Mi Amor


Who else could I be more thankful for than the one four-legged best friend who is always with me?

I am today, and always, thankful for Chazz Karst

An ode to my doggie

  • He gives me a reason for waking up in the morning.
    Dog ownership IS a big deal, and it’s also a BIG RESPONSIBILITY, but the rewards far outweigh the cost of caring.
  • My cute little Chazz dog is an extended therapeutic device.
    Not only does he do the cutest little stretches, but when he jumps up on the couch and curls up close, a great feeling of love is emitted from just rubbing his back.
  • Dogs always seem to sense others’ emotions.
    When extremely sad, my dog seems to ‘know’ and always gets close to comfort.
  • He is my reason for getting up in the morning.  Literally.  Just knowing that you have the responsibility to care for another, who can’t communicate verbally.wp-1461248849442.jpgWhat do you have todo first thing in the morning? Visit the bathroom.  But for Chazz, it would be first devouring breakfast- then a potty break.
  • Chazz keeps me active– helps get the blood pumping by walking the neighborhood, plus play time![Let me warn you; this dog is very friendly with humans, but he devours squeak toys like nothing I have ever seen.  I give each toy a lifespan of 5  minutes]
  • Gets me to appreciate nature!  When you are walking outside, it is nearly impossible to ignore the beauty of the seasons, most of the time captured by camera.




  • He’s a social being!

    As soon as we adopted this cute little ball of (not really existent) fur, we meet all of the neighbors simply by passing them on the street.






  • Chazz is always around for me,  Most dogs provide loving companionship, and it can be comforting simply knowing that he’s there, he cares, and will [hopefully] never leave you…AS LONG AS YOU KEEP THE COOKIES COMING…











About Danielle!

A young professional Longwood University alum, with a traumatic brain injury having previously worked in the Therapeutic Recreation field with the elderly at nursing homes in Fairfax, VA. Now as a TBI advocate, trying to help others learn more about TBIs is involved in support groups, as well as very involved in my church, child care, and adult caregiving.
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3 Responses to Mi Amor

  1. Jackie Gentile says:

    I have my problems – BUT – you have made it very clear to me that I need a dog – and – the sooner, the better! Thanks, Danielle Jackie Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:13:03 +0000 To: jackieg1314@hotmail.com

    • Danielle! says:

      Keep me in the loop and let me know how the dog search goes!! Loving dogs is very therapeutic! It solves loneliness and is a cure for depression! Plus they are great companions who only love (and can’t talk back to you!) Good luck!

  2. Joyful2bee says:

    I love dogs and cats but only have two cats. Your love of life and Chaz is obvious!! You are such a heart warmer.My best friend is a dog devotee too. Such great reasons to love a dog.

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