Question submitted by Peter, age 10
Why did you name her Frankie?
Well, there was a movie and song from many years ago. Before you were even born!! The movie's lead female character's name was Frankie. I remember thinking how fun that was for a girls name. So I knew long before I got a wiener dog that I would name her Frankie. Her real name is Francesca, but her nickname is Frankie. She prefers Frankie cause Francesca means she has to behave. Hee Hee
- Barbara Techel
- 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.