Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Summer Newsletter Now Available

I have been one busy little dog so far this summer!  Read all about it in my latest newsletter.  CAUTION:  It is packed with lots of fun pictures and stories so it takes a bit to download.  Please be patient.  I promise it will be worth it.  If it’s not worth it I promise I won’t have any doggie treats for two weeks!
Here’s the link:, click on summer 2008 Frankie Newsletter.

Hope you enjoy!!

More Photos from GermanFest 2008


Jerry took 3rd place being dressed in his German lederhosen.  He and Frankie are comparing notes I think on whose hat is cuter…. or maybe Jerry is saying to Frankie, “Can you believe we have to put up with this?”

Bella the German beer stein took 2nd place for her adorable costume.  She was such a tiny little dog though that I think if she were a real beer stein you’d take one sip and the stein would be empty!

Last year’s dachshund race winner was Frankie, though he is a boy Frankie.  But we won’t hold it against him.  After the costume contest Frankie and I were whisked off in a golf cart so we could take part in the parade as this years costume winner.  It was quite the long parade route, so I was glad little Frankie didn’t have to pull her train the whole route!  We got to ride with 2007 race winner Frankie and his dad Joe.  The BIG dachshund in the front seat is German Fest mascot, Fritzi.  It was evident Frankie, the race winner, had many fans and they remembered him from last year and were calling out his name.  He took 1st place again this year, but will hang up his paws now with racing.  He will be back again next year to take his final lap around the parade route as the 2008 race winner.  Sure would be fun to win 2009 costume contest and ride with him again.  John and I have got our thinking caps on for next years costume.  Any ideas out there?

Frankie takes 1st Place in Costume Contest at GermanFest!

Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Express took the honor of 1st place as the train conductor!  Competition was fierce, but Frankie prevailed.  Mark Baden, Channel 12 Meteorologist was one of the judges.  After a parade of dressed up dachshunds around the field it was narrowed down to 5 contestants.  It was then the audience who would determine the winner by their cheering and clapping.  It was a bit nerve wracking as they asked the audience twice to determine the winner… but Frankie came out on top!  What a glorious day it was.

Here is a link to Channel 12 which was there interviewing this event. We made it onto their website and you can view the story with a link to the video for coverage of the event:  I will post more photos under another blog post in the next few days.