“I really don’t know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes, and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.”
― John F. Kennedy


“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
~ William Shakespeare

UPDATE: This is a photo of a previous athletic Frankie at the beach, as long as he’s aspiring that way I have no intention of photoshopping him elsewhere, he’s hopping, skipping, falling occasionally and rebalancing progressively every day.


“It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.”
~ Winston S. Churchill

UPDATE: Frankie’s required to spend time recuperating whilst desperately wishing to make a dash towards adventures chasing sticks, rounding up all the waves in the ocean with pal Magic and exploring multicultural fragrant smorgasbords at international airports with his buddy Ralph. Patience puppy…


“I really loved animals when I was little – my friend and I had an imaginary vet’s office; we would mime doing surgery on animals. We treated more injuries than illnesses – fixing a baby bear with a broken leg, removing a tumor. Of course, our surgeries would take about five seconds; that’s how good we were.”
~ Hannah Murray

Note: Frankie is in hospital tonight with a possible spine injury, hopefully minor, thank you for your well wishes, we’ll keep you updated. Those sticks will be answerable!


“I’ve never quite worked out how to do holidays. I’ve got a house in France which I suppose is a kind of holiday house. But it’s really only so I can go on drawing when I get there. I’m never far away from the feeling that I want to be getting on with something.”
~ Quentin Blake


“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

The Ocean

“The ocean was one of the greatest things he had ever seen in his life ~ bigger and deeper than anything he had imagined. It changed its colour and shape and expression according to time and place and weather. It aroused a deep sadness in his heart, and at the same time it brought his heart peace and comfort.”
~ Haruki Murakami

GOD (untitled#)


“God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond reason.”
~ Dag Hammarskjold


“I haven’t done much comedy; I would love to. I love doing dramatic roles, but I’d love to do comedy. I think it would be refreshing.”
~ Richard Harmon

Note: Best way to deodorise and refresh your dawgi companion. Beach: Lulworth, Tasmania.