- 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, August 31, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Bob Tarte is the author of "Enslaved By Ducks" as well as radio host of "What Were You Thinking" on Pet Life Radio. He recently interviewed my mom. He ususally does shows about exotic pets but was so intrigued by a dog on wheels (that's me!!) that he asked my mom on his show so she could share my story.
So, without further ado, here is the interview. Click on bottom link on right hand side, "What Were You Thinking." It is episode #40.
Friday, August 21, 2009
I am so excited cause my mom will be on Sage Lewis, The Creature Teacher's Radio show, The Pet Playgound, this SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd! Show begins at 6:00p CST. My mom will be on from approx. 6:10p-6:35p. Sage will then have Mark C. Robinson, founder of Handicapped Pets on the call. I hope you can join us and even call in and ask Mark or I a question!! Here is the info:
The Pet Playground- Your Place to Play
Stream Live (not in Minnesota? use 55117 zip code)
Call in # 952-946-6205
This will be a resourceful, inspirational and educational show to catch!! Hope you can join, Sage, Mark and I!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I love birthday's... and today I turn a whole big 10! That is only 56 in hooman years... check out the new updated dog chart for your dog's hooman age.
Today I will visit the patients at Sharon S. Richarson Hospice and wear my birthday hat for them, as you see above. I hope it will make them smile. I have a feeling it will.
I just want to say to each of you who follow my adventures... a BIG THANK YOU... ARF-A-ROO... I feel like the luckiest dog in the world to have so many who love me... and I love all of you right back. WOOF!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
How awesome there is now a day, today, August 12th dedicated to bring awareness to senior animals, as well as special needs animals in shelters and rescue that so deserve to be in loving homes. PLEASE, please read the article and pass it along. By doing so you will be helping to bring a positive light to these special animals and just might help them find a home. Arf-a-roo!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Book Review for Hobo Finds A Home
Sweet, endearing, creative, and simply heart-warming. Hobo is a darling kitten whose imagination will make you smile.
Kids will giggle, as well as adults, when they read this part in the story: “Hobo tried to make friends with a black and white spice kitty but was chased away… by a horrible smell.”
Hobo leaves a farm where he is unhappy and tries to make friends with various animals along the way. He finally follows a wonderful man home who can’t resist the sweetness and funny antics of Hobo.
This book was written because the author, Kevin Coolidge, believes everyone deserves a second chance. I couldn’t agree with him more, especially when it comes to animals. A portion of all book proceeds will be donated to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. You can order a copy of Kevin's book here.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Here is an expert from Rolling Dog Ranch blog:
Yesterday we hosted wildlife expert Jack Hanna, his wife Suzi, and their film crew who were here to do a story on our animals for their TV show 'Into The Wild.' The local paper, the Missoulian, sent a reporter and photographer out to the ranch to interview the Hanna's about their visit with us and the other Montana topics they're going to be covering on this trip. Be sure to read the full story here! Congratulations to everyone at the ranch! We are so proud of you!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
How cool is this, huh? WI Week for the Animals! Speaking from a dog's point of view, we animals have lots we can teach humans, and how wonderful to be recognized with Week for the Animals. We are honored. Be sure and check out the website for details, as well as read the press release below. As always, ARF-A-ROO!
Governor Jim Doyle Officially Proclaims 1st Wisconsin Week for the Animals August 8-16, 2009!
(Madison, Wisconsin) Animal World USA is pleased to announce that Governor Jim Doyle has officially proclaimed 1st Wisconsin Week for the Animals from August 8-16, 2009. During the extraordinary week, animal shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events which will be strengthening communities throughout the state. Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across the state will be joining into celebrate and help animals.
Events will include adoption fairs, low cost spay/neuter events, emergency sheltering workshop, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries, puppy mill awareness activities, motorcycle ride to benefit the animals, book signings, BINGO for homeless animals, golf outing to help shelter pets, Catapalooza celebration, donation drives, dog washes to benefit shelters and therapy animals visiting hospitals.
Also to be included are a salute to our working K-9 and handlers, pet first aid, care & safety seminars, educational programs at the zoos and museums, blessing for the animals, and full-filled festivals for families to enjoy friendship, food, music on behalf of the always amazing animals and with so much more being planned! Scores of precious lives will be saved and new exciting relationships will be built in Wisconsin communities during the week.
Please note events and activities will be added right up to the kick off of the week. For more info, please call 877-454-0807. See the calendar of events and learn how to become involved on the official website at http://wisconsinanimals.org/