Question submitted by Mariah, age 10
Does Frankie have any challenges with her wheels?
Great question, Mariah! You know, at first I had a hard time figuring out how to get around furniture. Every five minutes I would be letting out a squeaky bark for my mom to help me get unstuck. Then one day I realized if I make a really wide sweep around the furniture, I don't get stuck. I also love to back up, so that helps too. :)
I also can't seem to judge doors into buildings for some reason. It never fails, I get one wheel stuck as I try to roll through. Luckily my mom is patient with me and always helps me through. I'm one lucky dog to have her for my mom.
- 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.