7 years ago he was locked up in a high kill shelter in Alabama. Now Frankie’s all dressed up in a new bandana & found himself on the cover of a magazine:so HERE’S TO ALL THE UNDERDOGS, and those who can still find the value in the things that don’t have a fancy pedigree.There’s something about rescue mutts they usually didn’t come from homes with praise & love, so when someone shows them some, they never take it for granted.It’s not unlike the family owned hot dog standsthe small town barsthe old-school tourist stopsthe local mom-&-pop farm stands. The ones that try harder to earn your love. Whenever we drive to camp, we hit up The Sweet Corn Lady, the Jelly & Honey Stand at Thelens, pick up a pizza at Sperinos (all family owned for decades)We remember that it’s not just their livelihood- it’s their lives they are sharing with us. ((So thank you, @MinnesotaMonthly for recognizing this, and including us in your new issue- and supporting small businesses)). Photo by @bobcoscarelli