LUNA'S LOVE OF LIFE GIFTS


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WE ARE DEDICATING THIS WEBSITE TO OUR PRECIOUS LUNA GIRL!

Without warning cancer attacked our baby girl and took her away from us 4 months later!  She was only 6 years old.

My best friend and I shared an apartment together in 2005 -2008. That is when our Luna girl came into our lives. I became Aunt Linda and Cathy (my best friend) became mommy. Then there was Cathy's son, Mitch. Now, Mitch is Luna's "BOY". I couldn't even begin to covey into words the love relationship Luna and Mitch had for each other. Cathy's son Mike loves Luna too but tried to keep a distance because he was allergic to dogs. And Lou is Luna's daddy.

In May 2010, Cathy and Lou brought Harry home so Luna could have a playmate. He is a British Golden Retriever. He loves and misses his Luna girl so very much.

WE MUST FIND A CURE FOR CANCER!!

Our Luna girl was diagnosed with lymphoma at the end of April 2011. She was only 6 years old (In humans that would be a 40 yr old woman).

She went into remission for 7 weeks. The cancer came back attacking her skin. She had these ulcers popping up especially on her paws that it became very hard for her to walk.  Our vet put her on "rescue" protocol which is just a name for using a different combination of chemotherapy drugs when and if your dog stops responding to the first protocol used. Since cancer cells tend to adapt and become resistant to certain drugs after a while, a new combination of drugs can often help your dog get back into remission.

Luna only had a 20% chance that the drugs would work,  much less put her back in remission. But with all our friends and family praying for her and her wonderful vet, Luna went back into remission in July. We were all so very happy.  Everyone who loves Luna including her vet said how Luna doesn't act like a dog that has cancer.  Each week she had her chemo treatment, she was doing such an awesome job fighting this dreadful disease.

On August 19 of 2011, she had her chemo treatment and as usual she was doing great. On Sunday morning, August 21, 2011 she couldn't keep any food down. So she was brought to the vet that morning, was given a blood test to check if the cancer had come back. She showed no signs of the cancer coming back so Luna went back home. Mommy fed her mixture of chicken/rice to see if that would help with her vomiting.   Later that day our precious Luna became lethargic and went back to the vet. On the way there she died in her mommy's arms. Her vet said the cancer was so microscopic and was attacking her intestinal tract.

WE NEED TO FIND A CURE FOR THIS DREADED DISEASE.

Many times it comes without warning. Your loved ones are taken away from you in such a short time. It is also very deceiving, as we thought our Luna was beating the statistics when it came with no warning and took our beautiful Luna from us.

WE ARE ALL DEVASTATED AT HER PASSING!

But the cancer can never take away all the love we have in our hearts for her nor can it take away all the love we shared with her in her short life.