Vote like you’ve never voted before, people — Frank needs YOU!

After posting this poll yesterday about which pic of Frank all of you thought was the cutest, I quickly noticed that the ‘Full Body Neutered’ pic was the crowd favorite. So, as promised, I have now officially entered Frank into the Cutest Dog Competition and now all we need to do is vote like crazy and get Mr. Squishy to the top of the charts. If you’re looking for ways to help us out, here are a few things that you could do to help the Frankster pull this thing off:

  1. Vote every, single day on as many computers/cell phones that you can find. Get after it. You’ll have to register the first time with your email, but then you’re good to go.
  2. If you have a blog, please post something short and sweet about Frank’s aspirations for being named the cutest dog, ever. A few sentences, along with the code below (will display a voting option for Frank on your blog, as shown below).
  3. If you have a Twitter account and you would like to spread the word about Frank’s awesomeness that way, click this link to Tweet it out.
  4. If you would like to tell your Facebook friends about Frank Daddy and his plans for cute dog domination, click here to send something out.

Thanks head of time for all of your help and as usual, we are already behind, so the sooner that we can push this out, the better! Go Frank, go!!


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Entering Frank into the Cutest Dog Competition, but first we need your help (which pic is cutest? vote now!)

Considering that this is the last official week of the Cutest Dog Competition and that there are only like 5 days left for all of you crazies to vote (yes, you’re crazy and you are going to vote for Frank — a lot), I figured that it was about time to get Frank officially signed up so that we can all get him closer to winning the first place prize, which is $1 million bucks (whoa). But, first things first and before I go soliciting every single person that I can to vote for Frank, I need to make sure that we have picked the right photo that represents his incredible, yet sometimes nearly sickening amount of cuteness.

So, I have posted a few pics below and whichever one we collectively decide is the cutest is the one that I’m going to post over on the Cutest Dog Contest’s website. This is an important step because if we don’t get the right pic posted on there, the general public might not realize just how cute Frank really is. Which, of course, would also mean that the $1 million smackers would eventually be awarded to some other dog out there who isn’t nearly as deserving as the Frankster.

When you get a chance, check out the pics below and vote to let us know which photo you think is the cutest of them all:

Option #1: Frank On The Couch

Option #2: Censored Frank

Option #3: Frank’s Neutered Face

Option #4: Frank Neutered Full Body

Place Your Vote!

Is Frank, the ultimate cuddler? Hup and Steph both say yes.

frankcouchIn just the past couple of days it seems like both Stephanie and I have snapped some pretty priceless ‘cuddling’ pics with our adorable, little Frank. Honestly, we could have posted many, many more due to the fact that Frank is cuddle-master supreme, but I guess that we don’t want to pump our Facebook newsfeeds with any more Frank than we already do right now (which would probably be pretty hard to do). I mean, Frank doesn’t just like to cuddle, he LOVES to and when you’re on the other end of one of his cuddlefests it’s practically impossible to say no to the little guy.

Need to get to work? Yeah, it’s going to have to wait.

Have to go pick up something to make for dinner tonight? It can be put off for a few minutes longer.

Someone just stole your TV right out of your living room? That’s just too bad because Frank isn’t done snuggling up with you just yet (man, you really liked that TV, too).

All I’m trying to say here is that until you get a taste of the infamous Frank cuddle you can’t even come close to ever possibly saying that we have gone off the deep end when it comes to getting up close and snuggling personal with Frank. Basically, don’t knock it until you try it.

To properly close off this post the only way I know how, here are a few of the latest cuddling sessions that both Stephanie and I have had with Frank the past couple of days (don’t be jealous):


Me and Frank getting our cuddle on in the morning before we head into the office.


Stephanie and Frank catching up on some weekend snuggles on the couch.


Some good, old-fashioned Saturday-on-the-window-stoop snuggles.

Could Frank be the next spokesman for Sam Adams beer? Todd Bellomy says no thanks.

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After seeing the above picture you would think that Sam Adams would love to have Frank represent their tasty beverages, but unfortunately Todd Bellomy, the Consumer Relations Representative at Sam Adams said that they weren’t currently looking for a ‘spokesdog’. Well, it was at least worth a shot and I guess that I should give a huge thanks to my always entertaining roommate Nic for emailing it over to Sam Adams without me or Stephanie even knowing about it. Good looking out, roomie.

Here’s the rejection email that Nic just forwarded to me this morning — it’s still good stuff even though they didn’t bite:

Dear Nic,

Nice photo…I’ll let you know if we ever need a “spokesdog”!!

Thank you for your email and you interest in the great beers here at the Boston Beer Company.

Cheers,

Todd Bellomy
Consumer Relations Representative
The Boston Beer Company
www.samueladams.com

Frank has a new fan named Janet Ashby

Ok, so I knew that some people were getting a kick out of seeing Frank do his thing, but I had no idea that he was going to start attracting his own fans. Check out this awesome email that I just got today from a woman named Janet Ashby who has virtually adopted Frank as her dog, since her current landlord won’t allow her to have one of her own. This, my friends, is why I love the Internet:

Dear Hup and Steph,

I LOVE the videos of Frank.  Frank is a ridiculously adorable dog.  I found your blog totally by accident (I think by following a Yelp restaurant review) but I now I am addicted to the tales of Frank . (Can you tell that I am a wanna-be dog owner with a landlord who doesn’t allow pets? Someday….)

