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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.

Friday, January 1, 2010

May Pet Holidays to Celebrate

Yours truly is so very humbled and honored to be mascot of National Disabled Pets Day, May 3rd.  Help me in celebrating ALL animals with special needs.  Hugs to each and everyone of them and their caretakers.


• Go Fetch. Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month

• National Pet Week, May 2-8

• Be Kind to Animals Week, May 2-8

National Disabled Pets Day, May 3

• Respect for Chickens Day, May 4

• National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16-22

• World Turtle Day, May 23

• Hug Your Cat Day, May 30


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