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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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Our Debut on CNBC's Power Lunch!

Our Debut on CNBC's Power Lunch!

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…And a new relationship with Age Group Ltd. and Petsmart
As you know, Martha is always thinking of ways to make the world a better place and that includes the world of pets. Martha loves all her pets, including the cats and birds, and we all feel like very important members of her family. …

Warning! Coyote Sighting

Warning! Coyote Sighting

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The farm that we live on in Bedford, New York, is made up of 153-acres. There are lots of pastures and woodlands and all kinds of wildlife live there. There has been some talk lately about coyotes at the farm. The consensus is that a coyote population is a good thing, except …

What kind of balls are these?

What kind of balls are these?

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Sharkey and I were outside exploring the other day, when we found some strange things in one of the wooded areas of the garden. At first we thought we found some balls to play with but, as it turned out, that wasn’t the case.

We love pumpkins and gourds!

We love pumpkins and gourds!

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All of a sudden the weather turned cold.  Sharkey and I put on our warm jackets and went outside to see what was new in the world.  We were so happy to find that many pumpkins and gourds had been arranged for decorations.  We love pumpkins and Martha grows many unusual varieties.  Come and take …

Hairy balls and more flowers

Hairy balls and more flowers

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We Frenchies really love flowers so the other day, we trotted down to Martha’s cutting garden to see what was blooming.  There were many lovelyl blossoms to enjoy.  It was also a very beautiful day and the bright blue sky made everything look so gorgeous.

Meet a pug named Sydney

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Meet Sydney, Sydney was adopted by Richard Kost, who is a Senior Marketing Solutions Manager for MSLO. Richard and his partner adopted Sydney from Precious Pug Rescue & Adoption in New York City. This pug is two years old. We also heard he was ‘Stud,’ we would love to get to meet him …

A Halloween shoot at our house

A Halloween shoot at our house

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Last May, a whole bunch of people from the magazine came to photograph Martha, all decked out in her Halloween garb, down at the stables.  Sharkey and I, of course, were there to offer our assistance.  I really got into the experience, but Sharkey, not so much so.  She claims she didn’t fit in.  Oh …

Showing Jessica the Bedford area - part one

Showing Jessica the Bedford area - part one

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We recently met Jessica, Martha’s new executive assistant.  Jessica will be spending most of the time at the office in New York City, but we felt it was important to introduce her to the Bedford area.  Uncle Carlos drove us into Katonah so that Jessica could learn all about where Martha shops and here’s one …

A trip to Mariani Gardens

A trip to Mariani Gardens

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On Martha’s blog today, she is giving her blog readers a tour of a great nursery called Mariani Gardens,  located in Armonk, New York. When she visits there, we often accompany her. We love it because it’s so colorful and there’s so much great stuff to see.

The story of Maggie Mae

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Our friend Maggie Mae was certainly in need of a loving mom after the terrible things she had been through. Sharkey and I can’t imagine why anyone would treat her or any animal so poorly!! Maggie was rescued from Tanya’s Rescued Friends in Daytona, FL by our very own Dana Splinter, an associate finance manager …