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19Dec12: Toy training at UVa

19Dec12: Toy training at UVa

December 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

It was a gorgeous, unusually warm December afternoon, so I took Shayna to the UVa athletic fields to do our toy training today. She had a blast, as you can see. I am truly blessed – and I know it.

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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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Shayna’s “frisbee skiing”

Shayna’s “frisbee skiing”

August 22, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

July 2002: When she was about 6 months old, out of the blue, Shayna started teaching herself to use the frisbee in a new way: to go “frisbee skiing,” as I later called it.

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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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Shayna shows off her new toys from Santa

Shayna shows off her new toys from Santa

January 2, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

2011: As always, Shayna has been a very, very good girl all year long – and as always, Santa brought her lots of nice things.

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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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