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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.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

How God Made Dachshunds

Another poem by Julie Wrigley Smith. Thank you to friend, Jerry (Dad to Clarence the dachsie), of Dachshund Delights for sending this to us and correcting us that it is Julie, not Julia.

How God Made Dachshunds
God made a little dachsie to brighten up our day
He took a bit of sunshine, laughter, love and play
and rolled it up in a sausage shape just right for a hug,
with bright eyes full of mischief set in its little mug.
With little paws a pattering to take it here and there and a cold wet nose-
but then he thought, "Oh, what about the hair?"
Shall I make it long and silky, or wiry, that's so sweet, or make it simple, and have it smooth and satiny and neat?
And what about the color?
How can I pick just one?
Shall it be black, or red or brown or dappled, just for fun?"
He pondered while He made the world, Ann all creatures great and small-
And then the answer came to Him-
"OF COURSE! I'll make them ALL!"
So remember that a dachshund is special from above-
His coat of many colors is a sign of God's great Love.
~Julie Wrigley Smith


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