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Franki F.

59 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
No Puppies
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Akita, American English Coonhound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Bluetick Coonhound, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Cane Corso, Chow Chow, Doberman Pinscher, Dogo Argentino, Great Dane, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Rat Terrier, Rhodesian Ridgeback, St. Bernard, Pit Bull - Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Weimaraner

Franki 's Resident Pets

Franklin
Shih Tzu
Male
4 yr 3 mo old

Franki 's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Dog door access

About Franki

33 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
It is our intention to ease your mind about your dog care needs. We strive to serve you and your canine in a courteous and loving manner with the goal of establishing a long-term relationship.

Play style, size and age are always taken into account when interacting. Our yards are fully fenced and secure. There is also a cement pond and air conditioned rooms for the hot summer weather.

We volunteer at, and support our local animal adoption shelter. We are also proud Foster Care Parent's to doggies in need.

The health and well being of all our guests is taken very seriously !

Located minutes from Seattle and SeaTac airport.

We value God's creation...the dog.
Genesis 1:25









































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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling

Franki F.

59 Reviews
32 Repeat Guests
$30/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 7 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 4, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Phone Interviewed
Serious hosts take the time to talk to us over the phone, get their questions asked and introduce themselves personally.
References Checked
Our team reaches out to each of our host's references to provide an extra level of confidence and verification.
Pay through DogVacay for:
Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Franki 's Home
$30 /night
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 1 - 2 hours/day
  • Dogs will have full access outside for potty breaks
  • 1 walk/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
Daycare At Franki 's Home
$25 /day
  • Watches up to 2 dogs/day
Baths
$15 /bath
59 Reviews
Our mini schnauzer, Rex, has been staying with Frankie for more than 2 years. We've done multi-night stays as well as daycare for an 8 weeks stretch while we were living in temporary housing. Rex loves staying at Frankie's house! The best part is when he wags his tail and runs in her house. It makes me not feel so bad that I have to leave him.

Frankie treats Rex like he's one of her own. From sending me pics throughout his visit to buying him socks so he wouldn't like his feet, she's the absolute best!
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Franki's response time was the fastest that I've ever encountered. I never had to wait long before she answered all of my questions. My little Reg felt so comfortable and was so happy the entire time that he was there. Franki sent multiple updates throughout his weeklong stay. The updates were accompanied by photos, which were SO appreciated! I love being able to see photos of my baby while I'm not physically able to see him. She is so wonderful and we cannot wait to board with her again!
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Franki was recommended by a friend and we are so thankful because our dog enjoys staying there very much. Her place is extremely homey and our dog was very comfortable there and took a liking to the other dogs there right away. She toured us around the home so we were comfortable with fencing and she has great experience and familiarity with dogs. We felt confident we were leaving our pet who we love in good hands. Franki kept us updated with photos and texts about how our dog was doing which was great. Conveniently located by the airport which is great if you are dropping off and picking up after a flight. I will definitely go back again for future trips and highly recommend Franki.
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Thanks again Franki for your exceptional care of our pups, Lucky & Buttercup. :) I didn't have to worry about them from the moment I dropped them off at your home to the time I picked them up a week later. You really helped us out in a pinch this time too. We're SO glad we found you through DogVacay... you're the best in the biz!
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Franki has a wonderful setup for pets; a beautiful, clean home complete with a separate doggy living space, doggy door outside, a pool in the summer, and green space. We were impressed with Franki's willingness to work with our older dogs that both required medications and her upbeat, friendly attitude. She took a last minute long stay reservation that helped us out when we were in a bind. My favorite part was the daily photos she sent of the pups which showed how much fun they were having. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Franki has been a great sitter for our Lucky dog. We felt extremely comfortable leaving him with her. She even helped us out when we need care for Lucky on short notice. Her home is extremely dog friendly and conveniently located for trips leaving from the airport. We were so impressed with the care that's gone into making sure the dogs in her home stay protected. We've gone to Franki more than once and have never been let down. The pictures she sends while we're away on a trip are so comforting. I highly recommend Franki to watch your fur-babies. She's a pro!
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Franki was great! We are new to the area and needed to find a new host for our very sensitive 8 year old cattle-dog Bailey. Franki responded quickly and was nice enough to meet with us right away. Very impressed by how dog friendly she has made her home. Franki took care of our Bailey like she was her own and we could not be happier. We would highly recommend Franki to anyone looking for a worry free, home away from home for their four legged loved one. Thank you Franki!
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Franki is a GREAT mommy pet sitter to anyone looking for a place for their dog. Each day, Franki texted me with new pictures,updates of Moki stayed.The 1st day/night, Moki had separation/anxiety that he was barking/winning. But after that night, Moki settled down! He was responding well and got better each day! I can tell by the new pictures everyday! She has a great home. Its clean, NO smells, warm and dogs friendly decorated with a secure fenced back yard. In and Out door. Easy to locate! Franky also gave my mother in law of 93yrs old a favor by dropping off Moki to her home. Franki is an understanding/caring and knowledgeable mommy pet sitter.We would highly recommend Franki to any dog lover who need a great home with out worried about their baby while gone. we finally found a good mommy pet sitter for Moki for now on!
Thank you Franki.
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Once again, our Maggie came back tuckered out, and clearly had a great time. Frankie really knows how to do this right. Highly recommended!
Another great stay for Bella with Franki. We received pictures everyday while we were gone and she had fun with the other dogs.
Franki was nice to accept our last minute booking. It's nice to know she takes notes on all the dogs so she knows the dog's needs & behavior. She's good at making sure all the dogs get along during play. We're glad we have a regular pet sitter for Bella.
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We left our Maggie with Franki for 7 days. Everything about the stay was perfect! Her environment is set up as an absolute dog sanctuary. We got daily texts with updates and cute pictures. We never worried about Maggie at all. We will definitely be back!
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Franki F is great; sends us daily comments and pics..She's taken care of our dog several times and we are confident that he is being well cared for. I would say further that she goes above and beyond providing TLC to Leo. .
We've used Franki with our previous dog in the past before but this was our 1st time with our current dog. At 1st Bella seems a little nervous since it's a new place but after we left she seems to settle down to play with another guest dog. It as nice of Franki to sent photos & updates on how Bella was doing that night & in the morning. When we picked Bella up she looks happy & was still in company of her playmate. We're glad Franki match dogs together that plays well together.
