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Shayna made her journey to Heaven on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shayna made her journey to Heaven on Wednesday, March 26, 2014

March 30, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

To our friends, and donors to Shayna’s Health Fund: Shayna made her journey to Heaven on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. I had no rational choice but to facilitate this journey. Read the details, and all the positive elements of the end of her Earthly life, here.

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The aftermath: Agony, and beautiful magic

The aftermath: Agony, and beautiful magic

March 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

. Continued from here As I walked out of the clinic, after Shayna’s journey to Heaven was facilitated, and the cold air hit my face, I looked at my truck – the truck that was the only vehicle Shayna had ever been in, the truck in which she had so many wonderful memories – I […]

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The days that led up to Shayna’s journey to Heaven

The days that led up to Shayna’s journey to Heaven

March 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

. In our last update, on February 27, I described the following: Shayna’s belly had become a bit bloated again. Dr. Paling, our cardiologist, confirmed through the use of ultrasound imaging (a) the presence of fluid in Shayna’s chest and abdomen, and (b) the tumor at the base of her heart had grown so large […]

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My letter to Shayna

My letter to Shayna

March 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

On Wednesday March 26, at about 4:30pm, Shayna made her journey across the Heavenly bridge. In the past I’ve advised dog parents who had to say goodbye, to write a letter to their best friends, to tell them what they meant. I realized it was time to follow my own advice. This is the result.

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08Mar14 Toy training

08Mar14 Toy training

March 9, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

We are more fortunate than I could possibly express, to enjoy this kind of fun after the recent, tragic news. For more positive news, see our recent photo-burst, of Shayna during a ride to one of our favorite haunts: 08Mar14: Photo-burst: Our ride to a shopping center for a walk A preview: . . . […]

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Photo-burst: Our ride to a shopping center for a walk

Photo-burst: Our ride to a shopping center for a walk

March 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Shayna doesn’t care much for other dogs, but she loves people.  I think she’s gotten so smart, so intuitive, and sensitive to people’s faces, that a part of her thinks she is a person, trapped in a dog’s body.  (I share her belief).  So one of the things we like to do is go walking […]

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The hawk, the squirrel, Mr. Jefferson, Shayna and me

The hawk, the squirrel, Mr. Jefferson, Shayna and me

March 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Previously: Sixteen-months-less-one day; prayer request My posts here on Shayna’s site are normally dedicated to presenting pictures or videos of Shayna, or both. Not this one. On the morning of Thursday, March 6, 2014, after many days of displaying her usual high energy, high spirits and high activity, Shayna seemed quite down.  I don’t know […]

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Sixteen-months-less-one day; prayer request

Sixteen-months-less-one day; prayer request

February 28, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

To Shayna’s friends, and donors to her Health Fund: Despite all the misfortune that I describe in my book, that affected both Shayna and me as youngsters, and me recently, I still have many reasons to feel like the luckiest guy I know.  And this feeling undergirds me as I write this, such a difficult […]

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Happy “Fifteen-Months-Plus-One-Day”!!!

Happy “Fifteen-Months-Plus-One-Day”!!!

February 3, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

[From Shayna]: On October 30, 2012, I was diagnosed with something really bad, and was given one day to four months to live. February 1, 2014, Daddy and I celebrated “Fifteen-Months-Plus-One-Day!” Watch the video at right, and click “Continue Reading,” below, to see how well I’m doing. Love, Shayna!

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Is your vet ripping you off?

Is your vet ripping you off?

January 29, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

I’ll have more to say about this issue (much more) in coming posts here, and here. For now, I happened across this segment from ABC’s “20/20″ program, and from what I’ve recently learned (some of which I discuss in my book), this is really just the tip of the iceberg. See more US News from […]

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