Happy 7th Adoptoversary!

February 3, 2014

Seven years ago today Banjo came into our lives. Back then he was a black, wriggly pup with a fat belly who grew into a lanky dog who, according to one Brooklyn teenager, “looked anorexic.” (He has since filled out in his middle age!) These days, Banjo is a senior with white whiskers appearing around […]

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Animated Short: Banjo & Lefty

December 7, 2012

It’s been another busy semester, and poor has been a bit neglected of late. Here’s an animated short I did for my Photoshop class, starring none other than Banjo!   Ever since I took the iPhone footage of Lefty sneaking up on the sleeping Banjo, they have become firm friends.  I don’t think Lefty […]

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Shyhound and the Ball

May 7, 2012

Aroo!! Dis Banjo heer. Iz a long time sinz mah hoomin, Lauren, iz posting propallee. Dis becos she doing a studying at school an she doing learningz on da computah. Iz a fing calld grafik dizyne and she soOOOoooo bizzy. But she making a biddyo aboud me.  Iz calld Shyhound and da Ball.  I a […]

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Sir Banjo

March 25, 2012

Aroo!! Iz a long time sinz I riting ennyfing! Mah auntie-mum haz been busy studying wiv her Fotoshop class and she iz making all sorts of fings dat not smelling. But heer is a rrrrrroootiful pikchuh of me: I haz a big pawsome, yes? Olso, yoo see I haz a noo banner? Iz like my […]

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Del Mar Beach / October 2011

November 6, 2011

It’s autumn, which means Del Mar beach is open once again to our furry friends.  Our latest beach visit reminded me to write another Not Just a Dog post – through Banjo’s eyes, I see things I might otherwise miss. Like this mussel shell, with its pearlised interior: Without Banjo hovering nearby, we might not […]

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Banjo the Poster-Dog

September 16, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer, and I iz feelin ever more speshul becos nao I iz in mah own logo! Mah auntie-mum, Lauren, iz doing a speriment in sumfing called Fotoshop.  Befor, da Shyhound logo is a cartoon dog. Nao iz me! <– Luuk dis! I haz a big pawsum! Dere is lots of buttonz for […]

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What I’ve Learned from My Dog

July 16, 2011

When people say that their dog has taught them so much, non-dog owners always seem quietly amused by this.  It’s just a dog!  No, “it” isn’t anything. “It” is either a he or a she, for a start. And “just a dog”? How little they know! Banjo has taught me so much.  Through his soft […]

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Lake Hollywood Dog Run

July 2, 2011

Aroo!  Dis Banjo heer.  Today I tellz yoo about a sekret dog run in da hillz below da famous Hollywood sign: Is akshully a puk for hoomins, but iz sekretly a dog run… Shhhushes! Iz a sekret! Me and mah hoomins iz staying wiv frendz on Beachwood Kanyon.  We ‘xploring da hillz in da car […]

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Vote for Shyhound in the Petties Awards

June 18, 2011

Arooo!  Dis Banjo heer, and I has a big ‘xcited – but I needz your help. Dere is a lovely site called and dey iz have a competishun called Da Petties Awards.  Iz awards for excellence in pet blogging and da winner gets to donate $500 to a pet charity of dere choice. Dis […]

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Off-Leash at Ocean Beach

June 12, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer.  Today I tellz yoo about da Ocean Beach, a off-leash beech in San Diego. Iz a big speshul plays becos dere is a big wateh not for drinking.  Iz for splashing and playing! Da seaweeds iz stinky and iz gimme a big salty mouf. Iz taste good! Dis big wateh is […]

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