Tough Life of Frankie Suave

As a rough and tumble sled dog (being of the same breed, at least), Frankie Suave would like to share his tough life with our readers.

The duties begin early after waking from his sleeping spot at the foot of the human bed. After a good stretch, Frankie is off for a morning patrol of Sibe Quentin followed by breakfast. But the work is just beginning, because the next task is recharging his batteries in the morning sun. This picture may not fully express how hard that task is.

Morning sunshine soaking.

Morning sunshine soaking.

Each member of The Herd has his or her own sentry duties. Frankie’s perch is in the shade of the covered porch watching the grass just outside Sibe Quentin to the south. You just never know when all of those rabbits will organize into a mighty invasion force. Of course, Frankie Suave is such a skilled defender that he is able to do this job with his eyes closed. Literally. Click on the following picture to make it larger and examine for yourself.

Monitoring rabbits - through closed eyes.

Monitoring rabbits – through closed eyes.

Part of the challenge of being a working breed is the ability to nap in the harshest conditions. As seen below, Frankie has apparently found a comfortable position for a quick nap. Not that any human can explain how this is comfortable.

Look how difficult it is to get comfortable.

There is no explanation

After a long day of hardships, Frankie will move indoors for his final task of the day – keeping the couch from spontaneously floating away.

What a tough life.

What a tough life.

Remember – we are a working breed.


  1. Melon on June 6, 2016 at 12:18 am


  2. Dennis the Vizsla on May 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    hello frankie suave its dennis the vizsla dog hay that shoor duz sownd like the hard nok life to me!!! no wunder yoo ar so eksawsted at the end of the day!!! ok bye

  3. Zoe on May 26, 2016 at 8:48 am

    After consulting with the resident watch dog Sabo the Magnificent, who is a German shepherd, I feel I must address the picture of Frankie guarding with his eyes closed. It is not he’s “watching” with his eyes closed, he is listening for the very dangerous and oft ignored ninja squirrels who could at any moment ninja all over Siberia quinten. You have no idea how lucky you are that he has the knowledge and experience to keep the tribe safe from the deadly ninja squirrels…cudos to Frankie.

  4. Lori on May 26, 2016 at 7:41 am

    The commitment that you display to your heavy workload, Frankie Suave, is heartwarming! I mean, laying in that contortionist position for such long periods of time just so you can keep vigilant watch of your sentry position is amazing! Good job sweetheart!!!

  5. Mom, Ice 'n Ebby on May 26, 2016 at 3:48 am

    Mom sez: Frankie, you are my favourite member of the Herd, and as such, should be rewarded for all your hard work. Your position in the one photo, of you lying on your back and twisted like a corkscrew, used to be our Ayla’s favourite sleeping position, too. Keep up the good work, Frankie.

  6. vincent porrazzo on May 26, 2016 at 3:41 am

    The on-the-back position with paws in air are a familiar sight with my puppies too.

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