Sunday, December 18, 2011

Early Christmas Parties

"What is this doing on my pillow?"
It was another busy day for Luna.  Mike's family was celebrating Christmas early since everyone will be away for the holiday.  There was no way we were leaving Luna out of the loop so we packed up her gear and headed out for the party.  Luna was very nervous at first and had a hard time relaxing.  I spent most of my time sitting nearby so she could see or touch me.  If I got out of eyesight she would begin whining.  Maddie, the resident Golden Retriever, was very concerned when Luna cried and would come running from all corners of the house to check that she was OK.  What a good host.  After some time Luna settled down with her yogurt filled Kong and took a nap.

Next, we headed out to Mike's parents' house for Christmas part two.  Luna was very agitated here and would not settle down.  The specific reason for her acting up is unknown, but we guess that it was due to her desire to get up and follow people around.  She seemed upset every time someone left the living room.  I think seeing Amber was comforting for her, but also a reminder that she could not get up and follow her like she did a few weeks ago.

At one point, she stood up and refused to lie down so we just let her stand for a few minutes.  She even took a couple of steps which was great.  She probably stood for more than five minutes and was finally tired enough to lie down and take another nap.

Speaking of Luna's mobility, she is really progressing well.  She can now get herself up in to a stand and can take steps with her right feet.  Her left is weak and that is where we are focusing her physical therapy.  I think it is working because this evening she took a successful step with her back left leg!  Got to love progress.

8 comments:

Hiking Hounds said...

Yay, Luna!

What Remains Now said...

Good going, Luna!

houndstooth said...

No girl wants to be a wall flower at a party! I'm so glad to hear that Luna is recovering well and that she's making such great progress!

Declan said...

She's doing really really well. What a girl! Deccy x

Sue said...

Glad you got to celebrate with your family.

Great news about Luna. Keep up the good work.

Two Greyhound Town said...

She definitely wanted to be part of the party. I'm so glad to hear that she is taking a few steps. She will be taking off walking soon!

HoundDogMom said...

So glad to hear she is making progress. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

gyeong said...

I'm sure Luna was very happy to be able to go out with you guys. Love hearing about her awesome progress.