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Episode 214 - incredible Kratu and Frankie the biggest dog that ever was


Released Sat December 21, 2019
Length: 0:57:31
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Sometimes the right person and the right dog meet, despite the odds, and amazing things happen. Kratu was a tiny puppy in Romania, with a bleak future. Then he was rescued, and ended up living with Tess Eagle Swan in the UK. Together, they've achieved so much together - including drawing the world's attention at Crufts!

As much as I love my Romanian Shepherds, I do think there needs to be a lot more awareness and education, and I try and help raise awareness of the work that needs to be done with these types

 - Tess Eagle Swan

Perhaps Kratu's greatest achievement is living happily alongside people and other dogs, despite his ancestry. You can find out more about Kratu at his website

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Frankie the biggest dog that ever was

Frankie was a huge dog - not physically perhaps - who was a big inspiration to his owner, JC SKi. JC has written a book, called Frankie the biggest dog that ever was, to share that inspiration with the world.

Frankie was awesome! He was a Jack Russell Terrier. I know he was a puppy mill puppy, he was the probably runt of the litter. He was named after Frank Sinatra and he lived to be 20 years 4 months old.

 - JC Ski

Our dogs become part of our lives, and their story interweaves with ours until they can't be separated, and we are forever glued together with love and shared experiences. JC Ski understands this, and his book celebrates the magic and magnificence dogs bring to our lives - they do indeed make our lives bigger.

You can visit Frankie's website

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