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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.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Special Give-Away for Blog Jog Day

Yup, even dogs can take part in Blog Jog Day! What do you mean you don't know what Blog Jog Day is! Well, let me tell you. It is a special day where many bloggers come together to share each others blogs. We have special contests, give-ways, and just plain fun.
So I have a special give-away for stopping by today... and stay tuned until the end of the post so you can move onto the next blog for some more dog-gone fun!


I am giving away a "I Love Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog" tote bag! Great to take shopping, groceries, carry books, knitting, etc. So how can you win it?

Tell me in 50 words or less the best thing you love about your pet? If you dont' have a pet tell me the best thing you love about pets or a pet that you know. One name will be drawn on Tuesday, Nov. 23rd to win the tote bag! (If your post does not have a way to lead me back to you, please leave a way for me to contact you if you win). Good luck!

Arf-a-roo!  Now head on over to Travel Diversions with Doreen!



Hannalei said...

Do I leave the why I love my "owners" here ( I say owners because really they do own me. all 16 of their muddy little paws lately )

If so ...
Because they love me unconditionally. Bad hair day, someone cut me off while driving, my pencil broke and shoelace came untied day.. They are always here for me and love me no matter what. Life without them would simply be "existing"

e-mail is: dachsies@charter.net

charmainegordon author said...

We have three cats or rather they have us; all hand-me-ups from my daughter. Jack rescued in NC weighed one pound. Tony, the kitten at the shelter who sat still with no claws in sight;and then there's Blue, found under a bush.Shush. Don't tell him I'm married.

Anonymous said...

Even though dogs have different personalities, they all have one thing in common....to love with their whole heart and to be loved by you! You will never have a more worthy best friend!

Anonymous said...

All dogs have different personalities, however, they all have one thing in common. They love you unconditionally and ask for little in return. No matter how bad your day has been, they shower you with love and devotion. You, are their whole world.

Joylene Butler said...

I have 5 pets, 4 cats and one dog. What I especially love about Bandit, de dog, is his absolute adoration for his 4 cats. He washed them everyday, licks away their worries, and lets them eat his What a dog!

Linda Henderson said...

Unfortunately I live in an apartment complex that doesn't allow pets. In the past I've had cats and dogs. When I was young we had a St.Bernard named Sampson and he was the best dog ever. We taught him to drink out of a straw, it was the funniest thing. He always used to run up to us and knock us down but when he ran up to my little grandmother he always stopped and just leaned against her, it was like he knew he could hurt her. She always used to tell us he smiled at her, actually it did look like he was smiling. He was a great dog.

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Suzanne Lieurance said...


So nice to see you taking part in Blog Jog Day! I don't really need another tote bag. But you might want to be showcased at the National Writing for Children Center some time, and we could offer the tote bag as a Giveaway item there to promote your book(s).

Happy jogging!

Suzanne Lieurance
National Writing for Children Center

Word Crafter said...

Why I love my pet - I've had pets who have charmed the fuzz off a peach one such was Rusty our Chow. When a little retarded boy charged up to him in a costume designed to scare the neighborhood during trick or treat our huge chow wagged his tail and licked his face - even though the mother stood back scared to death. Rusty was twice as big as the little tyke. That was how loving our guy was - he had been abandoned,(How could anyone do that to such a lover I will never know) my husband brought him home and it was love at first sight. He had found his forever home. He is gone and we have two adorable cats now, but I still miss him.

Sharkbytes said...

Here for Blog Jog. What fun!

I love Maggie because she knows that the best place to be is under a blanket with her head holding my ankles down. Except when its time for a WALK!

katsrus said...

I have 4 kitties who I love dearly(cannot have dogs where we live). They make my life brighter and I love to talk to them and watch them play.
Sue B

Paula said...

What I love about Miss Lilly and what I loved about Quincey, Simon, Spencer and Boomer is that they made me smile every time I saw them and they gave me uncondiitonal love. They don't care that my hair is a mess or that I didnt shower today, without fail, Miss Lilly gives me love and that is something you never get from any other living being....well except maybe your mom!

Nancy said...

Our fur-babies own us. My husband and I get the awesome privilege of loving on them. They provide laughter relief when we need it most in a very trying time. When they let you sit with them on the couch - they cuddle up and rest their sweet chins on your lap and look up with those beautiful dark eyes and it's like they know just what you're thinking. They bring joy and warmth to our lives and as we can't have two-legged kids, these ARE are kids and I wouldn't really trade them for anything - not even chocolate!

Holli said...

The thing I love most about my kitty is that even though he is deaf, he attacks the world as if he not hearing impaired. Even better, since he can't hear, he fears nothing, and is super lovable, even to dogs.

Holli Castillo
email- hollicastillo@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Stopping by on Blog Jog Day.

I have a cat. Although he is very independent and doesn't like to be held, when I am sick, he will snuggle up next to me. It is his way of comforting me.

BK said...

Wow. My pets are my serenity. When I've had a bad day or a good day, they are always there to listen, comfort, enjoy, and make me laugh. I have 2 dogs, a kitten, and we recently just sent our pig back to the farm. I run an animal house haha.


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Rebecca Mecomber said...

I'm here for the Blog Jog. I was away from the computer on Sunday, so I'm catching up today.

What an amazing little dog! I'll bet kids love him wherever he goes.

Have a great week.

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

Thank you everyone for stopping by to leave a comment for Blog Jog Day. I will draw a winner tomorrow- tell your friends there is still time to enter if they will to do so yet today!