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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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Frankie Loves Dinner Time... even in her wheels!

Question submitted by Emily, 11

Are you able to eat from a dish with your wheels on?

Absolutely yes! I love breakfast and dinner time! I think it is my favorite two times of the day. Below are three short videos my mom took of me when it was time to eat dinner. YUM!


Karen said...

From the grade 4's in Canada. We noticed in the video that you move really well with your wheels. We were wondering if you can do any tricks?

Karen said...

The Grade 5's and 6's think you are very cute when you eat Frankie!

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

Hey there my Canada Friends!

I was with my mom yesterday doing a school presenation and I was asked the same question, if I can do tricks. Nope, not a one! HA! I just look cute in my wheels! WOOF! I can chase after treats though if that counts for a trick!


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...


You may need wheels to get around to some places but you get down to eating your food just like a the dachshund that you are! We get impatient with Mom when she is moving too slow ... which is whenever we want our food and it isn't ready yet. Roxie used to 'sit' and 'stay' but once the boys moved in, it was too much trouble to keep it up. Besides Roxie wasn't all that excited about having to do it all of the time. Tricks are over-rated. Dachsies are cute enough without tricks. :)

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Bludog said...

Frankie bouncing up and down in the traces when you say, "dinner!" and chugging over to his food bowl ... yep, that's ALL Dachshund ;-)