Introducing Frankie

So many of you correctly noticed – we have a new pack mate.
Meet Frankie.
And, yes, he is fitting in very well.

Frankie came to us from our good friends at Siberian Husky Assist, the same people who guided Kodiak into our lives several years ago.  We were back over with them January 14 for their annual Winterfest.  If you are anywhere near Bristol, Virginia, please plan on attending this great event and support Siberian Husky rescue.

Frankie has settled in very nicely.  He has found the dog closet where all of the good things are stored, and tried to walk away with a bag of 100 bully sticks.  We certainly have to give him credit for thinking big.  And he is learning how to ride in a seatbelt in the Jeep (some pictures of the bloopers from that experience later this week).  And he has taken quickly to our hiking routines.

Most importantly, he is learning the rest of The Herd.  He has proven to be quite the flirt with the girls and is especially smitten with Natasha (again – more credit for thinking big).  He and Cheoah are closest in age and they are already engaging in some smack down wrestling matches.  We will show you some pictures later this week showing how well he and Kiska are getting along.  And he and Qannik and Rusty get along fine with only a small amount of that boy dog trying to outdo each other stuff.

For the next week or so, he will continue to gain more freedom as he continues to prove himself trustworthy in the house and with every other pup, but so far everything is progressing very well.  He also gets vet checked this week.  We do not anticipate any challenges as all of his vet checks from the rescue were clean.  We are guessing he is around 40 pounds and probably a year and a half old.

Welcome to The Herd, Frankie!

42 Comments

  1. Sagira on October 29, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    What a cutie! Congrats on the new addition.

  2. Bailey on October 26, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Welcome, Frankie!

    Sending lotsa big woofs & hugs your way! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  3. Andrea on October 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

    You sure do know how to pick em Frankie! Couldn’t have chosen a better furever home. Congratulations to all of you and two paws up for yet another successful rescue. Our babies at the Bridge are celebrating.

  4. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on October 25, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Nice to meet you Frankie! You have certainly got very lucky getting to become part of the Thundering Herd pack! They are awesome, and we are a bit jealous 🙂

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  5. Pup Fan on October 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    A huge welcome to Frankie! 🙂

  6. KB on October 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Frankie is a very handsome Sibe! And, he has a great sense of humor, trying to walk away with a bag of 100 bully sticks. Congrats on your new pack member. And, congrats to Frankie, for he hit the jackpot when you chose him!

  7. Amanda @ Click. The Good News on October 25, 2011 at 9:04 am

    He is beautiful & so lucky to have such a great new home 🙂

  8. Ricky on October 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Awesome! Welcome Frankie!

  9. 24 Paws of Love on October 25, 2011 at 12:21 am

    What a beautiful boy! Welcome Frankie! Weren’t you just trying to keep the hu-dad on his toes pulling those bully sticks out? I mean, if you can get to them, can’t they all? Always keep them guessing Frankie!! 🙂

  10. Susan on October 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Welcome Frankie! Awww, what a handsome boy!

  11. Elmo & Mouse on October 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Wow, Frankie has some stunning eyes! Definitely an attention grabber. Must say he is brave to go after the Queen. Can’t wait to hear more about Frankie.

    Congrats!

    PS. We are on bully sticks now too – just love that stuff.

  12. Holly & Khady on October 24, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    We are so happy for Frankie and the rest of you! I’m so happy he is fitting in so well. What a brave boy for having a crush on the Evil Queen!!!

    Holly

  13. NCMountainwoman on October 24, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    How wonderful for all around. Nice to hear Frankie is fitting in so quickly.

  14. siku marie on October 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Wow Frankie, you are the luckiest Sibe around to have landed in such an amazing Herd. Big shoes to fill to fit in? Sure. But oh so very worth it! Welcome handsome boy, we look forward to getting to know you and share your antics. We are certain you will add a unique voice to your fantastic forever family’s song!

  15. Huffle Mawson on October 24, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I already knew about Frankie, but officially, welcome to the family Frankie! I know you’re going to fit right in.

  16. Ryker on October 24, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    100 bully sticks…Bully for you!

  17. Wild Dingo on October 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Welcome franke! Woo hit the jackpot with the herd. That’s better than maling it as a rocket or a Beattle! Now we can’t wait until we hear all about putting the hu dads thru every best sibe move you got. Raiding the dog closest is child’s play. Let’s see some moves they haven’t thought of yet! Booowahahaha! Love those gorgeous eyes. Juno is smitten!

