Thursday, February 17

Variety is the Spice of Frogs

Here at FBRN, we like to make sure that our foster dogs enjoy a variety of experiences.  Foster families often take their dogs to ballroom dancing classes, for the sake of improving their minuets in case the Dauphin is ever returned to power in the homeland and they are invited to attend a ball at Versailles.
Also, many Frenchies are taught requests (we don't use the vulgar term "commands" here), in Mandarin, Greek, Portuguese, and Latin, in case they are invited to an embassy event.



In this photo, you see Rhett Butler being introduced to the uncommon sport enjoyed by several Texas dog-owners.  It involves hefting a Frenchie up and toting him around for several hours, interspersed with periods where the Frenchie is placed in a sling across the athlete's back as the athlete fires a blowpipe loaded with a paralytic South American toxin at armadillos, rattle snakes, and vegans from Vermont.  Points are assigned by level of difficulty and weight of the Frenchie. Truly accomplished practitioners of this activity are able to balance a cup of scalding tea on their heads while playing, "I Didn't Know the Gun Was Loaded" on a Dollar Store kazoo.  We hear this sport is up for possible introduction to the next Olympics, so watch for it!


And in the final photo, you see Rhett engaging in a wilderness adventure camp.  Alone with only three Frenchie friends to help him, a compass, 3 matches, a box of wine and a GPS device, Rhett and his cohorts must find their way from the bottom of their yard back to their patio in only 2 days. 

Our foster families are responsible not only for the care and safety of their foster dogs, but as you can see, many of our foster families are devoted to ensuring that the Frenchies adopted through FBRN are the ne plus ultra of civilized animals, mens sana in corpore sano, and fully rounded in a variety of life experience.

Some of our foster families go a little further than others, it must be said, but we are proud of them all! boasts

The Frog Princess

4 comments:

Benny and Lily said...

What beautiful kids. Kudos to all the foster parents..
Benny & Lily

Anonymous said...

Reads to me like the dear FP was imbibing a bit too much happy juice while writing this very entertaining ditty! Thanks for the chuckles, FP!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the laugh, FP! I am going to teach my dog a few requests in Latin... although they will have to be in the subjunctive since there is no chance they will manifest in reality.

mandy said...

We would like some of what the Frog Princess is having.
Sincerely,
Luna and Rollo