It was 14 months ago that we rescued Frankie from a shelter in South Carolina, and he became our first official Harley’s House of Hope rescue. He was old and frail and very sick, and neither we nor his doctors honestly expected him to heal enough to live a happy and comfortable life for as long as he has. But we did all we could for him and he surprised all of us with his tenacity … and his response to being loved. And as each day passed, we grew to love him more, and he us.
But as we all know, love and the best possible care can only do so much, and the damage done over the years from prior neglect takes its toll, as does age. Frankie has been declining both physically and mentally over the past month; sadly, we know he will soon let us know that he’s ready to cross the Rainbow Bridge. We wanted to tell you this now so it won’t come as a shock when the time comes, and so you can send him all your love in the meantime. We know he will feel this love, as he has for the last 14 months. We know your love has helped sustain him, too.
Mr. Cranky Frankie Long-Legs is a very dear and funny little dog. It’s hard to imagine life without him in our home. Each day is a gift, and for now we’re taking things one day at a time and showering him with love … and all of his favorite things.
PS: These pictures of our sweet Frankie were taken just this morning. You can see that he’s getting tired. And by the way, that is baby food on his face.
Read about Frankie from the moment he was rescued to the day he became a Taylor.