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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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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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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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07Apr13: Celebrating the 11th anniversary of our adoption at the CASPCA

07Apr13: Celebrating the 11th anniversary of our adoption at the CASPCA

April 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

As I describe in my upcoming book, April 7, 2002 was the happiest day of my life.   For that was the day that after a long, long search, I finally found the “right” first dog for me – at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA (CASPCA).  From 2003-2009 or so, every April 7 I brought a cake and […]

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Our visits to the Senior Center

Our visits to the Senior Center

April 2, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

In February 2013, I contacted the nearby Senior Center, to express my interest in bringing Shayna for some visits, because she seems to have a real knack for putting smiles on older folks’ faces. As noted in my upcoming book, and elsewhere on this blog, I’ve seen this over and over again – she can […]

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