We've often said that disabled animals are inspirational, and Frankie -- a Dachshund who became paralyzed after a spinal injury -- is certainly proof of that. Frankie's spirit and tenacity in overcoming her disability inspired her Mom, Barbara Techel, to write a children's book, "Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog."
As Barbara describes it, "Teaching children, as well as adults, that we can overcome challenges has become a passionate mission of mine. With Frankie by my side, I find blissful joy in sharing her story."
Published in 2008, Frankie's book has won several awards and honors, and is helping people see disabled animals in a new light.
For the month of April, Barbara is kindly donating a portion of the book sales to the ranch to help the disabled animals here.
You can read more about Frankie, as well as order the book, at Barbara's wonderful Web site Joyful Paws.
Thank you, Frankie and Barbara!