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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.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kids Share their Thoughts from Virtual Visit with Frankie

My friends in Canada shared these super fun thoughts after I visited with them via Skype last week... they posted this on their blog also, but I was so proud I wanted to share on my blog too!

"I really liked when you told us that there is always a blessing in something bad that happens. It was also cool when you showed us how to put Frankie in her wheels." Ashlea Age 9"

I really enjoyed when I got to ask questions! I was very excited when I got to ask my question. Frankie must be a truly happy dog" Amanpreet, Age 9 "

Our Skype was so fun! I really like when Frankie put on her life jacket for the bathtub. I also liked her train costume. I really liked learning more about Frankie" Josh, Age 9"

My favourite part was when we found out what it was like to have a disability. I enjoyed talking to you and Frankie. I really liked the video of her walking. I think she should be in the Olympics." Cassie Age 9"

Our Skype experience was amazing. I liked learning about Frankie. Frankie looked cute in her costume." Stephanie Age 9"

I really liked how we got to Skype with you and Frankie. It was a great experience seeing Frankie. Thank you once more for choosing our class. That was very exciting. I loved it!" Jazzie Age 9"

Our Skype experience was so fun! It was so cool how we learned so much about Frankie!" Dakota Age 9"

I really enjoyed Skyping with Frankie and Barb. I really liked when Frankie was in the Pet Hall of Fame because I never thought that any kind of pet could actually be in the Pet Hall of Fame! Thank you Barb for skyping. I really really liked it!" Rachel Age 9"

My class and I loved the picture of Frankie and Kylie cuddled up together. We were amazed by the book you read us!" Brandon Age 8"

My favourite part was talking to you and Frankie and have a great experience with you. I loved learning about how Frankie got hurt." Aly Age 9

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2 comments:

Angela Denby said...

Congratulations! We had a Twitter contest for the best dog blogs, and Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog made it into our Top 10. You can check out the list here: http://blog.javasocialnetworking.com/2009/10/top-10-dog-blogs.html

Feel free to send me an email if you'd like a "Baxter's Best" tag to include on your website.

Angela Denby
Coffee Talk with Baxter
angela.denby@jsncafe.com

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

How cool is this??!!? Thank you so much, Angela! My mom will be responding to your email soon. I am so honored to be in the top 10 best dog blogs! Arf-a-roo!!

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog