Trouble Brother Games and Frankie Update

We thought we would drop in with a quick Frankie update and a few photos of the on-going Trouble Brother games continuing despite our sweltering heat. Let’s do important first and save the fun for later in our story.

Frankie Update

Frankie’s vet visit went well Thursday. The lump that swelled on his side has reduced to nearly normal. The antibiotics did their job. The infection seems to be gone.

We couldn’t do a biopsy last week because the infection might have muddled any results. This week, the vet took a sample for the labs. We will receive the results at the end of next week. Things look positive this was nothing but an infection.

The bounce returned to his prance. He’s eating well, and he celebrates the retirement of the cone of shame. And, yes, he continues to walk with us.

Unfortunately, we are only walking once a day rather than our normal twice because of the heat. While we know many of you have much higher temperatures, we are breaking into the 90s here in Asheville, which is sweltering for us. 

Trouble Brother Games

Here comes half of Trouble - Trouble Brother Games
Here comes half of Trouble

Not that the heat has slowed the Trouble Brothers much. Fortunately, shade covers much of our backyard, so the boys have been able to play their games. Roscoe does his best to sneak up on the Little Curmudgeon, and Typhoon replies with his grumbly act that he wants to be left alone.

Don't even think about it - Trouble Brother games
Don’t even think about it

Since Roscoe ignores those warnings, the Prince has to stomp his feety-feet while yelling at his brother.

I chomped you - Trouble Brother games
I chomped you

Minutes later, they race about the yard. Much wrestling, chasing, and bitey-face continues until our temperatures slow them. Then our well-behaved duo ask to go inside to the air conditioning and waiting water for a little recharge time.

What are you waiting for, Hu-Dad? - Trouble Brother Games
What are you waiting for, Hu-Dad?

Once rested, they resume the matches soon enough.

The good news is our extreme temperatures should break on Sunday and return us to normal late summer levels.

Stay cool.


  1. Lilian on September 14, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    How are the trouble brothes?, how is Frankie and Landon?, we really miss you!!

  2. CRAIG GIBSON on August 27, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve got a question how come your yard is not dug up with holes everywhere like ours is????

    • The Thundering Herd on August 30, 2023 at 10:01 am

      Because we’re perfect angels who would never dig a hole! And why is Hu-Dad laughing so hard right now?

  3. Nicole Tester on August 26, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    So happy Frankie is doing better. and I love this format. reminds me of the old posts. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Patty Markiewicz on August 26, 2023 at 10:09 pm

    So glad to hear the encouraging news about Frankie. Paws crossed for a negative test.

    I don’t know why everyone is complaining about the heat, we are having fall=like weather. Kind of nice.

  5. Christina on August 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    I am sure Frankie is happy to retire the cone! Hoping for a good outcome on test results 🙏

  6. Cheryl Seybert on August 26, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Good that Frankie got a healing nicely from the vet!! Love to see the trouble brothers are doing well!!

  7. Flick Marks on August 26, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks for the update on Frankie! I love all of your pups! I know it is hot in Asheville but worst in Charlotte plus the bad traffic!

  8. Juno's mom on August 26, 2023 at 3:43 pm

    Love the pics today. It’s always great to hear positive news about Frankie. Ty An Roscoe are such a hoot.

  9. Padma Bending on August 26, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Thanks for the good news on Frankie and photos of the trouble brothers. I just love that Typhoon has a buddy.

  10. Terry G on August 26, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    Yay for Frankie Suave ♥️
    Those Trouble brothers are soooo 🥰 cute
    Hugs to Boom Boom,too🤗
    Everyone stay 😎 cool…
    Autumn is coming 🍂🍁🌻🍁🍂❤️

  11. Debbie & Miss Ruby on August 26, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Way to go Frankie!! Glad to hear all is well at Chez Herd.

    • S Deaver on August 26, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      Paws crossed the biopsy results are negative. In the meantime, playing games in the shade sounds great for a hot day!

  12. Rachel Churchill on August 26, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the update. Go Roscoe!

  13. Jean Burkhardt on August 26, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Thanks so much Hu-Dad for the update on Frankie Suave. Sounds like very good news and also.the vote of shame is retired.

    I’m glad the trouble brother’s are still.playing but have shade for some of their antics. Good job.Typhoon Phooey and Roscoe P.

  14. Kathleen on August 26, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I’m so glad he’s feeling better!

  15. HokiePack on August 26, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Yay Good news Frankie!! Love the extra pics of the trouble brothers ! GSO is miserable. Ready for cooler weather !!

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