Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog is an amazing children's book! It has an uplifting and positive message and
teaches children (and adults alike) how to overcome and endure life's challenges while being more tolerant of others
who struggle with disabilities. Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog was chosen as a finalist in the Indie
Excellence Awards children's non-fiction category in May 2008. Frankie is an inspiration to us all and she has
left an indelible paw print on my heart and I'm certain she will yours as well.
This is Frankie's story, told from Frankie's perspective.
Frankie, short for Francesca, is a dachshund who started out life with the use of all four of her legs. She was
adopted by a very loving and caring family when she was three months old and she was very, very happy. Well, except
for when she lost her older sister (an older dog, Cassie, who died from cancer) but aside from that Frankie couldn't
have asked for more loving and caring doggie parents.
When Frankie was six-years-old she suffered a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed in both back legs.
After surgery and physical therapy Frankie's parents got her a specially made cart with wheels; it fit her perfectly
and helped her get around on her own. It took Frankie a few tries to get the hang of walking with wheels but once
she got the hang of it she was able to run around in her yard again and chase rabbits and yes even the mailman!
Even though Frankie still misses Cassie she now has a few other siblings to share life with and play with. Life
is good for Frankie. Frankie holds her head high and rolls along with pride, enjoying every day of her very