I wish you both the best on your upcoming nuptials and thanks for entertaining so many people with your blog.

Regards,
Janet Ashby

How sweet is that???

Hey Janet, if you’re reading this feel free to give us a shout any time that you feel like it and if you would like us to give Frank a message from you, feel free to leave it in the comments. Who knows, we might just have to shoot a video of him saying hello back to you. :)

Frank tries to eat an RSVP

frankthumbI’m not really sure if you think that these videos are quite as entertaining as I do, but I’m going to continue to post them as frequently as I possibly can. I’m not sure if most dogs are like this and Frank is the first dog that I’ve ever owned, but I swear that he does something hilarious every single day (if not more). One thing that I have learned pretty quickly is that Frank loves to chew on stuff. He’s not too destructive when it comes to chewing things and most of what he ends up chewing on isn’t anything of real value (which is a good thing), but man, he chews and chews and chews.

Here is a list of some of Frank’s favorite things to chew on (in no particular order):

So, with all of that being said, I guess that I should add a new one to this list — RSVP cards, which he tries to chew on until I eventually help him get a good grip on it (that’s what dad’s are for, right?). Check out the video below and if your dog chews up stuff, feel free to let me know what it prefers by leaving us a comment.

Frank barks?

If you have read and seen most of the things that I have written in the blog about Frank, you’ve probably noticed that he is of the most chilled out dogs that you’ve ever seen. Whether I’m dragging him to work, driving him somewhere in the car or just hanging out at home Frank doesn’t usually cause too much trouble and he practically never barks…well, almost never.

Over the past few months I have noticed that Frank barks only at a few selective (and somewhat odd) times. Here are a few of those times that I’ve noticed:

As you can see, Frank doesn’t usually bark that much and when he does, it’s pretty entertaining. To give you a good example of one of these situations I got some video of Ren getting Frank all exited and barking the other day while we were in the office. Check it out below when you get a chance.

Frank vs. the Whoopee Cushion

woopy_cushion1I was playing around with a Whoopee Cushion today after Stephanie and I got back from church and to my surprise, it seemed that Frank was practically scared to death of it. While most dog owners after learning such information might refrain from inflicting the big, bad Whoopee Cushion on their poor, little puppy I saw it as an opportunity to make Frank tougher (and to entertain myself in the process). If you check out the video below you’ll quickly see that Frank wasn’t just scared of the Whoopee Cushion, he was in an all-out attack mode whenever it got close to him. I’m not really sure why Frank would be so spooked by an inanimate object, but it might be one of the funniest things that I’ve ever seen him do. I think you’ll agree. :)

Frank is terrible at picking up pennies

johnny-depp-edward-scissorhands-c10103916jpegOkay, okay, so I’ll admit it — I like to brag about how awesome Frank is. I mean, he makes it really easy, so it’s pretty hard to blame me. I feel just like a proud parent whenever he does something awesome and I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with that at all. But, I guess that if I’m going to be bragging about all of the stuff that he’s great at, I should probably be telling you about the stuff that he’s terrible at, too (not that there’s that many, of course).

For example, I just found out yesterday that one of the things that he could probably use some work on is picking up pennies off of our office’s hardwood floor. This might be a fairly easy feat for someone with opposable thumbs like you and me, but for a Pug that only has been given paws and a mouth to work with (or Edward Scissorhands), it’s apparently not so easy. Check out Frank giving 110% below in the video, only to fail miserably at picking up the small, copper coin.

It feels like Christmas (the wedding gifts start to show up)

img_0431Getting married and putting together a wedding isn’t easy, it’s a lot more work than you would think — especially when you’re doing from about 3,000 miles away. But, as we move closer and closer to the wedding date (only 23 more days!) I think that Stephanie and I are both starting to see a lot of the work finally pay off in a few different ways. One of the first ways is that we are both getting more and more excited as the RSVPs continue to roll in. We had about 12 people RSVP yesterday alone (the Bridezilla RSVP video seemed to get more people sending them in…) and just imagining all of these amazing peope in one place, all at the same time literally gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. Honestly it makes me a little nervous knowing that everyone is flying in and what-not just for our wedding, but hey — it’s going to be an amazing time, so I know it will definitely be worth it for everyone. :)

So, even though seeing the RSVPs coming in is pretty exciting, it isn’t even in the same ballpark as the awesomeness of seeing our wedding gifts starting to show up. Each day we come home and go check out our lobby like little, giddy kids on Christmas morning who are going to see if there are any new presents under the tree. Here the last few days we have seen a few new wedding gifts come in from our registries that we set up at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond and honestly, we can’t get enough of it. I think that one thing that this wedding has really shown us both us how amazingly blessed we are to have such amazing friends and family who really care a lot about us. Seeing the notes, emails and gifts come in have really reinforced this to us and if you’re reading this right now and have sent us a gift (or are planning to), we want to personally thank you for being so freakin’ amazing that it hurts.

Just to show how happy getting these gifts and letters make us, we decided to take a picture and show you. As you can see, Frank and Stephanie are very happy that my uncle Fred and aunt Bestsy got us a sweet, new KitchenAid mixer. I’m not even sure what the thing can be used for honestly, but Stephanie was practically doing back flips when she realized what was in the FedEx box.

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Do they look excited, or what??? (Frank was a little confused)

You guys rock, thanks for reading and only 23 more days until the BIG day!

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