New Member of the Pack

by Anne Bennett on September 22, 2014

Thomas

The Hungry Poodle pack has expanded again. This time the newest member is slightly less furry but just as hungry and every bit as adorable as his canine compatriots.

Meet Thomas Clark Linton Franzoni, born on Tuesday, September 16 and tipping the scales at just over nine pounds.  Brendan and Elizabeth are his proud parents (their firstborn is Whitman the standard poodle).  I look forward with great anticipation to many exciting adventures together with Thomas and hungry poodles Whitman, Julia and Lulu.

Despite the fact that Thomas is my first (human) grandchild, I’m no rube.  I’m well aware that babies can’t walk right out of the chute. Once I find a sturdy saddle for Whitman we’ll be off and running.

 

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