In the spring of 2021, Caitlin and her partner Grant began excavating a drainage ditch behind their home because they felt it would be the ideal size for water runoff.
They were unaware that the hole was the perfect size for Franklin, their oddball bulldog.
Franklin simply stepped down into the 20-foot-long hole that Grant was excavating and laid down, according to Caitlin, who spoke to The Dodo. He simply kept burying himself, and whenever somebody lifted him up, he jumped right back in.
Caitlin has been working from home with Franklin since he was adopted in 2020. The energetic dog adores his family and is constantly eager to participate in all activities, particularly those that entail digging holes
The bulldog from Alabama enjoys hanging out on the porch swing and going to pottery class with Caitlin, where he quickly makes friends. That is, if he isn’t busy using his bulldog-sized tunnel network to get to far-off places.
He’s the funniest, prettiest tiny ball of fur, said Caitlin. His personality is enormous.
Caitlin and Grant have excavated a lot of new holes since creating the trench, largely for Franklin but also for gardens and plants.
Perhaps Franklin enjoys the coziness of hiding up in a chilly cave. He nearly seems to blend in with the earth, which may be why he prefers this hidden vantage position. Maybe he likes to imagine himself as a lovely gardenia that has just been planted. Caitlin believes that Franklin’s primary objective is just to participate and claim a unique space for himself.
For Franklin, anywhere he can be with his family is his favorite place. And if that spot happens to involve a hole? Even better.