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Other “miracle dogs”

Other “miracle dogs”

November 19, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  I don’t know if all dogs are “miracles” in their own, unique ways. They probably are. The “Angel Dogs” site explores this question in serious depth. I call Shayna my “miracle dog” because we found each other when we most needed the other.  Because the love and trust we’ve developed has helped each of […]

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April 27, 2002: Shayna, at 15 weeks, turns into a “gremlin” before your eyes!

April 27, 2002: Shayna, at 15 weeks, turns into a “gremlin” before your eyes!

November 5, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  I adopted Shayna on April 7, 2002, as a 12 week old pup. You can hear in my voice that my healing has begun, as has my love for Shayna, and her love for me. This was one of the most hilarious early discoveries… starting with her enjoying her baby rattle… then transforming from […]

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“Talking” dogs

“Talking” dogs

September 20, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Can dogs really talk? Judge for yourself – but most of all, enjoy.

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Jan. 17, 2011: How to make Shayna’s dinner

Jan. 17, 2011: How to make Shayna’s dinner

August 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  On January 20, 2011, I was scheduled to undergo my first-ever surgery (outpatient). Were I a loner, it would be a pretty straightforward process: get to the hospital, pray for the best, come home, and heal.  But as Shayna’s “dad” and best friend, my life is blissfully more complicated. What happens if something goes […]

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January 17, 2011: A walk in the woods with Shayna and Gloria

January 17, 2011: A walk in the woods with Shayna and Gloria

August 27, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  The first part of this story is here — in which I talk about my dear friend, and angel, Gloria, and a very hard time she was having in January 2011. As an continuation of my video postcard to Gloria, I thought, what could be more fun that taking her along for a “walk” […]

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April 12, 2009: Our seventh anniversary

April 12, 2009: Our seventh anniversary

August 26, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

  I cannot believe it’s been seven years since I met and adopted Shayna, as a little 14 pound bundle of black fur. How fearful yet optimistic I was, being that I was going to be responsible for another living creature. Yet look how it all turned out, after those months of hunting for the […]

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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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Shayna retrieving toys with flash cards

Shayna retrieving toys with flash cards

August 25, 2011 | By | Add a Comment

Oct. 2009: Shayna’s memorized the names of dozens of her toys, and can retrieve and put them away by name. Now, she’s learning to identify their pictures on flash cards.

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