Frankie Patrols His Decks

Frankie Suave has always enjoyed the quieter things. At Chez Herd by the Sea, Frankie patrols his decks—two levels of lookout fun.

Welcome to my upper deck
Welcome to my upper deck

Like many houses on the coast, our home is on stilts to mitigate issues from storm surges, so our living space is several feet above ground level. Our bedrooms are the level above that. We built decks so we have a patio at ground level, a covered deck at the main level, and an open deck at the upper level. Frankie says he loves the decks.

I can even see the road in front of the house
I can even see the road in front of the house

With the constant breezes off the marsh (and ocean beyond that), the air on the deck is comfortable even in the summer. He can watch all of the seabirds and people kayaking in the marsh.

Watching the salt marsh from the upper deck
Watching the salt marsh from the upper deck


  1. Jean Burkhardt on February 13, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    OI so love the tours and Frankie makes it so enjoyable. I agree that a house tour would be lovely! I know the Herd is enjoying the new place to live!! SO many things to investigate!

  2. Carolyn on February 13, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Frankie SHOULD do a house tour! Those decks sound awesome. Maddox loves to sit on my porch and watch all the people go by – and their dogs – we can see the river walk, and the dog park where all the crazy dogs play (he does not go there). Having visual entertainment is very cool.

  3. JSS on February 13, 2020 at 10:16 am

    I look forward to your posts every day. I love your pack and the hu-parent descriptions of the chaos of the herd. Thank you for your delightful photos and stories!

  4. Juno's mom on February 13, 2020 at 9:43 am

    So many new scents must be invigorating. He looks pretty happy.

  5. JoCindy on February 13, 2020 at 9:19 am

    Frankie could lead a house tour “Frankie Suave Presents…” ????
    Does Hu-Grandma visit? The Herd must miss her.

  6. Zoe on February 13, 2020 at 7:40 am

    It looks beautiful!!! Can’t wait to see the house tour …

    Frankie looks Extra Suave on the decks protecting his property!!!

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