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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.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Announcement: 2009 Dogs & the Women who Love them True Story Contest Winners

Arf-a-roo! I'm very, very proud of my mom... she won 2nd place in a very cool contest sponsored by Linda and Allen Anderson of Angel Animal Network. She was so excited she almost did a cartwheel! And a-hem, the story was about lil' ol' me. I blush.
A big CONGRATS to ALL the winners!

Grand Prize Winner

"K-9 Major, Unchained Fury"
By Marilyn Walton

Second Place Winners

"The Blessing of a Wheelchair-Bound Dachshund"
By Barbara Techel

"Working Girl"
By Teresa Ambord

"Euri, the Miracle Worker"
By Bobbi Leder

"Buddha Boom!"
By Sage Lewis

"Judy and McDuff: Soul Mates"
By Judy McFadden

"Miquel's Legacy"
By Rosanne Nordstrom

Honorable Mentions

"Ziggy Heals My Heart"
By Marti Wegner

"For $2.00 She was Mine"
By Debra J. White

"Fritz, the White Angel"
By Paula Timpson

"Love Barometer"
By Lori Scott

"Ordinary to Extraordinary"
By Lori Durante Rardin

"Better with Barney"
By Linda Panczer

"The Dog Who 'Carried My Healing'"
By Jane Norling

"I'll Have Honey with My Sake', Thank You Very Much!"
By Diane L. Massie

"A 'For Real' Black Beauty"
By Carolyn S. Lemay-Strass

"Paws 4 a Miracle"
By Virginia Kukuk

"The Things I Did for Love"
By Susan Hartzler

"Cissy Girl"
By Mary Haack

"Life According to Olive"
By Stephanie Feldstein

"Healing Together: Kimberly and Lucy"
By Kimberly J. Brown

"The World's Best Talking Dog"
By Jill Alphine

"Jack Opened My Heart to Love"
By Lyndra Antonson Hearn

By Kim Dudek

"Lessons from Teddy"
By Diana M. Amadeo



OceanDreams said...

Congratulations to everyone! :)

Mary A. Shafer said...

Yep, there are no losers here! Congratulations, Barb. Every time Frankie's story reaches one more set of eyes or ears, that's a major win for everyone. Yay!

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

Thank you Mary and Oceandreams... anytime we can share the love of animals I believe it has a positive effect on the world. Animals teach us so much.

Frankie's mom,