Nicknames: Boya, Ol Man, Momma's Love, Big Guy, Big-Un, Big Luv, Buddy Boy,Blue Eyes
Birthday: November 19th 1995
Likes: being with Mom & Dad,afternoon naps with Mom, "bites" of any & all things we eat, nappin w/ 14yr. OREO kitty(only kitty he really likes!), being "groomed" w/of all things the vacuam cleaner! (the hose w/brush) he & Frannie wait turns & just love it!
Pet-Peeves: ear cleaning, nail trimming, STORMS!, "Moe" kitty, rubber bands
Favorite Toy: Dad... and shadows that move! tore holes (BIG) in linoleum before I figured this out!!
Favorite Food: People food...all he can "plead" from you! cantalope bites..pigs ears....LOVES "Scooby Snack" dog treats! 1st thing in morning, all day, & last thing at night! Will look from the box on tv. to us then back to box until is given 1 or 4! it's a new treat fo
Favorite Walk: from his bed to the kitchen, anywhere Mom is going!
Best Tricks: talking to you, asking (demanding!) from you, telling you when it's bed-time! shake , can't sit anymore due to arthritis
Arrival Story: just wanted to see litter of Danes sister had! had no intention of getting one..as soon as opened door..every pup of the 14 except Frankie scattered to outside..he sat there & did that "head-bob" thing as if asking "Where ya been? been waittin on ya!" asked if I could just play w/him for a lil while,,,,& he stole my heart! was his "baby-blues" (like Daddys'!) that made me do it!!!..hubby & brother in law tried hard to come up with reasons I couldn't have him! sister was gonna give him to me, but because of the guys' attempts at keeping me from getting him, I gave her $100.00 for him....that cut brother in law off at the pass..quick! hubby fell in love, too....and has remained so for past almost 11yrs. Frankie was the last born & "runt" of the litter,was so tiny at 5wks. old, but grew to 188lbs. by 8yrs. old...a lil much, but was found to have a thyroid imbalance...3yrs. & couple blood tests later (along w/diet change & meds.) he is at a slim 150lbs & doing so well the vet cannot believe he is as old as he is! a true GODS Blessing to me, for I'll be lost w/o him.......UPDATE: 8-21-08, Frankie B. was sent HOME to GOD @ noon today due to cancers & knee problems from old age...he passed peacefully into the spirit world until we meet again...Rest In Peace, My BELOVED Frankie B.,..I'm already lost w/o you.
Bio: Frankie sired a couple of litters before he was neutered(at 8yrs. old because of a perianal adenoma)..wish I could've kept whole litter I "personally" was responsible for!!....we have 1 girl from 1 litter, (which was my "pick of the litter",but didn't want another dog at that time so didn't take her! )sister was going to keep her, but that didn't work out (as she had a couple other dogs prior to that litter.)..., due to the bad "home" she was in from 8-16wks old..... (after having been loved & well treated from birth thru 8wks. old,.she was put in outside run, not fed properly, no attention).. ((that's the biggee w/her!)),....."Frannie" is 7yrs. old, not even anywhere close to gentle as Frankie, even though we've had her since 16wks. old & treat her the same as we do/have Frankie........what they go through young sticks with some , probably most,.. & she is one that "it" stuck with.....
We had a REALLY HARD nite last nite....together like ALWAYS, though, huh, Momma?! You try so hard to help me get up when I can't, clean-up & put down dry pads, bring me water if I don't WANT or FEEL like gettin up....etc... THANX, Momma! No-one BUT you can do these things w/the love u do! We BOTH know our time together is gettin shorter by the minute,...not day.....I'm not scared, 'cept for having to leave you to your sorrow.....I see it already & know how ya feel even though u try SO HARD to hide it from me.....I am tired, Momma.....13 is a LOT of YEARS for my "kind" of furbaby....and I am & always will b just that,...yer baby! It sure doesn't feel like almost 13yrs have passed....so quickly, too.....Strive to remember the GOOD TIMES, MY LOVE..Hell,...that would b ADORATION for/of YOU, Mommma.....as well as the fun times & those of laughter over things I do/did. Daddy is trying to console you, & I love him for that as well as all other things btween he & I, too.......he'll do anything he can to just make you more able to "deal" w/my having to leave. I heard you ask GOD, FATHER...last nite when I couldn't get up even w/help,..to PLEASE don't make me or you go through this &/or for you to have to "make that call that it's time", but to PLEASE just let me slip into an "Old Timers Sleep" & go HOME to HIM naturally.....I 'll ask HIM, too, Momma,...but I don't think that's HIS plan for us. Know I trust you & know you will do what is right FOR ME when it's RIGHT FOR ME........I, too, wish I could vocalize what I feel like & you wouldn't have to guess for yerself....btw,..I AM SORRY I snapped at you when you were trying to help me up just as you always do...didn't mean to get yer forehead! Glad no broken skin or blood, I wouldn't hurt you for the world! I will allow the muzzle cause I know I can't help but reach back & snap sometimes, and I KNOW you wouldn't put it on me if ya KNEW I wasn't hurtin bad enuff to snap. Keep prayin, Momma...ALL THINGS IN GODS TIME...and HE HAS BLESSED US w/MORE THAN MOST! I LOVE YOU< T LOVE YOU< I LOVE YOU.......& I WILL NEVER REALLY B GONE!! We have "seen" Frannie, you & I BOTH know that......I'll b here, too.....Stay strong, Momma...& don't b ashamed to cry.....yer tears are for me & I so love you for loving me, needing me, wanting me,....& missing me b4 I even go.
Well, Mums,....I's 12! Whoda thunk it? Certainly not you especially when I got that darn UTI!! Guess you'll be bakin my birthday-goodies AFTER you get that bedroom & laundry done up, huh? Know that I love you back just as much as you love me! Here's to ANOTHER FEW YEARS!!!!! Happy & Healthy,...& SO LOVED by you!!! GOD has SO BLESSED US BOTH!! I wouldn't want to be here without YOU, either!!
Well, Momma,....here we are in August 2007 already! 3 mere months & it will be my nother birthday! 12 years old! How incredible (they say) for a dane! I know you can see me ageing day by day & I have caught ya cryin for what's to come......You watch me as I get up to go out & do my duty,...you KNOW I try REAL HARD to make it!!,..you've noticed that I have begun to loose weight & not just "atrophy" in my hip/rear legs anylonger....down to 130lbs from the grand 188lbs I was 4 years ago....yep, some of that was thyroid,..but what's being lost now is age related.....I know you'll NEVER leave me, Momma,....I'll remain in yer heart for ALWAYS in ALL WAYS! I know it really bothered you when the urn you bought for me arrived the other day...Momma, it's a nice one,..perfect for me, right down to the candle rest for you to keep a candle lit in remembrance of me (& you together!) Daddy's not knowing what to do to help you feel better, as if you could!, but he sure wants to "make it all better" for you!....he's been the best, Momma,..especially after not wanting to take me on back then! Now he won't know what to do w/o me around either when that happens!!! You & I both KNEW he'd fall for me, too....who could not? I've been the best I could be through the last decade (+) , Momma.....please remember me for that! I will still be right beside you EVERYWHERE you may be when I'm gone, you WILL FEEL ME THERE!! I'll still "nuzzle" you when you cry, "kiss" ya when ya least expect it, as you know I don't give em away often