Frankie D. — short for Frankie Doodle or Frankie Doodle Dandy, sometimes known as Pretty Boy Frankie — does not subscribe to the philosophy of poet Dylan Thomas. He believes there is nothing wrong with going gentle into that good night. To that end, he ate some Ben & Jerry’s Stephen Colbert Americone Dream ice cream — even though he is not a political animal, he likes the caramel swirl and chunks of chocolate cone in the vanilla base — and then chilled out, his number 1 fan by his side, assuring him that even superstars can’t keep going forever but that he will always be beloved by his loyal followers.
He plans to continue his travels, just no longer in the public eye.
38 thoughts on “Frankie D., Canine Video Star, Muse, Retires”
All our love to you, Edie. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Journey well, Frankie D. Journey well.
Forever in our hearts. <3
Love his Ben and Jerry’s choice – can’t help wondering how many flavors he needed to sample before deciding. What a wonderful sendoff, as his next adventure begins – whatever that is.
Darling Edie — Crying for you, oh, my dear, crying. I never met Frankie in person, but your posts and book projected his personality beautifully. Grateful for the gentle, loving finale.
Sending you hugs and love. When my boy Sherman took his last ride he enjoyed forbidden M & M’s and chocolate chip cookies.
All I can say is that I’ve been through this seven times now through 40 years of marriage. As I type, my number eight is snuggled by my side. Every one of them has taken a tiny piece of my heart as they depart but with that said, every one of them brought more joy then I could have imagined when they entered my life. I thank you for loving Frankie enough to realize that you had to let him go. It’s one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. I have loved all the time I have spent with you two. I will carry you both in my heart today and always. Fly free, Frankie “D”…
Farewell Frankie…you will be missed. Edie, in time the pain will ease…Be good to yourself
I’m not good at goodbyes, so I’ll just leave you with a little piece of my heart. <3
You’re the best, Edie. Frankie D. is most certainly beloved by this loyal follower and will live always in my heart and memory. Even though I never met him, feels like I knew him. My heart goes way, way out to you. R.I.P. Mr. Frankie.
You are in my thoughts today, and Frankie will always be in our hearts. Sending hugs upon hugs to you.
Hugs to you, Edie, on this difficult day. Frankie, you are loved all around the world. <3
Lovely last video of Frankie. So sorry for your loss–glad that you made the right decision, although it hurts so much now. All my love and sorrows to you. Wonderful post, and I ‘m glad you wrote about it throughout your travels with Frankie over the last few months. Peace.
Bon voyage, Frankie – may your ethereal travels be wondrous. You’ll be missed.
Love and hugs, Edie — a wonderful tribute to Frankie — so long little guy, you will be mightily missed.
Bon Voyage Frankie!
Godspeed Mr. Frankie. You will be missed more than you know.
Edie – My heart and prayers are with you. What a better way to send Frankie off than to share where it all began. The video was perfect.
Sending a hug!
Frankie left the same way he lived: always his own dog, always in high style, always beloved. Thank you for all you’ve given us, Frankie and Edie.
Sending love and prayers.
Oh, Edie, my heart goes out to you. I know there are no words that can comfort you right now, so I’ll just say this much — Frankie will always love you and be with you in spirit. Go and enjoy the weekend with your friends; and don’t stifle tears or feel guilty if the tears don’t come. Frankie is at peace now, and he would want you to find peace as well. You are in my thoughts.
So long for now, Franklin P. Doodle. I’ll expect to see your balloon floating by anytime.
Sending my love on your way.
Nothing wrong with that at all. Goodbye, Frankie. Your adorable face will be missed.
Bon Voyage, Frankie!!
I’ve never seen a more beautiful post or video. I’m so, so sorry.
Damn fine choice of ice cream. Godspeed little dude.
Dearest Frankie touched so many lives, just as you have Edie. We’re thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your superstar.
My heart goes out to you, Edie. Dear Frankie will be missed. Wishing you peace.
We know though your heart is breaking, you let a little sigh of relief before you let the tears take over. One day you’ll feel that tiny bit of relief again, and then it will grow until you feel it more often than you feel the tears. That’s when the healing of your heart will begin. We’re always here for you whenever you need. You can use our hearts whenever you need a breath. V <3 B <3 D <3
Hugs to you, Edie. So honored to be part of Frankie’s journey along the way.
Peace be the journey. XOXO
I am so sorry, Edie. I feel so bad for both you and Frankie, but I know that the difficult decision you made was the best for him.
I’m so very sorry for you, but I hope you find comfort in that you gave him the best life possible and made the bravest decision to let him go peacefully. Run free sweet Frankie!
I’m so sorry for your loss. You and Frankie were so very lucky to have found each other and shared your journey.
The video is just awesome, just how one would imagine it happening for Frankie. Happy trails, Frankie. (((hugs)))
Run free Frankie.
I am so sorry for your loss! Your tribute for him was perfect!