Debra Jo Chiapuzio
Humans need education
more to learn
My latest adventure
is with the
Animal Behavioral Institute
I am currently enrolled in their
Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program
I am also looking for
what Knowledge I may
need for her new
new path of
stage and film training
It may sound like
I am going overboard
for a dog
But my Grandmother told me education is never a waste
It is knowledge
and no one could ever take that away from you
So I learn
everyday about the
I have ever studied,
Just be willing.
Taken by Glamour Shots
have been around animals my entire life. I grew up on a couple of acres
in La Habra Heights, California and thought I lived on a farm. I have had
horses, cows, donkeys, goats, chickens, rabbits, ducks, hawks, cats and
dogs. Fish, rodents, snake and tortoises! (I am sure I am leaving out
someone.) Animals just make sense to me.
It is when I am with my wonderful
friends that I feel most myself.
All I can
remember doing was teaching someone to do something they weren't
necessarily breed for. My donkey could run a hunter hack course and the
cows you could saddle and ride. The duck thought is was a dog, the dog
thought it was a human, the cat was sort confused and the goat, well the
goat is a story all by himself. Well I guess you get the picture.
all of those who have cared for multiple pets, there have been a number
of extraordinary souls in my
life. Personally I will never forget the likes of Puff a hamster,
Tiffany a Bassett Hound, Sydney the goat, Macaroon the best horse I ever
knew, a chicken with funny feathers who name I can not remember, and Magnum
a Rottweiler who emotional saved me
and lived with me for a period of over ten years. (Even now I sigh to
think of his commitments.)
They come and
they go, there lives so much shorter then the human existences. We are
fortune to have so many opportunities to love. Emma is one such
advantage in my life. After adopting her I realized that she was
special, a little different then my average dog. We have spent some time
exploring what enriches her life and in turn I have had the most
wonderful experiences in mine.
I think critter
first and it is obvious they notice, including Emma. Animals have continually
expanded my live and I couldn't imagine it any other way!
This is Emma's other human, Jim Chiapuzio
They are even starting to look alike!
In Case you are Wondering
We do not think Emma is human
Neither of us would ever call her such a thing.
"She is dog"