Frances Rocks the House


About this J.P. Dog:

Frances, who I first spotted on Centre Street, is a rescued, 9-ish, “Chihuahua / Pomeranian / Alien” mix. She was named after St. Francis, the patron saint of animals. According to her humans, she “barks at birds, so there are more lessons to be learned before she adopts her namesake’s kindness toward sentient beings.” Frances may also answer to Little Buddy or Stubbs (after the animal painter George Stubbs).

She was rescued about two years ago from the Boston City Shelter, in Roslindale, where she had been for about a month. She was very anxious when we adopted her, but has become much more relaxed and confident.” (Continue for three more Frances photos…)

About this J.P. Dog’s human: 

Frances’ humans have lived in JP “long enough to remember that black & white photo of the naked boxer that used to hang at on the wall near the bar at what used to be Triple D’s (and is now Canary Square).”

Does your J.P. Dog have any funny quirks, odd behaviors, or defining characteristics?

She has naturally occurring Uggs.

What do you love most about your J.P. Dog?

Her sense of humor.

Your J.P. Dog’s favorite outdoor spots in J.P.?

The pond.

Anything else you’d like to share about your J.P. Dog?

Frances is a member of the experimental Jamaica Plain rock band The Shrillaries. You can hear her impassioned barking on the first song Born Free Be Wilda song she wrote dedicated to animals raised in factory farms. As an ex-prisoner of the shelter, Frances wants all animals to be released from bondage.

Photography: Frances’ humans

Frances and Friend at park

Frances on piano bench

Frances on Cape

Frances Practicing Yoga

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