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  • This is Frankie and he’s a three-legged dog. My cousin, Sunday, owns him - he lost his leg in a horrific farm accident and nearly died, but they saved him and I am grateful.

    Frankie might be missing a leg, but he still thinks he’s a pretty lucky dog. He does not whine or complain. Ever. Even when he cannot run as fast as the other dogs. Even when he is covered in sweat and completely exhausted. Frankie does not give up and still makes the attempt.

    When we rode my cousins horses all over the Indiana country recently, Frankie put his whole heart into the run and kept up. With only three legs it takes a significant effort to keep up with two full grown horses for several hours. Panting furiously. Never giving up. If he somehow managed to get ahead of me, he would turn and wait to make sure I was keeping up with HIM.

    Definitively, Frankie is all about a healthy community. He’s building, connecting, and loving the people around him every single day of his life. Frankie is making a difference in a world that’s filled with negativity.

    If Frankie can live each day to the fullest with only three legs, I think we can live each day to the fullest with ALL our arms and legs. If a three legged dog can throw his passionate heart into his community, it seems that surely you can get off the couch and make the attempt yourself.

    Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are and live life to the fullest like Frankie.
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