It's Frankie birthday on August 1st. He is 85 pounds going on 10 years old.
I thought about getting him something special for his 10th birthday but Frankie would ask for the same things he always wants:
A ticket to fly Rosie (his girlfriend) here for a week.
AC unit for his outdoor enclosure.
Permanent 72º F outdoors with clear to party cloudy skies.
A yard composed of 50% clover, 30% dandelions, 20% other grasses and weeds.
Self dispensing carrot machine.
But his birthday wish list doesn't help me improve my care of him. I think he would be happier if I could take better care of him. So here is my list of things I want for Frankie's birthday.
An all-terrain, hydraulic Frankie lift with solar recharging batteries
An automatic Frankie-Wash with under carriage cleaner.
5 additional swivel-controlled security cameras
An attaching Frankie tracking device with monitoring software
Motion sensing fences (for cats and humans jumping fence)
A hedge maze with a path totaling 1 mile that Frankie can walk over and over
Taller privacy fences so I can run out in my nightie to save Frankie.
My own motor scooter with a side car for Frankie, plus a retractable slide
A door directly from Frankie's outdoor house into the basement so I don't have to walk him half way around the house when I want to bring him inside.
....oh, I could just go on and on and on.
But, I wouldn't have Frankie any other way than 85 pounds going on 120 pounds in the next 10 years.