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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, February 16, 2009

Merial Human-Animal Bond Award

I am so excited to share this news with all of you!! My mom and I were awarded the Merial Human-Animal Bond Award by Dog Writer's Association of America for my book, Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog. That was the reason why I was on vacation this past week. My mom and papa drove out to New York and I got to ride along! Whew, it was a long trip ( 14 1/2 hours!) but well worth it.

I didn't actually get to go to the awards dinner, but my mom hugged me lots when she got home. Above is a picture of my mom at the cermony. Way to go mom!!


Andrea said...

Frankie, Sitka and I are so proud of you. You are quite the celebrity now. Continued blessings on your journey. Love and Prayers, Sitka and Andrea

Dawn Kairns said...

Congratulations on your award, Barb!

Dawn Kairns
Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

Karen said...

From all the kids in Canada....Frankie and Frankie's Mom...we are all so proud of you for winning your award! We love your book and know you are very deserving!!


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

Thank you, Adnrea, Sitka and Dawn!!
Dawn- My mom was honored to be a nominee with you!

Karen & kids in Canada- Thank you so much! You are all the best and I'm so glad to know each of you through my blog! Keep the questions coming!