Luna

October 24, 2015 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Sweet little Luna in 2009

Sweet little Luna in 2009

It’s time to officially say good-bye to my precious little Luna. Occasionally someone comes into your life and you know is has been a real blessing to have been a part of their life.  Luna was one of those pups.  From the minute I met her she stole my heart.

Waiting for me to carry her up the stairs, in 2009

Waiting for me to carry her up the stairs, in 2009

Luna had been struck with a crippling condition when she was quite young and thanks to her wonderful “mom & dad” she was fitted with prosthetics so she could lead a full and functional life. I will always remember her little tap, tap, tap as she walked through the room.  It was adorable.

With Luna and Reilly in 2011

With Luna and Reilly in 2011

 

Such a pretty girl, in 2012

Such a pretty girl, in 2012

Over the years of watching over her and her brother Reilly, I loved her more and more. She was a gentle soul, never getting upset about anything.  She was so patient while I put on her “shoes” as I  called them.  When it was time to have her afternoon snack, she would go to the pantry door and wait patiently for me to give her her dream bone.  Then off she would go to her bed to enjoy her snack.  Luna loved sleeping right next to me in bed.  She would snuggle up tucked under my arm and snooze away.

Reilly & Luna playing games, in 2013

Reilly & Luna playing games, in 2013

 

My favorite picture of Luna and Reilly, in 2013

My favorite picture of Luna and Reilly, in 2013

Her brother Reilly was always close by, watching over her. He loved cleaning her ears and Luna would just lay back, enjoying the bath.  They loved playing with their toys and “hide a treat” games together, or just basking in the sun.

Laying in the warm sun, in 2013

Laying in the warm sun, in 2013

Last year the family moved to a new home. They had only been there a few short months when Luna lost her sight.  But in true Luna fashion, she learned to navigate her new surroundings and got along just fine.

Snuggling up with the little ones, in 2014

Snuggling up with the little ones, in 2014

 

Reilly watching over Luna, in 2014

Reilly watching over Luna, in 2014

This last June I came to stay with Luna and Reilly and found Luna to be failing. She had lost a lot of weight, was pretty weak and wasn’t eating very well.  I knew we were going to lose her soon.  But she rallied and when I returned the first of this month, she was doing SO much better.  She was eating, exploring around the yard, and snuggling up to me just like always.  I was so happy to be able to spend those last days with that sweet girl.

My sweet Luna in June, 2015

My sweet Luna in June, 2015

Then just a week and a half later I got the call that she was gone. It breaks my heart that I will never hear that tap tap tap on the floor again.  Never see her sweet face again.  Never snuggle up to her again.  But her memory will live in my heart forever.

The last picture I took of my little girl, in October 2015

The last picture I took of my little girl, in October 2015

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