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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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Special Needs Pet Feature: Nono

There are so many caring pet parents out there who take care of special needs pets. To bring more attention to these joyful animals, and extraordinary people, this is a new feature to my blog. If you care for a special needs pet and would like your pet featured, please email my mom through her website contact. Send a photo and she will forward the questionnaire for your pet to be featured in an upcoming post.
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What is your pets name?
How old is your pet? 
He will be 8 this May
Where did you get your pet? 
A local Breeder we found in the paper
What is your pets physical challenge?
Nono had a back injury (IVDD) and is now paralyzed.
What is your pets favorite thing to do? 
Nono loves to go for car rides, and walks in his stroller.
What is your pets favorite thing to eat? 
Nono is on a special Rx diet. His favorite treats are natural chicken jerky.
What do you love most about your pet? 
I love the way he snuggles with me when are sleeping.  Nono and I have a special connection, he touches a very special place in my heart.
What has your pet most taught you?
My dog Nono is my Hero and inspiration, he has taught me a lot. He has shown me unconditional love and taught me to be thankful for even the smallest things in life and to be happy, strong and keep pressing on no matter what life brings you. He never let his sudden paralysis slow him down and never seems to complain. He is as happy and excited about life as ever. He has accepted his life as it is and lives it the best he knows how. I try to apply this attitude to my own life every day.
Anything else you’d like to share? 
Nono's special needs have brought us closer.  I try to use his story to educate others.  Know your dogs particular health risks.  I tell every one to do your research!   Dogs deserve only the best.
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I absolutely agree, that yes, dogs (and all animals) deserve the very best. And how lucky you are Nono to have a pet parent who loves you so much!  Thank you for stopping by today!  Keep on rolling!


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