Question submitted by Matthew, age 10
You'd think with ALL the photo's my mom has of me, she'd have a photo from when I was a pup! She can't find one...but I'll hand over the key board to her to answer this question.
Hi there, Frankie's mom here... yes, I got Frankie as a pup. She was about 12-weeks when I brought her home. She was the size of a Guinea pig! I held her ALL the time. She lived on a wiener dog farm with oodles of other wiener dogs... there were wiener dogs everywhere! On the sofa, on the chairs, on the beds, on the pillows on the floor, hanging from the chandelier... err, scratch that last one. Just kidding. But believe me, there were oodles and oodles of wiener dogs everywhere I looked!
- 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.