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Thanks! Cheers! Merci! Gracias! Danke! Grazie! Domo! Asante!

Dan and I often question why we started this blog. Who could really be THAT interested in our lives? I know Casper is pretty amazing, but even he has limits to his ability to amuse, right? Sometimes we think that we are being totally narcissistic to be sharing our lives with all of you. And then something magical happens…

We get comments about how we brighten peoples day. We look at our stats and see readers from all over the world, especially England and Germany. Last Wednesday we learned that our post is helping a new widow find some inspiration to comfort and accept comfort from her rescued Danes.

Everyday there is a comment here or on our Facebook page (if you are not a fan please click like in the right hand column) that make us smile. laugh or cry. It is so uplifting to have you all out there. Even when we think what we have to share is pretty much a load of crap because we had no time to put a good post together (like this one!) we get such a great response from all of you.

I know that is astounds Dan when you compliment his writing or tell him what an inspiration he is. I especially thank you for this. I tell him all the time how wonderful he is and he never believes me. Do you see why I love him so much? This man is phenomenal!!!

And I am heartened by compliments about my writing, too. I have always wanted to be a writer but life got in the way and there was never time to do it. Now I have a simple outlet and I am so glad I don’t suck!

Of course, Casper is grateful as well. We let him know how much you love hearing about his adventures and he rewards you by getting into tricky situations day in and day out so we have more to share. You know that we never truly get mad at him. He is just too cute and sweet to be upset with for more than a few seconds. (Unless you are a cat. They don’t think he is cute at all. And they say he stinks and slobbers too much. Quite frankly they are utterly appalled by his mere presence most days.)

So, I hope I got my point across here. Thank you. In any language, any gesture, we mean it. You guys keep us going and inspire us to keep writing.

Oh, and don’t forget about Dave’s Wheelchair Fund for Wyatt! Please share that story and help us get this amazing young man his racing wheelchair.

written by LJS
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12 thoughts on “Thanks! Cheers! Merci! Gracias! Danke! Grazie! Domo! Asante!

  1. Nadine Giannotti October 3, 2013 at 9:23 pm Reply

    You have a great blog. Not only is Dan a great writer, but has educated me about service dogs. It is also a joy to hear Caspers point of view on things too. Keep up the great work.

    • Casper October 4, 2013 at 9:09 am Reply

      Thanks Nadine, I’m glad you enjoy the blog.

  2. Diane B Stern October 3, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply

    Look forward to your blog daily. Do not always comment but totally enjoy. I have loved Casper since the second he was born & love to hear about his adventures as a SD & his day to day life. Enjoy when you & Dan give us life lessons. They are are really interesting. So keep up the great blog.

    • Krista M. L. October 8, 2013 at 9:58 am Reply

      Completely agree with Diane. This is my first time commenting on the blog (I’ve commented on fb occasionally) but I look forward to it every day. I too was lucky enough to watch as Casper was born, and am so glad to be able to follow his amazing life as he grows. He chose a wonderful, inspiring family. Thank YOU Casper, Dan, and Lauri!

  3. Barbara Lee October 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Always enjoy hearing abt Casper, Dan, you, & the human puppies. I have had dogs & cats all my life. Cats & dogs get along when… a kitten is introduced to the exhisting dog, kittens are fearless! When the dog ages & becomes calmer the cats feel safer. I had one cat who
    was so happy when my dog got pretty old, because he couldn’t get up quickly, so she could snuggle (maybe he was so sound asleep he didn’t know!) Siamese cats ADORE dogs. I’ve noticed the difference! It takes a while for the CAT to accept that this crazy DOG is staying & part of the family! Good luck!❤️

  4. Kathleen Cuerdon-Kahn October 3, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Lauri, you ARE a writer and so are Dan and Casper, although how Casper manages to hit one key at a time mystifies me. Maybe he dictates to a human. Each voice on this blog is clear and authentic. That is no small feat. Truth and authenticity resonate with readers. It is brave to open yourselves to the world. It is also a gift to your readers. Thank you.

    • casperthedane October 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

      Thank you soooo much!!!! Casper says that it helps that his nails are long. He kind of types like Dolly Parton in 9 to 5. clickety-clackety

  5. Sharon kbtz-AZ October 3, 2013 at 11:25 am Reply

    I look forward each day to a blog from this site, be it Casper, Dan or Lauri. I know Dan is special because Casper is sooooo special to me and he chose Dan. And since like attracts like, I also know Lauri is special as well, which shows in the writings of them all. Those of us w/o a dane live vicariously through you and your daily challenges, joys and accomplishments. Please know you are all loved…..even the beasties (cats)

  6. Nancy Nyberg-Pennel October 3, 2013 at 11:13 am Reply

    As always love the blog. Having any animal in your life brings many cheerful moments and unconditional love. Both Dan and yourself are excellent communicators and have the sense of humor to see and feel life from Caspers point of view. Keep on writing we love them very much.

  7. Margie coldrick October 3, 2013 at 11:04 am Reply

    No, thank you for this blog. You cheer up my day.

  8. Linda Craig October 3, 2013 at 10:56 am Reply

    You are an amazing family! The fact that you all share your daily experiences and adventures with your readers inspires us to be better individuals. Your writings also help us realize that we are all experiencing similar and different situations and that we are not alone in these. You are most welcome for our loyalty and support! 🙂 Your family helps us all through our days.

  9. Karen Maitland October 3, 2013 at 10:53 am Reply

    Those kitties are going to come around eventually. No one can resist the charm of ‘the Casper’ for long!!!

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