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08Dec12: My Kickstarter book crowd-funding campaign is LIVE!

08Dec12: My Kickstarter book crowd-funding campaign is LIVE!

December 9, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

If you don’t know, Kickstarter is a website that enables aspiring artists, musicians, filmmakers, inventors, etc., to submit their project ideas and funding needs to the general public, with donors receiving some value in return, often the product that is being funded.  The catch is that unless the entire budget is raised, the campaign sponsor […]

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15Nov12 Shayna excited getting her toys by name

15Nov12 Shayna excited getting her toys by name

December 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Considering the fact that two weeks prior, she was given a terminal diagnosis, and had been (to my eye) not far from it, to see this – to experience it, to feel her joy and love and warmth and optimism – was like cool water to my parched mouth. I have never known a more inspiring, loving “person” than Shayna.

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Nov-Dec 2012: Select videos

Nov-Dec 2012: Select videos

December 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

A compilation of the best videos taken since Shayna’s awful Oct. 30 diagnosis.

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Austrian research: Dogs can sniff out lung cancer

Austrian research: Dogs can sniff out lung cancer

December 6, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

As if we didn’t have quite enough reasons to be thankful for dogs: Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria published yesterday suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis.

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Lab to get heart surgery – by human heart surgeons in France

Lab to get heart surgery – by human heart surgeons in France

November 30, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

This has got to be the luckiest dog in all of France.  9-month-old Lycka, who lives with his dad, Christian, in a Paris suburb, was diagnosed as having a serious heart abnormality, that veterinarians are not capable of solving.  So Lycka is going to have his heart repaired, by human heart surgeons. Although the malady […]

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16Nov12: A walk/run through the woods with Shayna

16Nov12: A walk/run through the woods with Shayna

November 25, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

I’m almost speechless… but you can hear my delight, relief and joy in this 6:00 video. I’ve not seen Shayna run like this, for me*, in probably a year (*she tries to run for other people who throw her ball, to show off, but normally that’s a one or two run venture). I don’t know […]

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Is Kroger engaging in willful ignorance?

Is Kroger engaging in willful ignorance?

November 11, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  You be the judge. I took the following pictures on Nov. 9, 2012 in a Kroger in Charlottesville, VA.  (FYI, Kroger is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, with over $90 billion in annual revenue.)  In the dog food aisle I saw “Natural Flavor Unbasted Rawhide Twists for Dogs,” produced by “Pet Pride”: […]

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Shayna’s scar check, night training, and our howling contest

Shayna’s scar check, night training, and our howling contest

September 14, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

(Sept 14) Shayna continues to rapidly heal from surgery; here we are resuming our training, and at our wonderful holistic vet’s office.

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Update: Shayna’s recovery from surgery, and medical prognosis

Update: Shayna’s recovery from surgery, and medical prognosis

September 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

(Sept 9) A detailed update of all the key data concerning Shayna’s (very positive!) medical condition and outlook, with lots of pictures and videos.

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Videos of Shayna’s recovery from surgery

Videos of Shayna’s recovery from surgery

September 10, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

(Sept 5->) A chronology of short videos that show how quickly and thoroughly Shayna is healing from her 9/4 surgery, and how happy she is to be home.

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