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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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Share Your Positivity

Imagine, just imagine if we all made an attitude adjustment and decided to stay positive no matter what... if we remembered we always have a choice, no matter what... wow, what that would do for the world, right? I taught my mom to be positive and she kisses and hugs me every day for it... I'd say that makes me a pretty lucky... and positive pup! Check me out at
Share Your Positivity and share yours too!! And remember my motto: "Always be positive and keep on rolling!!"


Andrea said...

Frankie, You are certainly a lucky pup.

Blessings and prayers, andrea

McMel said...

Frankie- I just found your page today and I am so excited! On May 17th, my dachshund, Mr. Famous started walking funny- we had just moved a week before and were scared b\c we didn't have our regular vet around. We took him to an emergency vet who said he was ok, just bruised. His walking got worse, and by Tuesday morning he had no use of his back legs. I was terrified when the vet we picked told me I needed to choose between $6000 surgery or putting him down. We couldn't afford the surgery, and putting him down was never an option. We looked around the internet, and found other dogs like you and knew Mr. F had a chance! We put him on strict crate rest for 8 weeks- only coming out for meals and the potty. During this time we began researching carts, but a miracle happened- after 8 weeks our Mr. F could walk again! He still needs help from time to time, and he can't jump anymore, but he can still get around. I said all this to say that Frankie is an inspiration and that even if Mr. F hadn't been as lucky as he was he'd still be here with us today!!

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

Oh, Mr. Famous, you had my mom in tears as she read your story to me... your mom did all the right things... crate rest, etc. Yes indeed, you are a miracle! And we couldn't be happier!! And don't ever fret, cause if you'd need wheels, they work pretty slick! Thank you for your wonderful note today... it made our day!!

Your friend,