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What a wonderful 1st experience boarding our mini Aussie with Franki. It was so easy & FABULOUS! She took great care of our little 4-legged kid & kept us updated on his daily experience. Frank is nothing but professional, courteous, and sweet! Thanks for a great experience!!
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Franki is phenomenal! Our boy, Bookie, is old and almost completely blind and deaf. Franki has always gone above and beyond to make him feel comfortable in her home while his parents are away. We have used Franki for short weekend sleepovers as well as extended three week stays while we were out of town. Franki consistently checks in via text with messages about how Bookie is doing. She provides photos of Bookie too. Don't hesitate to book your pup's next vacation with Franki!
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Franki is wonderful with our dog. We were a bit worried, as our dog gets very anxious when his daily routine changes. Franki was very accommodating and made Teddy's stay relaxing. Absolutely no problems! Loved the daily texts with pictures. We've used Franki twice and will certainly use her again.
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My Lhasa Lucy loves visiting Franki. This was her second visit and she came home rested and relaxed.
This is a huge improvement from previous boarding experiences for Lucy..she would be peeved for 2 days after we bailed her out.
Franki lets us know via text messages how she is doing and even sends a picture of her at rest.
Everyone wins.
Thanks, Patty Sanchez
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Franki has a great set up. A large back yard and lots of clean inside places to rest up. My dog, Lucy, was a happy camper when we picked her up. So much better than her tee'd off attitude when we board her at a kennel. Thanks, Franki
We were pleased with the care our dog, Leo received in Franki's home. The first day he did not want to eat and Franki let us know with a text msg. After that first day he ate daily, but it's always nice to know your pet is being well cared for by someone who is observant and cares. We received texts and pics each day. We were confident that Leo was receiving TLC, and we will use Franfi' service again.
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This was our first time using Franki and we were more than pleased! We found her to be very professional and a great care taker of our dog. We will definitely call on her again!
Franki was great with our dog Bella. Her house and yard are set up perfectly for boarding multiple dogs. Will definitely use her again when we need a dog sitter.
Well, what can I say about using Dog Vacay and our host Franki? She is an awesome host. She made us feel at ease about leaving Maci with her. She is very knowledgeable about dogs. No matter what breed, she is aware how dogs are when they meet new people. Maci had a wonderful time at Franki's house. I had updates everyday Maci was there. I wasn't sure how she would do, cause she doesn't usually need a sitter. However, Franki let Maci have her space/time she needed to warm up to new surroundings. Maci got along well with the other dogs there. Franki would be a great host to anyone looking for a place for their dog. I would recommend her to anyone in the area looking for a caring/loving/understanding/knowledgeable person to care for their pet while away. Thank you Franki for taking care of my baby while I was away.
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I needed a last minute boarder for the little dog I rescued from an alcoholic home where the renters got evicted. Now I had a dog and needed somewhere to board her for my day trip on the train to go see my elderly mom. Coming from such a stressful environment, I didn't want to just leave her anywhere. Franki was wonderful! She got right back to me within a couple of hours from my reservation online. She accomodated the time I needed to leave her, sent me pics and texts thru out the day to let me know how she was doing, assuring me Angel was socializing and feeling very safe and calm. She has a great facility in her home that is easy to locate, clean, warm and friendly, with a secure fenced back yard. And she stayed with my dog 24/7 to make sure she stayed calm and comfortable. Franki is friendly and very kind and LOVES dogs! I have boarded dogs thru the years and she is THE best! I have not only a great boarder, but a new friend. I would highly recommend her to any dog lover who needs a great place for their fur baby.
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Murphy must have had a great time with Frankie and friends because he came home tuckered! That is a good indicator to me. Each day I was away Frankie texted me a picture or two which I enjoyed thoroughly. It is obvious that she adores all her visitors. I am very glad that I found this great boarding situation and will use it again.
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Franki was an awesome pet sitter, while my wife and I were out of state for a few days on short notice. She really has a good feel for handling all sorts of breeds and personality's, which often times can be a struggle for many. I would certainly bring Penny back to Franki if I ever were to leave for an extended amount of time.
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Thanks for the bath, Franki! I always have fun at your house! Love, Lucca
We love Franki! She has taken care of our 9 month old Labradoodle several times, and each time he comes home happy and tired after playing with all of his doggy friends there. She sends us updates and even some pictures to let us know how he is doing and we never, ever worry while he is in her excellent care. He is a puppy with times of high energy and she is very good with him. We are so thankful that we found a great place for Lucca to stay when we cannot take him with us. We highly recommend Franki on DogVacay!
