Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Christmas Miracle

Mike and I were away on vacation this past weekend and left Luna with fellow greyhound enthusiast, Mary Pat.  She has three other greyhounds to keep Luna company (Opal, Emerald, and Tanzanite).  We were very nervous leaving Luna because we didn't want her to be a burden, but our fears were quickly put to rest when we received a phone call the night we dropped her off.  "I just wanted to let you know that she has been walking around the house unassisted for a few hours."  This was just the start of our Christmas miracle.

Every time I called to check in we had another fantastic report on Luna's progress.  First, she was walking around unassisted.  Then, she was trotting with the other greyhounds.  By the end of the weekend she was basically a normal dog with a funny gait.  She can now do a slow run, go up and down the stairs (but she is very nervous about them), and walk outside for her potty time.  The best part is her helicopter tail has returned which makes us so happy.

It is amazing that we dropped off a dog that could barely move and in just five days we picked up a totally different dog.  I really think that the other greyhounds inspired Luna to get up and move.  They helped her forget her limitations so she was eager to keep up with the pack.  We will definitely need to visit again so she can hang with her buddies.

A big "thank you" to Mary Pat and her loving pack for taking such great care of Luna.  We can't imagine a better place for her to stay.  Below is a video Mary Pat took of Luna.  Notice that everyone is relaxing, but Luna won't let anyone rest because she's got places to go.

  video

12 comments:

houndstooth said...

I'm so happy for you and Luna! I'm guessing that the other hounds were a big motivator for her, and possibly being in a different place away from home helped, too. She looks fantastic,and definitely sassy! lol

HoundDogMom said...

Wonderful news about Luna. I have to agree with Houndstooth, sometimes a change will do them good. I am sure the other greyhounds encouraged her. I think they are a lot like kids, they know when they can pull the wool over our eyes for sympathy. Glad she is doing so good. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

Two Greyhound Town said...

I've been thinking about Luna since your lost post and wondered how she was doing. I bet the other dogs were a huge encouragement to her. She definitely gave you the best Christmas present! Will she still go to therapy?

Hiking Hounds said...

Wow, that is amazing! She looks great and definitely ready to go. What a good girl!

Sue said...

Luna sure looked happy with that rotating tail:)

So glad she is doing so well.

verobirdie said...

I lovr such good news! Congratulations to all

gyeong said...

What a sassy little girl. Amazing progress. Is this her way of telling you she wants a brother/sister? :)

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie said...

That is fantastic news!!

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda, Brutus & Ellie

terriknits said...

how awesome! Lovely to see her up and about and -sassy-!

What Remains Now said...

This is just the best news. A true Christmas miracle. Loved seeing Luna trying to get everyone up and movin', and I could see the helicopter tail in full rotation.

christina said...

Thanks so much for keeping us updated, it is such a privilege to follow Luna's story. Her recovery is nothing less than inspirational. Go Team Luna!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

It's wonderful that you were able to go away and quickly relax knowing Luna was doing so well on her holiday too:) It sure sounds like being with her buddies was a great help to getting her out of her 'comfort' zone and finding out she is capable of doing more and more. What a lovely Christmas present for you to come home and find her so much more mobile. Love the helicopter tail and conversation:) Happy New Year and looking forward to more videos and stories of Luna's recovery.