Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frankie’s Joyful Paws

I was so touched and inspired by the book trailer for Frankie, the Walk ’N Roll Dog that I had to learn more about the amazing canine that had so touched author Barbara Gail Techel’s life.

Techel has said that her passion is bringing a positive face and voice to animals with disabilities. After Frankie, Techel’s dachshund, suffered a spinal injury and was custom-fitted for a wheelchair, Barbara realized she had an opportunity to spread a positive message that animals with disabilities can and do live quality lives if given a chance. Techel’s award-winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog series of books are true, inspirational stories about her paralyzed dachshund. “Frankie teaches us that no matter our challenges, we can persevere with a positive attitude,” says Techel, “and despite our challenges we can each give back in our own, unique way.

You can read more about Techel and Frankie at Frankie’s blog.


  1. Wow, Tammy- thank you so very much! I'm one lucky dog to have a mama who loves me so much and so many friends-- and now you as my friend too. Thank you for helping us to share our mission by sharing me on your blog and in your newsletter. That is arf-a-roo!

  2. We're followers of Frankie on Facebook! He's such a cutie pie! We are so impressed by all he does.