Friday, June 22, 2012

Our Friend Frankie The Walk 'n Roll Dog



Our hearts go out to human Barbara Techel and the family and friends of the busiest Dachshund we ever knew, Frankie The Walk'n Roll Dog.  Frankie, therapy dog and subject of the Walk'n Roll Dog book series, passed away yesterday at home in her mother's arms after being diagnosed with chronic heart failure just last Friday.  With the help of her mom, Frankie inspired thousands with her messages of overcoming challenges and making a difference despite obstacles.  Although Frankie is no longer with us, we know that her messages of hope will live on for generations. 

Please visit Joyful Paws to read of her life and of her passing. 

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10 comments:

Theanne said...

Baron and I send our heartfelt condolences to Frankie's family and friends! A dachshund who will continue to inspire for a long time to come!

fish said...

Godspeed Frankie you handsome beast!


Stillwells dad!

Barbara Techel said...

Thank you so much for sharing Frankie's passing. I miss her so very much... but will carry on sharing her message. It was one my greatest honors to be Frankie's Mom.

Frankie's Mom,
Barbara

Anonymous said...

My sincerest condolences to you Barbara. RIP Frankie, sniff..

Tootsie said...

Barbara and John are in our hearts, and Frankie will be so missed. This past spring, he sent me his special magnets, and I've been sitting in front of the fridge, looking at his magnets, and sending love to Frankie and his family. Thank you so much for posting this memorial.
Love,
Tootsie

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Frankie. We always enjoyed reading about the wonderful work she did. RIP little Frankie and we send our deepest condolences to your mom and dad.

4 little dachies from Quebec Canada

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barbara and John on the passing of their beloved Frankie. How wonderful a life he led and his inspiration to helping others to focus on the "I can" and not the "I can't".

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Frankie's passing. How wonderful you shared her life with all of us, and provided such inspiration to other dogs and their families.

Rest in peace sweet Frankie.

Melinda

Bears Fan said...

Sorry to hear of the Passing of Frankie, however, this is inspirational to me, as this past weekend, our 5 year old/young dachshund has sufferend a spinal cord injury. Praying for a recovery, but I know what options I have available to push on to the future!

Jablana said...

Our hearts go out toa familly of the most coregous wienner in the world!!
he will surely be missed by all the kids he helped and the ones that wont recive it!

God bless you Frankie!!
Kisses for the family from Princess Lea

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