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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Frankie, the Hallo-Weenie!

Does Frankie dress up for Halloween and if so, what does she like to wear?
My mom told me she would never dress me up in a hot dog costume, but here I am as a hot dog! Can you believe it? Well, as I've heard her tell the story, here it is:
Her friend Diane bought this hot dog outfit for me after I had gotten hurt. Diane said, "Now that you will be visiting schools with Frankie, I bet they'd love to see Frankie in this costume." My mom still was not quite sure about that. Then one day she heard an advertisement about the Oscar Meyer Wiener mobile (http://www.reedberry.com/wienermobile.html) and she said out loud to herself, "Hey, guess what? I have my own version of the Oscar Meyer Wiener mobile with Frankie!" She figured since I have wheels like the wiener mobile, along with my hot dog costume, I was a miniature version of the Oscar Meyer Wiener mobile. Okay, so I don't really mind. When we visit schools my mom shows this picture and the kids just LOVE it! So making kids smile and laugh makes me happy, so I don't mind having to be a hot dog mobile now and then.
Question submitted by Claire, Age 10


Karen said...

Dear Frankie, We saw your Santa Paws outfit on your mom's blog. You sure look cute! Does your mom ever come dressed as an elf?

p.s. Have you ever had your picture taken with Santa Claus?

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Hee hee, my mom as an elf is funny! She has never dressed up as an elf with me, but I think she should now that you mention it. I do recall hearing her tell a story once where she was an elf at work. She said she had very long eyelashes!!
And yes, I met Santa Claus about two weeks ago and told him all I want for Christmas is lots of children to talk to on my blog. I had my picture taken with him and it will be in my December newsletter which will be out in a few weeks... so watch for it!