Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog, just had another birthday. She turned 11 and her mom is, well, let's just say Barbara Techel notes that she and Frankie are going through peri-menopause together.
For those of you who don't know about this amazing pooch and her equally amazing mom, when 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 local hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice centers, spreading joy wherever they go.
Barbara had no idea that Frankie would become such an inspiration to her and to others until the sweet little dachshund ruptured a disk in her back and became paralyzed. But, that didn't slow Frankie down! She zips along in her cart inspiring others to look past what you can't do and focus on what you can!
Roll on, Frankie!
WOOF hopes you'll be inspired by Frankie's story and wish her a happy birthday!
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