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First time leaving my dog with someone else and I have to say Franki was great. She kept me up to date by sending pictures & texts which made me feel much more comfortable. Perhaps most telling of Pocket's experience with Franki was when I went to pick her up - I don't think that dog missed me very much at all! She was happy to see me but after a minute of reuniting she ran off to continue playing with the other dogs! Clearly she was quite happy & content at Franki's and wanted to stay & play longer - and that's the best recommendation of all.
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Our dog loves to go to Franki's and we truly feel that he is getting a vacation as well. When he notices that we are packing up his food and belongings, he gets really excited in anticipation. He has made some great new friends there. We also are very comfortable with Franki watching him and never worry about his well sing while we are gone. She also sends a lot of pictures to keep us updated. We will definitely keep going back to Franki!
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As always a great vacation for Teisen enjoying his doggy friends at Franki's. Fun to watch how happy & excited he gets as the car pulls onto Franki's street! Many thanks to all from Tei an his "people".
Franki was awesome! Very attentive to both of our dogs and sent us daily updates with pictures. We could tell our dogs were excited to be there and had a good time under her care!
Franki took amazing care of my sweet Doc. Doc is a special dog. He is a medical service dog who is transitioning to a PTSD dog for a new family member. He is was born to be a working dog so he is not a typical lab. But, Franki loved him and seemed to understand what he needed. The pictures helped me be calm. I will be definitely be going back. Thank YOU, Franki!!
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Franki is wonderful! She went out of her way to make me and Munchkin comfortable. When I picked Munchie up from Franki's after a 7 day vacation, my little dog was happy to see me, but I could see she was not stressed out during my leave of absences. That was due to all the love and attention Frankie gave while I was away. Franki sent pictures and updates every day which was very helpful. I highly recommend Franki !!!
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Louie spent his 2nd time away with Franki. We can be at ease knowing Louie is very well taken care of. We enjoyed the updates & pics that were sent. My daughter has a new puppy & we have recommended Franki. Thank you Franki. Tom & Sue M.
My husband and I have never felt so comfortable leaving our little Lucky with anyone before! Franki clearly loves animals and is so committed to their care. I was very impressed. Her home and yard are so secure that I didn't have any concern that our speedy dog would make an escape. She is friendly and a pleasure to work with. We were gone 1 week and we got 4 pictures of Lucky's adventures during that time. He slept for 2 days when we got home! He had a blast. ;:) Thanks Franki!! - Steve & Keri
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Our dogs had a blast. The situation is perfect. And we loved how the hosts kept us informed of how much fun the dogs were having with photos and texts.
Teisen had a great time at Frankie's. He tells us he really enjoyed his play time with Jo-Jo who was staying there too. Nice relaxing environment inside, soft dog beds and a comfy chair to crawl up in for a quick nap. A well landscaped yard; safe and fenced room outdoors for time to just be a dog. Frankie was so thoughtful to send us a text to let us know how Tei was getting along and a picture of him with his new pal Jo-Jo. A very good experience!
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Bella is a repeat client of Franki (and Marcus). She had stayed with them multiple times & loves the company of their dogs. Franki is flexible with our schedule & on last minute bookings. We are glad we found a place Bella is comfortable at away from home (since she is a rescue dog who doesn't like change). Always love the updates from Franki of photos & texts on how Bella is doing each day.
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"Woof,woof, my three weeks with Frankie were awesome! I was cared for with love, I got my medications that I need, I played with other dog friends, and felt thoroughly pampered! Frankie even took pictures of me and sent them to my humans so they would know I was having a blast and had no reason to worry about me." --- Bookie Dog
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I can't say enough great things about Frankie! My husband & I had never left our 3 dogs with anyone but friends or family. We were hesitant parents however upon meeting Frankie and her dog friendly home that all changed. You can tell immediately they would be in wonderful hands. She kept us updated with pics & texts. She was great handling all their special needs and quirks. We would definitely recommend Frankie to anyone needing a surrogate mom while away.
-Thanks again Frankie and Sam, Gus & Odie thank you too!
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This is the first time we had left Louie in someone elses home. Being a rescue dog we were not sure how he would adapt to a new situation or if he would make friends. At our home visit we could see her home is set up for dogs & activity.
We really enjoyed receiving pictures of Louie & could see he was doing ok and was with other dogs. The last pic we received was Louie on Frances's bed with the rest of her dogs. Wow, that was a pleasant surprise :))
We will leave Louie with Frances again without any hesitation. We are very pleased with his stay. We knew he was very safe during our time away.
Thank you Frances!!!
