- 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.
Monday, May 18, 2009
A Stuffed Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog
Hey friends, check this out! Mom and I had a book signing at Book World in Fond du Lac on Saturday. It was loads of fun!! Tracy, the very nice store manager, made a replica of me. Isn't it adorable? Well, err, if I do say so myself. This is a beanie baby named Frank! Tracy went to a little hobby shop, and the wheels are made out of flyer airplane tires. Then she took wire, ties, and fabric to construct the wheelchair. How creative! And if you know my mom, you guessed it, she instantly got tears in her eyes.
I met lots of new fans and sold lots of books. Thank you to everyone who came to see me and an especially big tail wag and woof to Tracy for all she did to promote our book signing. ARF-A-ROO!