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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 2, 2009

A Question for Frankie's Mom

Question submitted by Jenesis, age 10

Do you want to get another dog or animal with wheels?

This one is for my mom to answer, so I'll turn over the keyboard to her. Heeeere's my mom....

This is a great question, Jenesis. I would love to have another dog with wheels someday. There are many who need homes because others can't care for them. As much as I'd like another one right now I have decided to wait until Frankie is not here someday. Which I hope is a very long time from now!! Frankie and I do lots of visits to schools and libraries, so I don't think it would be fair to have another one in wheels and have to leave them home. So when the time comes I do believe I will adopt another dog in wheels. I love taking care of them.

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