Some fun facts about my best pal.
Birthday: July 19, 2009
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Came From: A local rescue group. She was given as a gift to a young girl who wasn’t really interested in taking care of a little puppy. At five months of age, Luna was surrendered to rescue. I brought her home as a foster pup where she was a model of false advertising — perfect manners, no barking, ignoring the cats — so I adopted her after a couple of weeks. Her biggest selling point was that she was totally submissive, in a fun, spirited way, to Daisy, my dominating shepherd. They were great playmates for two years, until Daisy’s premature demise from hermangiosarcoma at the age of eight. Now Luna is a happy and spoiled only dog-child.
LIkes: Luna likes nearly everything but especially: Dairy Queen Pup Cups: car rides to get same (and to go anywhere, really); chasing after balls thrown by me, even with my feeble throwing arm; refusing to relinquish ball so I can throw it again; rolling in the grass, or snow, as the season dictates.
Dislikes: Nothing. Well, maybe the neighbor cat, judging from the barking the poor feline elicits when she prowls about her own yard, but I bet if she could catch it, Luna would just want to play.
Fears: Those little white flags that mark where the Invisible Fence is.
Personality traits: Silly. Happy. Playful. Did I mention Silly?
Educational level attained: Obedience I & II (passed) and Agility for Fun (Pretty much a fail. Did you know dogs can be afraid of heights?)
Hopes and Dreams: “That all the world’s doggies can someday live in peace and harmony.” (ed: Say, you know you’re not joining that pageant, right?) “Oh, right. Well, I’d like a diet of Solid Gold Tiny Tots (a chewy dog treat) and never to be told not to bark at the lawn mowing man again.”
Future plans: “I just really want to catch that cat. And maybe the lawn mowing man. That’s it for now!”