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Jon (Author's Website)

I am the proprietor of ShaynaTheMiracleDog.com, and the luckiest guy in the world to have been Shayna's "dad" since adopting her in 2002. I'm also the author of the upcoming e-book, "Saved By Shayna: Life Lessons from a Miracle Dog."
To learn more about me, please visit www.jonsutz.com.

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November 2013 visits to the Senior Center

November 2013 visits to the Senior Center

November 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  See pictures and videos of our earlier visits here.   November 20:   November 13: This very cold morning, Shayna wanted to go on a long walk, and just when I thought she wanted to come home, she instead decided she wanted to visit the folks at the Senior Center, where we hadn’t been […]

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Richmond, VA ABC TV affiliate does story featuring Shayna

Richmond, VA ABC TV affiliate does story featuring Shayna

November 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

This feature was filmed in mid-October (the story page, with complete transcript, is here). I thank the WRIC reporter, Amy Lacey, for doing a really good job in presenting Shayna’s story, and that of the other dog parent who was featured. (As opposed to another news story on us that was done by a local […]

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Happy “One-Year-Plus-One-Day!!!”

Happy “One-Year-Plus-One-Day!!!”

November 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Previously: Happy “Eleven-Months-Plus-One-Day!”; Happy “Ten-Months-Plus-Three-Day!”   A quick summary of Shayna’s status as of November 1, 2013: Shayna seems to be doing amazingly well.  She overcame the salmonella poisoning (the second incident this year!) that afflicted her for about two weeks, in late September and early October. Her activity level is amazingly high.  We are […]

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Happy “Eleven-Months-Plus-One-Day!”

Happy “Eleven-Months-Plus-One-Day!”

October 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

By Shayna To my friends, and donors to my health fund, thank you for all your support and prayers.  (If you’re a newcomer to my site, welcome!  See our previous entry, “Happy Ten-Months-Plus-One-Day!” here.) Here’s the cover of this month’s card: And the interior: Daddy helped me to customize and print out versions of this […]

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Video: “God Made A Dog”

Video: “God Made A Dog”

September 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  What a beautiful video. How fortunate are those who embrace, value and honor its message.        

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Sept. 3, 2013 update: Happy “Ten-Months-Plus-Three-Day!”

Sept. 3, 2013 update: Happy “Ten-Months-Plus-Three-Day!”

September 3, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  This is the latest in a series of updates to bring our friends, and donors to Shayna’s Health Fund, up to speed on the latest concerning her health, life and outlook.  If you’re new to this site, or want a refresher on Shayna’s medical conditions, see previous updates: July 14, 2013 update: Shayna’s continuing […]

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14Aug13: Ride to UVa, and toy training

14Aug13: Ride to UVa, and toy training

August 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Come along with us as we drive to the University of Virginia, then do our toy training.  As you can see, Shayna was absolutely delighted.  Keep in mind this video was taken 10 weeks after she endured heart surgery. Be kind – you’ll hear me singing an adapted version of The Temptations’ classic “My Girl,” […]

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July 14, 2013 update: Shayna’s continuing recovery from heart surgery

July 14, 2013 update: Shayna’s continuing recovery from heart surgery

July 14, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Pictures and videos documenting Shayna’s continuing, amazing recovery from emergency heart surgery on May 29.

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June 4, 2013 update: Shayna’s emergency heart surgery

June 4, 2013 update: Shayna’s emergency heart surgery

June 4, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

On May 29, Shayna had emergency heart surgery. She’s making a rapid recovery, and is proving to be a “miracle dog” once again, thanks to the expertise and commitment of several remarkable veterinary specialists, and a host of generous donors to her Health Fund.

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14Apr13 update: My best birthday, ever

14Apr13 update: My best birthday, ever

April 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  A continuing series of updates for donors to Shayna’s Health Fund, and our friends and family. See the last update here. Introduction Today is my birthday. According to medical science, Shayna should not be here to celebrate it with me.  Yet as the pics and videos contained in this update show better than any […]

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