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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.

Monday, December 1, 2008

What is your favorite thing to do with your wheels?

This question was submitted by Abbey, age 10.

What is your favorite thing to do with your wheels?

Wheelie's! Okay, just kidding, I can't really do wheelie's. But I did lose a tire once going around the corner. It wasn't on tight enough and I lost it flying around the living room one day. Mom and Dad laughed really hard. It was quite funny to see.

Honestly my favorite thing to do with my wheels is visit school children. I love to show them that I love my life in my wheels! I also love to visit older people in nursing homes. They love to see me and I always make them smile. Another thing I like to do is visit patients in hospitals and cheer them up. Works everytime! Hard not to smile when you see a little dog rolling into your room on tires!

I also love to go for little walks in the woods and try and find chipmunks and squirrels. I can run really, really fast in my wheels. Just ask my mom!


Karen said...

From the Grade 5's and 6's...Frankie, if you would like to come to Vancouver, we have 15 squirrels that live in our garbage dumpster that you could chase all day! What are your tires made out of and do you ever get a flat tire?

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

15 squirrels?!??! Wow, that would be fun!!
My tires are actually the same tires they use to make model airplanes. Isn't that so cool? And nope, have not gotten a flat yet. Whew!