barb techel

A visit with author and special needs pet advocate, Barbara Techel

Some of you are familiar with Barbara Techel through her work with IVDD dogs, begun during her journey with the original Walk ‘n Roll Dog, Frankie. But were you aware that she’s recently published an inspiring memoir about her life since then? I’ve been privileged to know Barb since she and I were both relative newbies… Read more »



From Inspiration To Action: Evolution of A Pet Author

Back in February, I announced here the publication of our friend Barbara Techel’s newest book, Through Frankie’s Eyes: One woman’s journey to her authentic self and the dog on wheels who led the way. Today, I’m sharing an interview I recently did with Barb about how that book came to be. As people interested in… Read more »



We Interrupt This Blog For A Sad Announcement…

It is with overwhelming sadness that we here at Almost Perfect Pets share with you the loss of our dear friend and colleague in disabled pet advocacy, Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Dog. Frankie crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning after a brief struggle with congestive heart failure. She left this world only a few… Read more »



Petpourri

Today, I just want to share a little bit of this and a little bit of that, all of it about disabled pets. Daisy was always looking up to the positive side of life. Look at that smile! First off, it would hardly be fitting to start with anything other than a nod to Daisy,… Read more »



Happy Birthday, Frankie!

Just had to sign on for a quick well-wishing to our little pal Frankie, the Walk ‘n Roll Dog. Frankie’s ten years old today, and has now been bringing her parents, Barb and John, joy for a decade! Frankie’s one of the first special needs critters who welcomed us on the scene back in 2008… Read more »



Teleseminar Postponed; Tune in Friday for a radio show

Hey, everyone – I’m sorry to have to report that our upcoming teleseminar with Ingrid King and Barb Techel has had to be postponed. I’m especially sorry because it’s due to trouble that Ingrid’s having with her dear tortie cat, Amber. She’s been in the emergency room with her after days of trouble with her… Read more »



Inspired and Inspiring

Okay, Y’all – I’m excited! In less than a week, I’ll be appearing (well, my voice will be, anyway) with Barb Techel, mom of Frankie, the Walk ‘n Roll Dog, on a FREE Teleseminar titled “Inspired and Inspiring: The Rewards and Challenges of Living With Disabled Pets.” Our host will be Ingrid King, author of… Read more »



A New Book You’ll Want To Check Out

Here’s an appropriate title to start out a Happy New Year with: If you’ve been with us for any length of time here at AlmostPerfectPets, you’ve read my mentions of another author of books about disabled pets, Barb Techel. She writes and blogs and gives speaking presentations about her dear little dachsie, Frankie, the Walk… Read more »