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I’d like to tell you about a very special dog. Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog.
An accident left little dachshund Frankie without the use of her back legs. But Frankie didn’t let that stop her. She got around with the use of a doggy wheelchair. Frankie, along with her mom Barbara Techel, spent her life inspiring others. They appeared regularly at schools and senior centers, spreading the message of acceptance for disabilities, and reminding people not to let anything hold them back. Barbara wrote 4 books about Frankie: Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog, Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Visit’s Libby’s House, Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Activity Book, and Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Coloring and Paper Doll Book.
Sadly, Frankie crossed over the rainbow bridge last week. She was just shy of her 13th birthday. Frankie helped others until her very last days, retiring from actively making visitations only in the last week.
Please join me in sending out your thoughts and prayers for Frankie. Also, I’d like to tell you about the Frankie the Walk ‘n’ Roll Dog Memorial Wheelchair Fund. If you can help, please visit their ChipIn page where you can donate money to Eddie’s Wheels in Frankie’s honor. The money will be used to help other dogs who need a wheelchair but otherwise wouldn’t be able to get one.
Frankie was a happy, loving, inspiring dog who helped kids, seniors, and people everywhere.
Rest in Peace, Frankie.
Peggy, Kelly and Brooks