Ruff Ruff! My name is Luna
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Rescue Group: United Yorkie Rescue - FL - West Palm Beach - Kari Juul
|Breed:||Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Puppy|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||10-052|
FIRST PHOTO COURTESY OF LIBBY VOLGYES/THE PALM BEACH POST
UPDATED BIO 09/13/2010: Luna here! I am a 1 year old Yorkie mix girlie who weighs 4 lbs and is being fostered in Boynton Beach, FL. I had an exciting and very busy time last week. First, I went to the eye Dogtor who is evaluating my eyes (because I am blind). He told me my eyes are fine. The reason I am blind is because I suffered some kind of head trauma. The swelling in my brain is the problem. Now, we're all very hopeful that because I can now walk straight without any wobbly-ness, that MAYBE my vision will improve too. My regular vet saw me too, and she was so happy for me that I can walk well now and that I definitely know my FM.
Then, I went to see a doggy photographer and had my picture taken for the newspaper so that everyone can see how beautiful I am. I am having such a good time in my new Foster Home. I get plenty to eat and drink and I now love to have FM come and pick me up. I am even getting to be fearless of my furfriends here. I sat in FM's lap and let her kiss me and hug me before I wanted to get down. I love when she takes me places in the car so I can just sit on her lap and get to really really know her. I'm not crazy about my puppy Fursister because she always wants to play with me. Sometimes I show her my teeth because I'm skeered. I know everyplace in my new house without my eyes (us blind dogs "map" homes so that we always know where we are.... Actually, vision is the least important sense for a doggy.... Yup, it's true. Believe me, after a couple of days with me, you'll even swear I can see you!) Once I learn to go potty on the wee wee pad I will have it all down.
I sleep all night and only bark when my furfriends are running around the house and playing too loud. I can smell dinner coming and run in the kitchen for mine. I am still thinking I might like to be an only dog but things can change as time goes by. I will let you know. P.S. my face is shaved right now, but once it grows in, I will look waaaay more like a yorkie girl!
UPDATED BIO 09/04/2010: MEET LUNA! She is an adorable 13 month old 4.2# maltese yorkie mix (a morkie!); she is being fostered in Boynton Beach, FL. Below is what Luna had to say recently:
Hi, Luna here. I am now with my new (and last) Foster Mom until someone gives me a forever home. I have been here only 2 days and FM thinks I am doing very well. She kept me in an x-pen for 24 hours so that all the other furbabies could learn that I am blind and I need a few days to 'map' my new house. On my second day in my new foster home, FM gave me a new place to stay, and it is in the room with the family. I have my own house with no door so I can get in and out when I want to. I have examined the kitchen and found a great place under the table to rest; I know where the bedroom and hall are, and I have also found the closets. My very own bowl of water is in my house and that’s wheres that I am the cutest dog you would every want to see. I wagged my tail once when I heard FM coming (this was very special for FM and made her smile), and I am no longer running away when I hear her footsteps coming my way. I am going to the eye dogtor next week to see why I am blind and if I can be fixed. I walk a little wobbly still, but I get around just fine. I don’t know when I will be ready for a forever home, but whoever gets me will be very lucky FM says.
If I am able to have surgery to fix my eyes, it will be very expensive and I will take awhile to heal. If any of you are my angels out there, and would like to donate to my medical bills, UYR would be very grateful, and so will I because it will cost lots and lots of dollars. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Luna's small size and her blindness, she will be adopted only to an adult household - no children, please.
INITIAL BIO 09/01/2010: MEET LUNA! She is an adorable 13 month old 4.2# maltese yorkie mix (a morkie!); she is being fostered in Boynton Beach, FL. Luna was surrendered by her owners who could no longer care for her. She was badly matted and needs to go to the doggie spa for a good grooming - she will be even more adorable than she is now! Sadly, Luna had an unfortunate accident which has left her completely blind; her gait is also a little ataxic (meaning she has a wobbly or staggering gait), but she gets around just fine and loves to play with toys. At this time, we don't know what is causing her blindness - the doggie doctor could not determine if her blindness is congenital or due to an accident, or if it can even be corrected. But Luna will make a lovely little companion to the right family; please check this site frequently for updates on little Luna as her Foster Mom gets to know her a little better. PLEASE NOTE: Due to Luna's small size and her blindness, she will be adopted only to an adult household - no children, please.
Also, Luna's face was shaved because of the matting she had on her face. We will be letting that grow out.