gracie the grown up.

If you look to the top of the page, right under Frannie Loves Marie, you will see the line treasures, dress ups and stories of a wonderful life. Well, caring for my puppy Gracie means that the treasures and dress ups don’t come about as frequently as they used to for fear of their destruction and lack of funds, but the life becomes becomes even more wonderful. I last wrote about Gracie graduating from puppy school over 3 months ago and boy has she grown from a fluffy little youngin’ in to a stinky, slobbery real-life dog!

Here’s a FLM update on her canine capers of late because I know you all adore cute dogs as much as Marie and I do…


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and they called it puppy love.

Mondays are hard even for those with the most positive of dispositions. The weekend is over and it’s time to head back to the workplace. Mondays at the moment are especially hard for me because every morning I have to say goodbye to this adorable, freckly little face…

My Gracie is settling in very well to her new home and I thought I’d give you all a bit of an update of how quickly she is growing while hopefully adding smiles to your Monday with some cute puppy photos.

grubby gracie.

adventure dog.

first bath.

week 1.week 3. ps. stop growing!fave toys.

dogs on film.

In showbiz, they say never work with kids and/or animals. I heard this was because it is hard work… something to do with them getting restless easily and not understanding direction. However, I believe this mantra was created not by someone who had to endure the frustrating nature of the situation but by someone who was outshone by them. Let’s face it, anything we as adults can do, they can do cuter. Take, for example, Hollywood babe Ryan Gosling wrapped in Christmas lights and compare him to my family’s dog Denzel wrapped in christmas lights…

I get it ladies! Heart-throb Gosling, especially post The Notebook, is lusted after by women the world over, but look at Denzel! Named after the brilliant Denzel Washington and obviously sporting that same star potential, I know who I’d choose out of these two to find under my Christmas tree.

That would be Denzel. In case you were still unsure.

So now that you get where I’m coming from, please let me present to you my top 5 ‘dogs-stealing-the-spotlight’ movie moments. To clarify, I’m not talking about the lovely puppies we fell head-over-heels for as the central character/s of the movie, ala Beethoven, Homeward Bound, Milo & Otis, just to name a few. I’m talking about the dogs who were given no voice, cast in the darling support role and still ended up being one of the best parts of the film.

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