Pets: Franklin’s fabulous followers

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Pets: Franklin’s fabulous followers

The humans of Northland get all the news coverage these days. So, we’ve decided to dedicate this section of news to the pooches of Paihia, the moggies of Mangawhai, the feathered kin of Kerikeri and the reptilian rascals of Russell.

To kick off our pet section this week, Whangarei’s Katherine Tasker tells us about her bootie-wearing Pomeranian with 81 followers on Instagram. Just another 64,000 followers and he’ll be on par with Max Key!

“This is a picture of my two-year-old Pomeranian, Franklin. He is wearing some socks I got him online as he wouldn’t stop licking his paws…at least that’s what I tell people because truthfully, I probably would have bought him these even without a minor grass allergy!”

She says Franklin is a super smiley boy who is very good at doing all kinds of tricks.

She promises to bring Franklin down to the Northlanders office on Bank Street to say hello and perhaps pose for a selfie with the team, which he will then post on his own Instagram page (franklin_the_pom) for his 81 followers to enjoy.

Well, you know what they say…the right footwear completes the outfit and wee Franklin is on point! #NorthlandDogsofInsta

Do you have a cute hetiheti (hedgehog) or a cheeky heihei (hen)? We want to hear all about your pets! Email us a photo, with their name, age and breed (or type of animal), your name and where you’re from and a couple of lines about why they’re so special to

By Christine Allen