Frankie

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 »

A New Treat From An Old Friend!

So happy to reporting here that our longtime friend and great supporter, author Barbara Techel (mom of the late Frankie the Walk ‘n Roll Dog), today released a special edition of her latest book, Through Frankie’s Eyes: One Woman’s Journey to Her Authentic Self, and the Dog On Wheels Who Led The Way! She offered… 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 »

We’re A Trend!

When we published Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them, there was no other book available that was devoted solely to the stories of special needs pets. Within a year of its publication, there were three other similar titles. Conventional wisdom in the publishing industry is that if there’s no other book… 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 »

Frankie, the Walk n’ Roll Dog!

Barbara Techel blogs about her fabulous little dachshund, Frankie, at Joyful Paws, which is an extension of her website. Frankie suffered a ruptured vertebrae that paralyzed her back legs and now she rolls along instead of walking. And yes — we see that Frankie also has velvet ears! Barbara was so inspired by Frankie’s zest… Read more »