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May 31, 2008: Shayna’s first swim of the year

May 31, 2008: Shayna’s first swim of the year

August 26, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  This is one of the real high points of Shayna’s life. The whole drive up to the Chris Greene Lake Park, Shayna knows where we’re going – no matter how long it’s been since we’ve been there (in this case, months). She whimpers and whinnies the whole way, with her head on one of […]

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July 15, 2008: Shayna learning to ‘count’: <i>“One ball, two balls…”</i>

July 15, 2008: Shayna learning to ‘count’: “One ball, two balls…”

August 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

This is a skill we’ve been working on for some time – learning to essentially “count.” Shayna loves to go retrieve two tennis balls in her mouth at the same time. But from what I’ve read, teaching a dog the concept of “one” and “two” is a fairly big deal – as I found out, […]

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March 18, 2007: Shayna retrieving two tennis balls at the same time

March 18, 2007: Shayna retrieving two tennis balls at the same time

August 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Practically since I adopted her, Shayna has been tennis-ball obsessed.  That’s not particularly uncommon among dogs. But one day, when she was about six months old and we were at the off-leash dog park (when she could still go there), she apparently decided that retrieving one ball was terribly inefficient, crammed two into her mouth […]

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