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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, June 6, 2011

Special Needs Pet Feature of the Week: Truffles

07-20-08  Truffles
What is your pets name?  
Tresa-Dee  "Truffles"

How old is your pet?   
Will be 14 yrs. old  May 3rd

Where did you get your pet?  
Thru DRNA rescue, as 'Truffles' was being taken to the vet for euthanasia b/c of spinal issues, & the young boy in the family spoke up abt. this.   Fortunately woman knew abt. rescue & referred the family to DRNA.   She was my foster dog, but I 'failed'  fostering 101, & adopted her--- making her a member of my family!

What is your pets physical challenge? 
Disk problems, of which so severe surgery not recommended.

What is your pets favorite thing to do? 
Be w/ her mommy--me!!   LOVES people, All animals, SUNBATHING!!!  She is just a good all around dog!!  Loves to go w/ her mommy! 

What is your pets favorite thing to eat?  
Truffles loves her dog food, but human food--- beef & chicken, are always great!!

What do you love most about your pet? 
Her sweet, sweet personality!   And her total willingness to embrace all.. 

What has your pet most taught you?  
Not to 'judge' by the exterior.

Anything else you’d like to share? 
Truffles is my 'heart & soul' dog.  We communicate (the 2 of us) without spoken words.  
***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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