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Category: Life with Shayna

21Dec13: Walk through the woods

21Dec13: Walk through the woods

December 22, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

On this walk through the woods behind my place, I comment on how different of a world it is, now that my book about Shayna is finally done, instead of something I am “working on.”  Shayna seems very happy, and even leads me on a trail that goes through the woods (off the main path), […]

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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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18Jan13: Drive to and walk through McIntire Park

18Jan13: Drive to and walk through McIntire Park

January 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

We’ve had a pretty rough last 11 days, since Shayna developed a new medical problem, nothing serious, but terrifying nonetheless given her underlying diagnosis, which is devastating.  The good news is that she is rapidly mending from her current malady, and was very amenable to going out for a ride this very cold morning, to […]

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04Jan13: Shayna running and playing with “Little Man”

04Jan13: Shayna running and playing with “Little Man”

January 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Shayna has a new boyfriend, “Little Man,” and today she had the chance to run and play with him, in absolute bliss.

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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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08Mar12: Visiting UVa, showing where I used to “commune” with Mr. Jefferson about my first puppy

08Mar12: Visiting UVa, showing where I used to “commune” with Mr. Jefferson about my first puppy

March 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  As I describe in my book, I met Shayna on March 25, 2002 when she was just a little baby.  But in the weeks prior to that, I would occasionally visit the University of Virginia, as I was very new to the area, and there’s no end to the fascinating things to explore there, […]

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01March12: Shayna and Dakota

01March12: Shayna and Dakota

March 12, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

  Border Collies are known for their love of having jobs to do.  For Shayna, a  Border Collie mix, her job is (a) to learn to master the names of her many different toys, and to go get them and put them away by name, (b) to learn other tricks, and (c) to put smiles […]

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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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April 7-8, 2002: First video of Shayna after I adopted her

April 7-8, 2002: First video of Shayna after I adopted her

November 9, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  Oh, what precious times. I adopted Shayna, a 12 week old, 14 lb. pup, on the morning of April 7 – the day the first part of this video was shot. Actually, I began shooting a few hours before I went to pick her up, to show how the apartment was set up… with […]

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