Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Looney Tunes or Luna(tic). It all depends on the moment......

Luna is three years old today.  Here's her bio when she was first listed on the web.....

Hi! My name is Luna. I'm almost 1 year old (12/14) and a bundle of goofy teenage Border Collie. 
I didn't know much when I came to my foster home but I like these rule things. They make life so much 
I know how to sit and lie down and I'm learning how to wait for stuff and play fetch... My Favorite is the big red "egg" ball 
that I can herd around the yard. I LOVE going for a run now that I know what I'm supposed to do while 
I'm on the leash. 
Loud noises still startle me but that's getting better now that I don't have to be in charge of the pack anymore... 
And I would love to find my own home and family for the new year! 
Luna is not yet spayed (but will be before she's adopted). 
Luna will need a Border Collie savvy home with a strong leader. She is a sweet, sweet girl who will need continued guidance and 
training to be the best she can be. (and she has the potential to be anything -- learns and retains things SUPER fast) 
Luna would do best in a home with a patient older dog (she can be a bit pushy) but she's great with kids and 
seems to do just fine with my dog savvy cat. 
She still needs more work on her leash walking skills, but no longer barks at everything and only pulls a little. 
AND she's crate trained (handy thing), is house trained and, so far only chews on her chew toys (some times her towel). 
She's learning that meeting new people is a really great thing. 
Don't miss out on this fabulous girl! 
Luna was tested on sheep on 12/13 and showed fabulous natural talent. She tried her best to do every thing that was asked of her 
and then some. email for more on her test...:) 
Luna is an SPDR affiliated girl with a $150 adoption fee. She will be spayed, microchipped, and brought up to date on vaccinations before she is placed. Please fill out an application before contacting .........

I always get a bit of a laugh looking back through this.  Well especially at the first line where the word 'goofy' is used. If you only knew how many times we used the word goofy or goofball when talking to or about Luna.

There's quite a bit in that description that I'd have to change now if it was describing her currently.  Do I feel that we've failed her in some respects.  Well yeah, I think so.    Good with kids, um, no.  Maybe because it was something that we didn't work on after we got her.   There seemed so many other issues to work on that we never even thought about working on kid socialization, after all she was supposed to be good with kids.  But even a month or two after we got her, she was showing fear when little kids were coming towards us, or she could hear one crying.  She came from a family with two young kids and a tiny baby.  You can read whatever you want or don't want, into that.

There are still issues, but I won't bore you with all the details.  Strange men, people leaning over and staring her in the eyes, dogs staring at her, and Smudge could add a complaint or three as well.  Do I regret these last two years with Luna, well not a chance!  It's been one heck of a journey, and it still is, but.....she is such a goofball, and makes us laugh, and is so much fun, and is sometimes so frustrating......, I just couldn't imagine life without her.

So two years ago we made a scary, snowy, three hour trip down to Seattle with Jake, and two weeks after she was posted and four days before Christmas, we brought her home.
Here's some pictures of the big eared, big white nosed and footed, teenage Luna in the first week at our place.

Happy Birthday Looney Tunes!


  1. Happy Birthday beautiful Luna. I adore all dogs, but Border Collies hold a special place in my heart. My first and best ever friend was a Border Collie named Tippy. We shared our lives together for 15 years. They are a wonderful breed. Even with all her little idiosyncrasies, Luna is a great girl!!!

  2. Okay, I got teary eyed reading your post. Luna-tic and Krazy-Kilt. Two peas in a pod. My husband always has said,"If Kilt had wound up anywhere but here, she would have gone to a BC rescue!" It's never been BORING and she is my top dog when it comes to sheep and play time. Happy Birthday Luna!

  3. Yes, Luna is a great girl:) and gvmama, I said more than once in the early days, that many a family would have taken Luna BACK to the rescue.

  4. Happy Birthday Luna!!!!

    (hey, Darwin is from SPDR too :-) )

  5. Happy Brithday Luna! You were so gangly when you were young, but you've grown into a pretty lady! Happy Brithday once again!

  6. Happy Birthday Luna. Your one lucky girl to have such a great home.

  7. Awwww... Happy Birthday Luna.
    How cool she's from Seattle. I'm flying to Seattle to pick up my puppy next month. :)

  8. Lioness - Wow, that's quite a trip for you to pick up your puppy. I didn't realize they were so far away. I bet you're counting down the days!
    Actually I think Luna was only in Seattle for about a month as a foster. She originally came from Portland.

  9. Belated Happy Birthday to Luna! Three years old..you can still work on some of her issues..lots of treats if she is food driven..but if you are like us..they are what they are..Chance barks at cows and horses when he is in the car..it keeps him busy. He came from a family with many small children..he loves all kids..but babies crying makes him nervous and his ears go down and he hides..he must have been hollered at for being too friendly and then made a baby cry.
    Having a BC can be a real adventure...we laugh often too. Luna was lucky to find you:)

  10. Happy birthday to you, Luna! I hope you have your best year ever.

    Guess what? My mom person & I have created a blog, www.PetBlogsUnited.com, and we'd love it if you would come over and check it out.

    It's a great place for pet bloggers to find each other, and get an opportunity to be a featured blog!

    Nubbin wiggles,


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