Wednesday, November 19, 2014
My apologies for posting a picture of this poor fish. We found him our Sunday walk and I had to take a picture for Luna. Luna was the queen of finding dead fish and then rolling on them. Yep, rolling on them!
She once found a dead fish on one of our walks through the neighborhood that a bird must have dropped for her. She was pleased as punch when she found it and of course she rolled all over it.
If she couldn't find any fish, she was just as happy to roll in bird poop (processed fish in her mind, I guess). At the park where we spotted this poor fishy, she once rolled in bird poop and was so covered in it that I wasn't sure how we were going to get her home. We don't live too far from the park, but I gagged the whole way home from the smell of her in the car. Needless to say, she got 5 baths that night.
If Luna would have been on our Sunday adventure with us, I know once she saw that fishy, she would have stopped, dropped and rolled!
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The recent full moons have reminded us that Luna is watching over us, but we sure have been missing this little lady recently. Her spunk and sass can simply not be replaced. Miss you Looney Toons!
Friday, September 26, 2014
Its hard to tell that Fall is coming in Florida, but the calendar is telling us otherwise. We always get mums in the Fall and this year we decided to plant them with Benny and Luna's flags. I can't wait until they are in full bloom!
Monday, August 11, 2014
Sunday brought another Super Moon and we made a point to get out with Henry and enjoy a walk illuminated by the rays of the moon. Unfortunately, there were lots of clouds so our view of the moon was a bit obstructed. We did manage to get a few good glimpses of the moon as it passed between the the clouds.
Today marks the one month anniversary of Luna's passing. Her presence in the house is sorely missed. We definitely miss her sass!
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Late last week, we got to bring Luna home. She now joins Benjamin, Sol and Lou C.
We made sure to put Benjamin's puffy with him and thought it would be fitting to put one of Luna's favorite chewy sticks with her. These are the chew treats that she would bark for each night. While I'm sure Luna appreciates our gesture, I know she is a bit perturbed we gave her a brown chewy stick. The red ones were her favorite. If we tried to give her any other color she would smell it and refuse to take the treat that was not of her liking with a look on her face that said, "Get the good stuff!" Inevitably we would crack and retrieve a red colored stick. She would then trot off happily into the living room to enjoy her treat.
So, Looney, I'm sorry this isn't a red chewy stick. But you ate all the red ones little one.
Monday, July 21, 2014
The day Luna passed there was a Super Moon. Given the sleepless night we had endured and the overall stress of the last few days we had no idea of the lunar event that was occurring that night. Our vet informed us. In the moments after Luna passed our vet broke the silence and profoundly said, "I think it is only fitting that there is a Super Moon tonight."
That night, shortly after the sun set, we leashed up Henry and took him on his first solo adventure. We got in the car and started driving to the beach. We stopped at a little park on the river just before you reach the beach. We walked with Henry to the water's edge and through the clouds we could see the moon shining brightly casting beams that were dancing on the water. La luna was shining bright and seemed bigger than life, just like our little Luna.
Monday, July 14, 2014
It is with a very heavy heart that I must share that Luna passed away on Friday morning. Looking back now, things started to take a turn for the worse on Wednesday afternoon. That is when we first noticed an increase in panting and uncomfortableness in Luna. We were able to get her to settle and sleep on Wednesday night. Early Thursday morning was OK, but around lunch time on Thursday things began to escalate. We gave her one the rescue shots that we had left from Benny and that made it so she could rest a bit. However, her breathing was not good even when she was "resting". In the wee hours of Friday morning her rescue shot began to wear off and her panting was increasing and her distress was becoming even greater. We gave her another rescue shot to hopefully give her some comfort until we could get to the vet on Friday morning. We went to the vet first thing on Friday morning to discuss what options, if any, we had. In our hearts we knew that Luna was telling us it was time, but we just wanted to make sure we didn't have any other options. Our vet confirmed our biggest fear. There were no other options and Luna was on the brink of respiratory failure. Not wanting her to suffer any longer we made the heart breaking decision to let her go.
At just 15lbs Luna was a small physical presence with a larger than life personality. She was feisty, loving and extremely loyal. Wherever her people were that is where you would find her.
I remember driving to South Florida to adopt Luna like it was yesterday. It is hard to believe that we are saying goodbye to this little girl so soon. Luna taught me a lot about toughness, overcoming adversity and making the most of what you got. She made a happy life out of the imperfect hand she was dealt. I am so thankful that I could to deal her a few cards and share in some her many adventures.
The loss of Luna alone leaves a gapping hole in hearts, but coming on the heels of saying goodbye to Benjamin everything is magnified. We are going to take a break from posting this week to help get our heads around the even newer normal we are experiencing here in the OBP house.
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