It's beyond "feisty," really; a more scientific diagnosis would be "stick-induced mania." Down by the little river behind the house, Franklin likes to select a stick from the mucky whorl and then drag it onto the sandy bank. Then he plays with it, dragging or carrying it from spot to spot, then dropping it and pawing frantically at it, with occasional breaks to chew off small pieces. During all of this he makes growly and whiny sounds, like he's both excited and kind of anxious about whatever it is he's doing.
In short, Franklin is a mystery.
I'm Debbie Way, an artist and writer who enjoys making things.