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Franki took good care of our pooch! Would recommend her to anyone!
Franki was so wonderful. It was such a relief knowing our dogs were being watched by her while we were on vacation. She sent pictures every other day of them and they looked like they were having the time of their life. They were very happy to be home, but loved they time with Franki. Will not hesitate to take them backt the next time we go out of town.
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Frankie was awesome as usual. My guys enjoy it there and she's great at keeping in touch.
Charlie Loved staying here ...I think he was a bit sad to leave, Francis was great..the rooms were great, the play areas were great did I mention everything was great ?
Franki delivers a level of service that just puts a dog lover/owner at ease, and makes a dog feel at home. She is living her passion and it shows. I found her in a last minute search online when our other arrangements fell through. The reviews left by others helped tremendously. Our meet and greet proved we were in the right place. I know my dog was taken good care of and spoiled in all the best ways, and I know where he will be visiting again soon! :)
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Bubbers and Argo - has been spending pretty much every weekend this summer at Franki's. They absolutely love it there, and they are continually making new doggie friends. Franki always sends us updates and pictures during the boys stay. We will continue using her for our precious boys. When we tell them, "let's go to Franki's" they get excited, and when they arrive it is like they never left. We can tell they are truly happy with the care they are receiving while we are away. Thanks again Franki!
Sean and Christy and of course Bubbers and Argo :)
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Bella had a great time using the Dog Vacay serice. She made friends with 6 little dogs (4 belongs to the host). This is Bella's 1st time away from us & she did great. Bella is not great with new situations but we knew if she is not in a kennel and gets to socialize with other dogs she would be just fine. Franki was great sending us photos of Bella every day & update on how she is doing. It was very assuring. We would use her again when we go away when we can't take Bella with us.
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Franki was great! The dogs loved it there on their dogvacays and we really enjoyed the pictures she sent us every day...also, being near the airport was very convenient and Franki was flexible with pickup/dropoff times. We would definitely recommend this service!
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Bookie did well at Frances's. He seemed happy to arrive. We missed our boy but he was no worse for the ware when we picked him up. Great job!
This was the first time we boarded our boys, Argo and Bubbers, and was nervous pet parents. Franki made us feel comfortable and our boys feel at home. She continually updated us on the progress of their stay with pictures and little notes. This made us feel at ease and able to enjoy our vacation knowing that Bubbers and Argo were being well taken care of. We were so pleased with the care that they received by Franki, we already made another reservation for our next weekend getaway. - Thanks again Franki - Sean and Christy Barker :)
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Franki did a great job taking care of our dog Jet. We loved getting all the updates with photos of our happy dog. We will definitely have her care for our pooch in the future.
Franki was great. She was able to take my 3 dogs with a last minute notice and was extremely accomodating and patient. I would recommend her highly to anyone looking for an experienced and kind host. Her yard and set up is very secure. I will definitely use her again!
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Frances was terrific. She's truly a "dog" person and did a great job taking care of my special-needs pooches. I would certainly have her help again.
Our dog Sampson had a two night stay with Frances and it worked out really great. She was very flexible and great on scheduling us on short notice. We knew that Sampson was in good hands and would not hesitate to take him there again.

We would definitely recommend her as a host!
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Frances is an excellent and experienced host. We had a last minute change in plans that she graciously accommodated. We received multiple photos and videos while our pup was in her care. Frances paid attention to our concerns for our dirt/twig/rock eating pup and allowed us to be away from him without worries. She was prompt, diligent, and kind in her care for our pup and we wouldn't hesitate to call her again for services! Very highly recommend!
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I was very pleased with the boarding experience with Franki. The boarder I was suppose to leave Ranger with had an unexpected issue come up two days before my trip so she was unable watch him. I frantically searched for someone that accepted last minute bookings that was on my way to the airport. Franki responded very quickly to my message to let me know she could watch Ranger over the holidays. The same day I drove up to do the meet and greet and got everything squared away. It was my first time leaving my baby boy at home, but Franki made sure to give me daily updates and sent me photos and video my silly boy. It was also very nice to be able to drop him off right before my flight and picking him up on my drive back to Lewis (even though the times were inconvenient) It was definitely a positive experience. Thanks Franki!
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Frances is awesome! Our dogs had fun. We received photo and video updates of them playing.
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