Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Today is pretty special for our little family.

1 Year Ago:
My childhood friend, Nick, moved from West Virginia to New York City and needed a place to live while he searched for an apartment.  Today, we are lucky to spend New Year's Eve with Nick again, but this time he brought his boyfriend, Chris, and their standard poodle, Nigel.  Luna is enjoying the company and having a very polite doggy friend to help ring in the new year.  (Will they share a kiss at midnight?)
Nigel looking handsome. 
6 Months Ago:
Mike and I adopted Luna.  We are so happy that we have her and can't believe that only 6 months have gone by.  It feels like Luna has been a part of our family forever.
Our brown eyed girl.
1 Month Ago:
Luna's accident was exactly four weeks ago.  This past month has been a really crazy emotional roller coaster.  We've gone from thinking we would lose her to seeing her walking and enjoying more adventures.  To show how much she has improved, here is a video from yesterday's physical therapy session.  Notice that all four feet are placing well, but the left side is slow.  We've got some more work to do to get her back to 100%, but we are well on our way.

2011 will definitely be a year we will remember.  Who knows what 2012 has in store for us, but we hope it is a year of happy (and healthy) memories.  Happy New Year!

8 comments:

houndstooth said...

I'm still so happy for you and Luna that she's recovered so well!

I'd be drooling to get a picture of that stunning white poodle with my beautiful black dog! Yes, it's sad, but true, I see the world in photo opportunities now.

I hope you have a lovely New Year's Eve and a wonderful and prosperous 2012!

Two Greyhound Town said...

Happy New Year! It's so nice to see Luna walking. I think it's remarkable to see how much she has improved in just a short time.

Hiking Hounds said...

Luna is really looking great! It's amazing how much she has improved. I predict she will be sharing a few special kisses at midnight. ;-) Happy New Year!

verobirdie said...

So glad Luna is doing well.
I wish you and the ones you love a happy new year.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

That's so wonderful to see Luna moving well. I hope she got her New Year's kiss from the lovely Nigel and that she continues to improve quickly until she's leaping and bounding again:) Happy New Year.

Sue said...

What a vast improvement.

So glad you had friends to see the New Year in with.

gyeong said...

Bet Luna is happy that her legs are actually doing what she tells them to. Love to see poodles in their full coat.

What Remains Now said...

Luna is all our miracle. I appreciate that you let us share Luna's experience from accident to recovery. Paws crossed for 100%. Wishing you all a very happy New Year!