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Short Leash
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Janice Gary never walked alone without a dog by her side. But it wasn’t always that way. She didn’t distrust solitude when, at nineteen, full of bravado and naiveté, she headed out west to fulfill her dream of becoming a rock star. In the heady days of women’s liberation and the post-hippie revolution of the early 1970s, she believed she could do anything, be anyone. But all of that changed in the course of one horrifying night, when she was attacked and raped on the streets of Berkeley. Forget the big dreams—now, her only goal was to make sure what happened in California never happened again. Unable to walk alone, she adopted a gangly stray pup with biscuit-sized paws and named him Barney. But after Barney was attacked by another dog, he became extremely protective, making it difficult to have him around other dogs. So it became for Janice nearly impossible both to go out without Barney and to go anywhere with him. Then, after years of being a prisoner to her fear and Barney’s defensiveness, Janice risked taking Barney to a park near the Chesapeake Bay. There, she began a remarkable transformation that allowed her to step out of the self-imposed isolation that held her captive for three decades and into a world renewed with possibility.

Table of Contents

  1. October 1991 - Savannah Georgia
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. Chapter 1. October 2001
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Chapter 2. Fall 2001
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. Chapter 3. November 2001
  2. pp. 13-18
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  1. Chapter 4. The Southern Love Puppy
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. Chapter 5. Dr. Barney and Mr. Hyde
  2. pp. 27-32
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  1. Chapter 6. Winter 2002
  2. pp. 33-42
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  1. Chapter 7. The Four-Legged Crutch
  2. pp. 43-46
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  1. Chapter 8. March 2002
  2. pp. 47-50
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  1. Chapter 9. Spring 2002
  2. pp. 51-58
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  1. Chapter 10. Summer 2002
  2. pp. 59-66
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  1. Chapter 11. Random Acts
  2. pp. 67-74
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  1. Chapter 12. Fall 2002
  2. pp. 75-78
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  1. Chapter 13. Winter 2003
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. Chapter 14. Spring 2003
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. Chapter 15. Summer 2003
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. Chapter 16. Fall 2003
  2. pp. 101-106
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  1. Chapter 17. Melting
  2. pp. 107-110
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  1. Chapter 18. Winter 2004
  2. pp. 111-118
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  1. Chapter 19. Tuesdays in the Park
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  1. Chapter 20. Spring 2004
  2. pp. 123-128
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  1. Chapter 21. June 2004
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  1. Chapter 22. Summer 2004
  2. pp. 133-138
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  1. Chapter 23. Next Steps
  2. pp. 139-146
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  1. Chapter 24. Fall 2004
  2. pp. 147-152
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  1. Chapter 25. Smoke and Mirrors
  2. pp. 153-158
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  1. Chapter 26. Winter 2005
  2. pp. 159-164
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  1. Chapter 27. March Madness
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Chapter 28. Spring 2005
  2. pp. 171-180
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  1. Chapter 29. Third Wheel, Sixth Sense
  2. pp. 181-184
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  1. Chapter 30. Summer 2005
  2. pp. 185-190
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  1. Chapter 31. Fall 2005
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  1. Chapter 32. Going Back
  2. pp. 201-204
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  1. Chapter 33. November 2005
  2. pp. 205-212
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  1. Chapter 34. Winter 2006
  2. pp. 213-220
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  1. Chapter 35. February 2006
  2. pp. 221-226
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  1. Chapter 36. Spring 2006
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  1. Chapter 37. Summer 2006
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 237-238
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