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Time passages

Looking through some older photos the other day, I came across some older snaps of Frankie the dog:

baby Frankie

baby Frankie

With oldest boy:

Baby Frankie with big brother Boo

Baby Frankie with big brother Boo

and with youngest:

can't. breathe.

can’t. breathe.

Supervising leaf raking as a young gentle-dog:

in younger days, before the grey

in younger days, before the grey

And later, modeling a shrunken woolen sweater in a move known as the Marino-a-No-No.

you guys are ridiots

you guys are ridiots

He’s been a source of hilarity and a source of comfort, too.

See the smile on Frank's face?

See the smile on Frank’s face?

And always, he continues to do what he does best … stay close.

Grill consultant

Grill consultant waiting quietly nearby.

Time passages.

13 years since he came home with us from the pound.

And always, ever faithful.

There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.  ~Konrad Lorenz

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33 thoughts on “Time passages

  1. Bangin’ on the LIKE button.

  2. There is something so special about pets — unconditional love, no agendas — oh wait, the agenda is always food! It’s hard to see them age. I never notice until it slaps me in the face with an old-age illness or they just can’t get around. Your dog is beautiful and so are your kids!

    • Absolutely! I was out of town last night and when I got home tonight, he got a treat for absolutely no reason at all 🙂 And maybe because he always gives me a most enthusiastic greeting… I love these old pictures esp. since the boys are now 27 and 19 🙂 Cheers!
      MJ

  3. Sweet Frankie!

  4. Sweet pics of Frankie.

  5. Sweet series of photos of Frankie and family. One of our neighborhood friends,Molly, went over the Sunshine Bridge Friday.

  6. A great post!! Wonderful photos of Frankie with his family. :).
    Not sure of your exact location. Hope you are and will remain storm-free!! Prayers for all those in the heartland who are dealing with the bad weather.

  7. You have a wonderful cache of photos recording Frankie and your boys! Sweet, sweet photos.

  8. I am SO sentimental for dog’s with white in their muzzles! Here’s to Frankie!

  9. God bless Frankie 🙂

  10. Aw….those little four-legged furbabies!

    • I know … it just seems 10 min ago he was curled up under my desk, asleep.

      On a side note =- today marks 5 years as a citizen – whoo hoo!!
      MJ

  11. Great photos, MJ. Oh it’s so sad to see them age … I’m looking at my aged guy too. Sniff.

    • It sure is. He’s a wonderful, gentle soul. He never jumps, never pesters, just stays close… One of a kind, that one.
      MJ

  12. My beagle, George, was like a brother to me. My brothers had moved onto college so it was just him and I. Double dating was difficult, of course….especially when he insisted on driving, but I’m none the worse for wear. 😉

    • Ha! I wish I could have seen a photo of George driving 🙂 Frank is the ultimate salesman; no one can eat a sandwich & chips without giving him some because he never begs, he just stays conveniently close by in case one finds themselves suddenly full!

      MJ

  13. These are so sweet! I know they tug at your heart! They tug at mine, reminding me of similar ones I have of my kids and dogs….no better combination, if you ask me! And though I would never offend cat lovers out there, I think there is nothing better for a child than a dog to be a little shadow. My kids used to dress up our cocker spaniel, sleep against her, take her on hikes…oh, she was a long-suffering dog! But I think she enjoyed every minute, even when she was in costume! ~ Sheila

    • Oh I am sure she did 🙂 Frankie is a great dog, one of the best. Why? He never pesters, doesn’t ask for much, and is dignified and quiet. He comes close when things are rough, stays near out of pure preference, and whatever I feel like doing he thinks is the best idea ever!

      MJ

  14. He’s been lucky to end up in such a loving home. I can tell he is treated like a member of the family, as are my four-legged loves.

  15. Such a sweet boy. After losing a beloved dog, I went several years without another. And after Lucy joined the family, I have often wondered how I managed without a canine companion. They love us so fully no matter what!

  16. I say animals are GOD’s angels made just for us humans. 🙂

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