See No Evil

Each alpha of The Herd has approached their job differently. Frankie Suave believes in the see no evil approach.

I see no evil
I see no evil

Over the years, we’ve had many dogs step into the role of leader—Mama Bear Nikita, Queen Natasha the Evil, Miss Cheoah the Cheesewhiz. Each has taken a different approach, but all made sure the youngsters stayed in line. And, we will note, all have been female. Until now. Frankie Suave is the first male in charge. He also takes a different view of things. He uses the see no evil approach. Not particularly helpful in controlling the youngsters, Hu-Dad would note, but consistent with his suave approach to life.

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  1. JoCindy on August 15, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Frankie just needs a fedora and sunglasses to complete his suave look. Also, no one would see his eyes are closed under his sunglasses!

  2. Juno's mom on August 15, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Frankie’s such a good role model.

  3. Jean Burkhardt on August 15, 2021 at 7:48 am

    I agree Debbie and Ruby-it seems the BOYS seem to like the male point of view which is SUAVE!!

  4. Debbie and Ruby on August 15, 2021 at 6:53 am

    Everyone listens to a “Suave” leader of the pack..

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