Help Me Celebrate Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog’s Birthday!!


You guessed it!  It will SOON be Frankie’s 10th Birthday!  The big day is Thursday, August 20th.  To celebrate Frankie has a GRAND IDEA in mind.  It is her goal to raise $500 for Handicapped Pets Foundation.  This is a foundation that helps animals that may not be able to afford it, to get a a set of Walkin’ Wheels so they too can live a great life like Frankie does.  And guess what?  It won’t cost you a cent to help her reach her goal!  Though there is another way you can help too, but first check out the easy way and free way you can help.

For every 50 NEW people who sign up to follow Frankie on Facebook or Twitter, we will donate $25.00 to the foundation.  Her goal is to have 1,000 new followers by August 30th and raise $500!  If you are already following her you can still help.  Just ask your friends and family to follow to help her cause. Forward this blog post to them or post one or both the messages below.  It is that easy!

If you have a Facebook account you can post this message:

Help Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog raise money for Handicapped Pets Foundation simply by following her at

If you have a Twitter account you can post this message to your Tweeple and ask them to Retweet:

Help Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog raise money for Handicapped Pets Foundation simply by following her at

Or you can help by purchasing a copy of her NEW Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Activity Book or her other book, Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog.  During the month of August a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.

So in honor of Frankie who has brought so many so much JOY, as well as Handicapped Pets who are there for us to help care for our elderly and disabled animals, let’s celebrate by bringing positive awareness to all animals in need!!

My Buddy Butch Radio Show, July 30th

Ok, so sometimes things get lost in cyberspace e-mail, but boy-oh-boy was I excited when I received a "reminder" notice that Frankie and I will be on My Buddy Butch Radio Showtomorrow, July 30th, 7:00p EST/6:00pCST.  The beauty is you can listen via your computer… and yes a download will be available after the call if you can't make it.  AND, you can call in and ask questions if you like.  The number to call is 718-664-9653.

A little about Jeff Marginean, host of My Buddy Butch Radio Show and Author of My Buddy Butch, Confessions of a New Dog Dad:

Jeff Marginean is a new dog dad, author, musician, music producer, and a voting member of the National Academy for Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. for the annual Grammy Awards. Having 2 college degrees in the engineering field he is a process control engineer by day and a nationally recognized music producer by night. He lives in a nice quiet little city in Ohio with his new dog son Butch and gets his best ideas while mowing the lawn.

Summary of My Buddy Butch, recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award:

My Buddy Butch is a humorous, touching true story of how a little rambunctious Boston terrier gives Jeff a new perspective on single parenthood, unconditional love, and learning to slow down in this hectic world we live in today. After Jeff’s mom passed away the family decided to get dad a little female Boston terrier puppy to keep him company. This was just what the doctor ordered and when “Buttons” had her first litter of pups, Jeff was not far behind from his own furry bundle of joy! From eating the carpet to taking over an entire king sized bed, Butch went to great lengths to turn Jeff into a “New Dog Dad!” The book illustrates how these little dogs eased the pain of the loss of a wife and mother and brought a son and his father closer together giving them something in common to discuss.

The Peanut Pet Shelter


I learned about this sweet chihuahua, Peanut, after Frankie’s book flew by plane in my neighbor’s suitcase as a gift to their friends, Andy and Jennifer, who run the Peanut Pet Shelterin Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

I was touched and saddened to read their story, but found joy in what they did with their heartbreak.  I couldn’t help but think yet again how everything happens for a reason.  I also couldn’t help but think how some souls come to this earth for a brief, short time on a specific mission, and then off they go again.  In their place they leave a huge amount of love and compassion.  This was Peanut’s mission.

Not wanting to give his whole story away, I encourage you to read about Andy and Jennifer’s inspiration in Peanut and how the shelter began.  The video with the story had me giggling with delight and saying, “You go, Peanut!”  What a sweetheart!

Thank you, Andy and Jennifer for all you do for the animals in Playa del Carmen and a special thank you to Peanut for teaching all of us that no matter our time here on earth, short or long, we can make a positive impact… and no matter our size… we can do anything.