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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, May 9, 2011

Special Needs Pet Feature: Cassidy

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What is your pet's name? 
Cassidy

How old is your pet? 
1 1/2 years old

Where did you get your pet? 
A lady contacted me and said, one of her dachshund puppies was born blind and asked if I would take it, because they wouldn't be able to sell her like that.  They bred to dapples together and that is the result.
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What is your pet's physical challenge?  
Completely blind.

What is your pet's favorite thing to do? 
She likes to play with her siblings, go for car rides and play at the bike trail.

What is your pet's favorite thing to eat? 
Pumpkin or Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Cubes.
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What do you love most about your pet?  
She is VERY loving and VERY brave.

What has your pet most taught you? 
That you don't have to be perfect....that you don't have to see love, to feel it.  And that a disability doesn't have to hinder you, from living and loving life.

Anything else you'd like to share? 
Cassidy is quite an inspiration.  Everyone that meets her, cannot believe she is even blind....she is courageous, outgoing and loves everyone....yes, I think she is amazing! 
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Such beautiful, beautiful photos of darling, Cassidy!  I'm so glad you shared her with me and my readers.

***If you care for a special needs pet and would like your pet featured, please email me through my website contact. Send a photo and I will forward the questionnaire for your pet to be featured in an upcoming post.***

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1 comment:

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

Cassidy's Mom: If you see this post, can you please contact us? We have someone who would like to do a feature story about you for their newsletter. Thanks!