Three weeks ago I needed to run to JoAnn's so while I ran in Ryan and the kids went into the pet store next door. It was a miracle that I finished first, which doesn't happen very often! So I headed over to the pet store. Ryan and the kids were in heaven. I must admit it is a fun pet store with lots of cute puppies, fish, rabbits, you name it they have it! They even have a GIANT turtle which wanders around the store. So we were looking at all the cute puppies and a sales lady asked if we where interested in any of the puppies and we said no, not today. So, she went on to ask what qualities we would like in a dog. I said one that does not shed and is great with small kids. So she showed us a little shih tzu. It was really cute and the kids LOVED it! Eve was screaming with delight and an hour later Ryan would not put this puppy down because he loved it. Being the big mean parent that I am I said we'd better sleep on it. (knowing who would have to take care of this puppy, considering I've never had a dog ever, the list of reasons goes on and on...) Well Reuben cried the whole way home, Kaitlyn named it Oreo and Evie was calling him Oreo. It was just not good news.
The next day we went to church and I was sitting in the hall and was telling my friend about the exciting time the night before and our Elder's Quorum President happened to be sitting with his son out in the hall. I remembered that they had a dog and asked which breed it was because they have young children and love their dog. He said that they had a shih tzu and that she had puppies 10 weeks ago and they were still trying to find a home for the last one. So they insisted we come and see him but no pressure. So, that night we came home with Frankie. Yes, you all can die of shock! I know that I am the last person on earth that you would think of as a dog person. But we ALL love him! Eve carries him around constantly and he totally puts up with it. Lincoln loves to jibber jabber to to him and Kaitlyn and Reuben couldn't be prouder! And yes he really doesn't shed! I love it! He is a great puppy!
We got the name Frankie from the cute ladies at my quilt guild. They would always call Lincoln "Frankie" and even made a quilt for "Frankie". So we thought it fit. He was meant to be part of the family.