Jake Frannicola


Labrador Retriever [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
Picture of Jake Frannicola, a male Labrador Retriever

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"Taking a break from playing"

Home:Smithfield, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

Mommy called me a

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"Mommy called me a "stupid dog""

I think it makes me look distinguished, don't you?

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"I think it makes me look distinguished, don't you?"

You're crazy, Maggie!

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"You're crazy, Maggie!"

Hey, this snow is cold!!!

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"Hey, this snow is cold!!!"

Me and Maggie waiting for Mom

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"Me and Maggie waiting for Mom"

Just one more picture, please!

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"Just one more picture, please!"

Me and the boys waiting for our gifts

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"Me and the boys waiting for our gifts"

Me and Maggie - chillin' waiting for Mom

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"Me and Maggie - chillin' waiting for Mom"

Ahhhhhh, sleep - Leave me alone!

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"Ahhhhhh, sleep - Leave me alone!"

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Nicknames:
Bear; Jakey

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
going outside to play

Pet-Peeves:
coming inside

Favorite Toy:
anything - mostly Cody and Tucker

Favorite Food:
Purina One with Mighty Dog

Favorite Walk:
all over the property

Best Tricks:
We're still learning some!

Arrival Story:
I got a phone call from the local animal shelter asking for my help in placing Jake (then called Lazerow). He had been adopted by a family with a 3-year old son and all was going fine for about a month until the child decided to eat Jake's food out of Jake's bowl while Jake was eating. Jake was wonderful - he growled, but did not snap. The family returned him the next day. Problem is, here in Smithfield, once they are returned, they are considered unadoptable and scheduled for euthanasia. Lisa called me and told me about him - we already had 5 dogs, but after I went to the shelter and met him, I couldn't allow it to happen. We brought him home with us on December 22nd, and he's been the best Christmas present ever!

Forums Motto:
Jake - Adopt a lab - we appreciate it!!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 27th 2006 More than 7 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
447093

for 2468 days


Meet my family
Tucker
Frannicola
Cody
Frannicola
Mocha
Frannicola
(7/92 - 8/12)
Megan
Frannicola -
Our Angel -
Matilda Lee
Frannicola RIP
Ricky
Frannicola -
RIP Little
Maggie
Frannicola
Max Frannicola
(1998 -
8/30/12
Sammie
Frannicola
Ty Frannicola
R.I.P.4-20-13
Beau ("Bo")
Frannicola

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My Christmas Present


Wow - Daddy's home!

December 23rd 2011 8:05 am
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What a great gotcha day and Christmas present --- Daddy came home early to spend 2 weeks with us!! I'll get to snuggle and sleep with him every nite. He's my bestest buddy in the whole world.

 

I got an OWWIE!

October 11th 2009 6:33 am
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Mommy called me a "stupid dog". Daddy said "when is he ever going to learn?" They don't understand that it's my JOB to make sure all the new horses learn that I'm the boss and they have to behave themselves or I'll bite their tails.

Yup. I got kicked. Hard. In the face. Everyone says I'm lucky because I only lost some hair. They don't realize that I lost a lot more than hair - that pesky Cash thinks he's got the better of me now, and I don't like it. Ok, I'll stay next to the barn when he goes in and out (when any of the horses, even my friends, go in and out). But I draw the line at staying away when they're in their turnout pens. Unless Cash comes to the gate and stares at me, that is --- then I run like a scared pup to Mommy. I hate that. Now I'm the baby who's afraid of everything! Wait until I get better, Cash - I'll show you a thing or two - maybe you'll be gone by the time I get better - I hope I hope I hope.

 

It's My Anniversary!!!

December 26th 2007 10:02 am
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I can't believe a whole year has passed! Mommy went to the airport on Sunday to pick up Daddy, and when they got home the first thing he did is wrestle with me and he hugged me and said "happy anniversary big boy". I feel like I've been here furever - I love my family and my furbrothers and sister Matilda. We went to see Miss Lisa at the shelter and brought a big bag of puppy food for the poor guys who haven't found their furever homes yet, she was happy to see me, too! My picture is up on the wall over her desk and she still forgets and calls me "Lazzie", but then she remembers and calls me Jakey and tells me what a lucky boy I am.

And THEN I got a stuffed squeaky toy from Santa Paws and a PIG EAR from Miss Wendy and BJ! Mommy and Daddy thought I didn't know how to play because I just held my toy and lay down with it and put my head on it and Tucker was throwing his up in the air and running in circles with it, and Cody, Mocha and Matilda were ripping theirs, but I really love my presents and want to hold them, like I hold Mommy and Daddy. . . .

Happy Holidays, everypup!

 
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