Mika Ryan, author of “Hank, the Therapy Dachshund”, has shared 38 years with her husband Pat raising and loving a menagerie of dachshunds. She has raised dachshund pups and adopted adult dachshunds for companionship and pet therapy. Mika is a retired collegiate women’s basketball coach and TV color analyst. These days she can be found reading, writing, enjoying her family and caring for dachshunds Connor, Penny and Paddy.