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Category: Life with Shayna

19Feb12: Singing <em>“Oh, What A Beautiful Shayna”</em> to Shayna as we drive

19Feb12: Singing “Oh, What A Beautiful Shayna” to Shayna as we drive

February 20, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  One of the highlights of my day is seeing Shayna’s smiling face in my rear view mirror as we drive along.  She likes to stand up in the back of the SUV, mostly with her head right over my right shoulder, looking at where we’re going; when we’re turning left, her head’s over my […]

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2012 Valentine’s Day with Shayna and Dakota

2012 Valentine’s Day with Shayna and Dakota

February 17, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

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05Feb12: Shayna’s in love, love, love…

05Feb12: Shayna’s in love, love, love…

February 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  In this post, I described how Shayna has been developing her first genuine friendship with another dog – Dakota, a sweet 3-year-old male Border Collie, who recently lost his older brother, Tahoe.  She only knew them tangentially, as we would pass them in a nearby park while their dad taught tennis. Well, now her […]

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Shayna’s first boyfriend – Dakota

Shayna’s first boyfriend – Dakota

January 29, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  I know, I can’t believe it either… but Shayna’s found a male dog that she really, really likes.  She doesn’t feel the need to maul him if he gets up in her face, and even when he pees on her hind or fore legs, she doesn’t seem to mind (though I kinda do, as […]

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Shayna on a rainy night in parking garage

Shayna on a rainy night in parking garage

January 15, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Q) What does one do with a dog that loves to run, but hates water and soggy ground, when it’s pouring rain all day and night?

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07Jan12: Shayna’s 10th birthday

07Jan12: Shayna’s 10th birthday

January 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  It’s almost inconceivable to me that Shayna is now ten years old.  Wasn’t it just last year that she was that beautiful little 15 lb. puppy that I adopted? (pics; video)  Today, however, she’s a beautiful 75 lb. dog, who still thinks she’s a puppy. It is a joy to see. This video was […]

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Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011

December 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  This Christmas season holds special significance to me for three reasons: (1) Shayna is about to turn 10 years old on January 7; (2) Within a few days, I will have completed the first manuscript of the book I’m writing about our life together; (3) on April 7, we celebrate our 10th anniversary together.  […]

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<em>“Live Like You Were Dying”</em>

“Live Like You Were Dying”

December 18, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

A recurring theme in the book I’m writing about Shayna is the value of time – whether we recognize it or not, and how easily it can pass, or be wasted.

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About Shayna

About Shayna

August 13, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  To the outside world, Shayna may look like “just a dog.”  I and the other people in her life know she’s much more than that.  To know her is to know that she’s somewhere between a dog and a human child.  And it is in tribute to the “miracle” that I believe she is, […]

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