American Pickers star Mike Wolfe is back on the air this TV season, albeit without his former partner, Frank Fritz. By then, however, Wolfe had found a new partner to hang out with—and no, I’m not talking about his brother Robbie. Instead, I’m talking about the cute dog Francie.
In a new post, the History personality recalls bringing Francie into his life two years ago. It was a time of change for many, as Covid caused disruption on many fronts. That’s also true for TV personalities, as entertainment halved for a while. Mike Wolfe is also going through a divorce during this period, and Wolfe made a canine companion in this period.
Mike Wolfe actually got Francie the same year his TV partner’s final episode aired. Frank Fritz has withdrawn from American Pickers, initially of his own free will. The reality TV personality is dealing with several personal issues, including getting sober, working through a breakup, and having back surgery. But in the end, after Fritz said he went to rehab and recovered, the History series didn’t invite him back.
That may be the end of the story; However, Frank Fritz countered with claims about why he was released, eventually leading the others American Pickers stars Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe to explain their sides of the shooting story. In the end, the show returned to the TV schedule with Wolfe’s brother Robbie, and new episodes have been airing on History since then, and it’s great to see Francie join him on the road.
Francie Joe Wolfe is a border collie and he occasionally appears on Mike Wolfe’s Facebook and Instagram feed in the past. Even though we’ve seen him on the road, there’s definitely something sweet about catching him literally in a car crossing with his famous pops. In an earlier post, Wolfe revealed Francie had come into his life at just the right time, noting about his “best friend”:
Many celebrities have cute puppies with their own following, Chris Evans loves to highlight his best friends Dodger and Henry Cavill who travel a lot with his dog named Kal. But Francie is a very famous star in her own right, and I hope Mike Wolfe makes this road trippin appearance come along. He certainly offered a different kind of traveling companion from Frank’s.