Oh, wow! Where has the time gone? I have been so swamped with getting things done around here since I have been granted a few weeks off from work that I’ve hardly even touched the blog except to respond to comments and keep updated on the Facebook page that I failed to upload the post in celebration of Luna’s 11th birthday! Bad, bad dog Mom! Well, it’s a couple weeks late but here it goes.
It’s hard to believe that eleven years have passed since this little red brindle bundle we named Luna was blessed into our lives. She showed us the true and utter devotion in what the American Pit Bull Terrier truly stood for in life. She, even at her age, shows that zest and love of life even on the rare day that she is a bit stiff from over exerting herself in her quest for adventure.
She has been my guiding light in my darkest hour, the bearer of all things bright and beautiful and a whole gigantic portion of my heart that I didn’t know existed until I knew a young dog’s absolute and utter adoration. Luna has taught so many lessons and broken so many stereotypes that it’s hard to remember on many days that she is canine and not a small furry human being with all seeking wonderment in her eyes for whatever the day’s adventures may hold.
Without Luna, I wouldn’t have married my best friend. She helped cement that bond and because of it, we chose to marry on her birthday so that it would be a day that was always remembered even after she had long crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. She has been there with us through thick and thin while we fought to find ourselves and become what we are – with our large family of seven dogs.
Luna is a teacher and by far the best one I’ve ever known. She never judges and always is there ready to try something new. I truly don’t know what I or my husband would do without her. She is our foundation. She is our shelter from the storm of life and we are both blessed to celebrate another phenomenal year with her sharing our beds, couches and our hearts and hope to have many, many more years to come with our beloved little redhead and her never say never attitude.