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Francesca

Meet Francesca

I entered this world on December 13, 2004, in Pinewood, Minnesota. I’m a bit older and certainly far wiser than Sharkey. Like Sharkey, I’m also friendly and quite curious, but I’m more cautious about letting my curiosity get me into trouble. I must admit that we do have fun together. I just know when to stop. Martha describes me as being a bit obsequious, but that’s just my ability to pull the wool over her eyes. I’m just clever! I do have a high opinion about myself, and my fashion sense is magnifique! In fact, Je suis fabuleuse (I am fabulous.)

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Alexis's new bathtub

Alexis's new bathtub

Posted by Francesca

On Thanksgiving, we did so much walking around in New York City that my little paws were kind of sore.  Martha thought it would be a good idea to give them a soothing bath in Alexis’s new bathtub.  When I heard ‘bath,’ I kind of panicked, however, Martha was true to her word and it …

Thanksgiving with Martha, Kevin, and Alexis in NYC

Thanksgiving with Martha, Kevin, and Alexis in NYC

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies hope you all had a very pleasant Thanksgiving.  Martha decided not to cook dinner at home this year.  Instead, we went to New York City where we met up with Kevin and Alexis.  We spent the whole day walking and sightseeing and visited many friends.  It was fun and quite an adventure.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Francesca

We Frenchies know it’s Thanksgiving when Martha’s turkey collection appears all around the house.  Martha’s kind of crazy about Turkeys.  It could be that she used to live on a street called Turkey Hill Road.  But then again, maybe it’s just that she really likes Thanksgiving.  In any event, we enjoy looking at all of …

Driving with Martha around the farm

Driving with Martha around the farm

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Martha is always working so hard and Francesca and I were elated to find her home last Friday morning.  It was such a beautiful day and she told us that we were going for a drive around the farm.  We always like to hear that news so we found the Kawasaki and waited patiently while …

Playing in the leaves

Playing in the leaves

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Who doesn’t love playing in a big pile of dry and fluffy leaves?  It’s so much fun and I feel sorry for dogs who live where no leaves fall.  Sharkey and I discovered some really big piles the other day and jumped right in.  One thing’s for sure – while playing, it’s really important to …

The full treatment

The full treatment

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Many of you have heard that Sharkey and I got a little carried away last week with a particular critter on the farm.  Martha was away all day in New York, doing her TV show, going to meetings, and also attended the fancy gala for the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai. …

Helping operate heavy machinery

Helping operate heavy machinery

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We heard Martha talking to Mike, the property manager, about when the tub grinder was going to arrive, and then finally, we heard that it was here.  A tub grinder is an enormous machine that grinds up branches and logs and of course, we just had to take a look.  We took the Kawasaki back …

ABC's Nightline visits the farm

ABC's Nightline visits the farm

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Sharkey and I always join Martha in the gym for her daily exercise regimen, and yesterday, we were surprised to see that she had visitors there. We found out it was that television show, called Nightline and that Cynthia McFadden, one of the co-anchors was interviewing Martha. They were actually doing a big …

Frenchie Impostors

Frenchie Impostors

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Sharkey and I were having a perfectly nice time lounging in the kitchen when I noticed something strange at the gate. It was very startling to see two French bulldogs, which looked just like the two of us, staring me down. Next thing I knew, the critters creeped in and starting taking over …

Washing the windows

Washing the windows

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The other day, we were watching Gyurme, one of the Sherpas, who works at the farm.  He was busy taking down the screens and replacing them with storm windows, but he seemed to be moving a bit slowly.  We asked if something was wrong and he told us that after eating a big lunch, he …