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Category: Life with Shayna

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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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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10Dec13: Our ride to, visit at the Senior Center

10Dec13: Our ride to, visit at the Senior Center

December 21, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  Since February 2013 I have been taking Shayna for visits to the nearby Senior Center (see pics and videos of our earlier visits here). She gets a huge kick out of visiting with the older folks, and they love having her around (most of them anyway!). This is a very short video of our […]

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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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09Apr13: A day in the life with Shayna

09Apr13: A day in the life with Shayna

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The sunset today really illuminated Shayna’s emerging copper undercoat… (had to pay special for that, wasn’t included in the original factory equipment!), so I decided to take some pics:                      

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