If only everything in Frankie's life had followed such a pitch-perfect plan.
But, like so many dogs who end up in a shelter, Frankie's early life was touched by tragedy.
Indeed, nearly choked by tragedy.
When Frankie arrived at the Humane Society of North Texas, he had to immediately undergo surgery. His previous owner, apparently, didn't share the dog's enthusiasm for escapism - Frankie's collar had burrowed so deeply beneath his skin, it left a brutal, deep gash.
Humane Society of North Texas