Is it possible to change animation slider (frame) tick labels from numeric to string?

I am wondering if there is anyway to alter the slider (frame) tick labels used on animations through code in the layout or animation options? All of the Plotly examples have numeric tick labels, but what if I wanted the tick labels to read text, such as months?

The way the ~frame API and the accumulate_by function seem to work best is with integers and not strings.

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