  18. Sychoberians on October 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    WooRay for Frankie, you are one lucky pup. We wish you all the best.

    Remy and Flash

  19. houndstooth on October 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I am so happy for you, and for Frankie! I’d also just like to say that I especially needed to read a post like this today about how wonderful new beginnings are. Frankie has landed in Siberian Heaven on Earth!

  20. brooke & darwin on October 24, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Yea Frankie! Welcome! Cant wait to read more about you!

  21. The Lady on October 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Hey there Frankie!! Good to meet ya!

  22. The OP Pack on October 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats to the Herd and welcome to Frankie – he is one handsome boy!!! We are so happy he is fitting in so well. Queen Natasha must be quite flattered with all his youthful attention:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  23. Radinka on October 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    You are one lucky dog Frankie! Welcome to the pack!

  24. Anna the GSD on October 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Oh Frankie! You are quite a looker!!! But maybe it’s best to take it easy before making your move on the ladies…the Herd girls are pretty hardcore!!! 🙂

    Welcome!!!

  25. Kari on October 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Welcome Frankie!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  26. Laura on October 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Congrats on finding a great new family, Frankie! And also for thinking big when you decide to sneak a snack. We had a cat who tried to make off with a 2-pound package of chicken once, so I totally understand your desire to just go for it all! Have a wonderful time getting to know everybody!

  27. The Ao4 on October 24, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Yea, Frankie!!!! We’re so glad you’ve joined the Herd!!! And smitten with Natasha? Who can blame you! Just remember — she’s the boss!!!
    Play bows,
    Zim

  28. Ina in Alaska on October 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

    What a handsome boy Frankie is! So glad he found a wonderful home with the Herd!! Welcome!!!

  29. Shawnee the Shepherd on October 24, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Whoa, Frankie, you scored BIG TIME with your new fambly! (yet another credit for thinking big)

  30. norwood on October 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    FRANK N Beans! Wahoo on the newest herd member. He looks way cool and nice going using the new guy appeal to get close to the Queen. Smart man.
    norwood

  31. Random Felines on October 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Welcome Frankie!!! Mom says you look like you are already in costume for halloween to be dracula – MOL!!

  32. Tucker and Daisy on October 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

    We are so happy to meet Frankie. What a handsome boy.

    Tucker and Daisy

  33. HoundDogMom (Sherri) on October 24, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Welcome to the herd, Frankie. We cannot wait to hear stories and get to know you better. You have picked a great place to make your home in as well. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  34. FiveSibesMom on October 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Frankie, you are a handsome boy (and very smart from what your Hu-Dad is saying!) Welcome to your new family – it sure is a fabulous one! Here’s to many, many years of fun and adventures!

  35. Becky on October 24, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Oh Frankie – you are SO lucky to have been chosen to join The Thundering Herd!!!

  36. hisqueen on October 24, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Welcome Frankie,
    What a great looking guy he is. Glad to hear your settling in well.

  37. Khyra on October 24, 2011 at 8:18 am

    WelkHOME Frankie!

    Make sure woo use those brown eyes fur all they are worth!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: Woo REALLY hit the furever home jakhkpot!

  38. jack & moo on October 24, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Welcome Frankie! My, my, what a handsome dude! You got yourself into one fantastic pack, Frankie! Looking forward to seeing you have lots of adventures with the Herd. : )

    happy woos & a-roos,
    jack & moo

  39. Barbara Ling on October 24, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Gorgeous moose! And a very lucky moose too!

    Happy for your Herd.

  40. Ice 'n Ayla on October 24, 2011 at 5:11 am

    (Ayla)- Me’n Ice want to say “Welcome to the Thundering Herd, Frankie”. You couldn’t ask for a better “Forever Home” — well, unless it was here in Dawson Creek with me ‘n Ice, that is.

  41. Stella on October 24, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Welcome Frankie! We will look forward to getting aquainted with you, and reading about your personality. You are adopted into one of the finest Sibe families anyplace. Life will be very good for you, you lucky boy!

    Cheers and Hugs,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  42. rottrover on October 24, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Oh Frankie! We’re glad you’ve found he Herd!! We’re taking about who might join our pack. Not tomorrow, but at some point…

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