Forget Wally, trying to find Franklin the multi-coloured corgi is way more fun.

Franklin is an eight-year-old corgi, whose owner Melissa Looney describes as "part mud monster and part corgi".

No matter how many times I tell him otherwise he still thinks those black and white striped cats are friendly! I'm going to buy stock in dawn, baking soda, and peroxide. :-/

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Thursday, 10 September 2015

"He's very athletic and loves to play... His favourite activities are hiking and camping. He also loves to play fetch and swim and get dirty."

One day, this fun-loving pooch decided he didn't want to go home, instead sneaking off and hiding behind a nearby pole.

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It soon became a game as Franklin took to hiding on their daily walks and Looney began photographing her hidden hound and sending the snaps to her friends.

Eventually Looney created a Facebook page where she shares her pictures.

Throw Back Thursday to Franklin's very first hiding photo FOUR YEARS ago! Can you believe it's been that long?!?

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Thursday, 13 October 2016

Four years on they have more than 12,000 followers and are still enjoying the game.

Looney told The Dodo that "it has gotten more complex, so I often do show him where to hide now, but he fully understands the game and never misses an opportunity to peek around a tree or out from under a bush."

In fact, she says, he even "waits until he hears the camera click!"

Franklin is now quite the expert as you can see... or can you?

Such wonderful fall weather we are having in Northern California! We've actually had rain! Franklin and I had fun splashing in puddles on our hike (and of course playing some hide-and-seek!)

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Monday, 2 November 2015

Seriously where is he!?

Happy first day of fall everyone!!!

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

This corgi knows how to camouflage.

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Monday, 9 November 2015

Tip: Look for his ears.

Posted by Where's Franklin? on Monday, 21 September 2015

If you want to keep up with Franklin's adventures and him too then follow their Facebook page.