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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, January 5, 2009

Wild Ride with Frankie!

Submitted by Justin, age 10
Does Frankie ever get hurt when she is wheeling?
Good question! I tend to like to take the corner on one wheel, but mom scolds me and tells me to slow down. One time I went around the corner in the living room and my left wheel fell off! My mom was working in her office and I couldn't move, so I started to whimper & bark until she came into the living room. She started laughing when she realized I lost a tire! In no time at all mom attached my tire and I was off wheeling again.
Another time I was outside while my mom was planting flowers. She let me roam around the yard. I wondered into the garage and my tire got stuck on the front car tire so I couldn't go anywhere. My mom was frantic calling and calling me. She had the whole neighborhood looking for me. I didn't bark or whimper cause I wanted to see how long it took her to find me. I guess that wasn't so nice because she was pretty upset. But it all ended well and mom found me in about five minutes. Now she watches me more closely so I can't be as sneaky. Drats!


The Brax Blog said...

you are smart!
I understand about taking corners, it could save you almost no time!! (as my trainer says:), but I think they are fun to take, but my trainer always said not to:(
You look really cute with wheels!!


Kim Smith said...

I wish I lived near you Frankie. You would be fun to visit some days.

Daniela said...

What a cutie. Thanks for visiting my blog and for the well wishes for Logan. He's a little booger. Logan has three sisters...a yellow lab, a red doxie and a poodle. I will be visiting often. I love the video on your other page. Made me cry.


Morgan Mandel said...

Rascal is sneaky too. She sneaks around and grabs my gloves from my coat pockets. That's what I get for leaving my coat on the chair and not hanging it up all the time!

Morgan Mandel

Christina said...

Frankie - you truely are an inspiration! Can't wait to hear more of your adventures! My sister and I are two dogs who love a good time just like you seem to. Keep rollin'!

-Pruett & Daphne

Dorothy Thompson said...

LOL, bless your heart, Frankie! I know you worried your mom to death!

Karen said...

Dear Frankie....From the Grade 5's in Canada....Have you ever thought of using a sleigh instead of your wheel in the winter? This way you might like snow after all and could move around easier in the winter.

Andrea said...

Enjoying Frankie's posts. Thanks for following my blog. Blessings and prayers, Andrea

Morgan Mandel said...

Hi, Barb,
Sunday, you're getting the Premio Dardos award from me at http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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

Thank you, Morgan for the wonderful award! I am very honored!
Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog