Dear Frankie

A New Addition to the Family

Dear Frankie, When my mom told me she was pregnant, I was so relieved. I had been worrying for months that something was wrong with her because her stomach kept getting bigger and bigger. The months before Seb...

A Park for All

Dear Frankie, Rolling Rovers is a new doggie daycare in our town. It’s for dogs who can’t walk on their back legs. The Rolling Rovers get around in carts outfitted with a harness that holds up their back legs...

Getting Ready for Camp

Dear Frankie, Last week when my dad said, “Squeaks, Mom and I would like to have a conversation with you.” I had an uneasy feeling about what they were about to say. Sure enough, when the three of us settled ...

Dear Frankie – Too Much of a Good Thing

February 1, 2022 Dear Frankie, I think my mom is overly concerned about my health. Once a month, she gives me two pills to prevent heartworm and prevent fleas and ticks. I’m OK with that; no one wants to ha...

Dear Frankie – Homework

January 1, 2022 Dear Frankie, Sunday nights are becoming a killer at our house. After dinner, mom asks my sibling, Billy, if he has completed his homework. He typically says it’s almost done. When she asks to...

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