Luna, 1 1/2 years old, a miniature Dachshund, born July 31, 2019, passed away peacefully with her momma by her side on February 2, 2021. Her life was cut extremely short by a GI disease called Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE) due to Lymphangiectasia as well as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in which her little body couldn’t fight any longer.
And despite our best efforts to save our Luna baby through numerous vet trips, medications, special vet diets, homemade diets, trips to the Emergency Vet Services, and lastly a trip to Virginia Tech for an endoscopy to have part of her GI Biopsy, our Luna baby wasn’t responding to any treatment and stopped eating.
Luna was a very sweet and sassy girl who loved to play, go for walks, go car riding, eat, sleep and cuddle. Those cuddles with her were the best! She loved meeting new people. She was such a good girl. She loved to follow us around the house, especially if we were getting food — she was always waiting for us to drop a piece or give her a piece. She always greeted us at the door with her tail a-wagging and prancing up and down, excited to see her “hoomans” come through the door. She would even pout and whine if Jay or I went outside for something until we came back in. Everyone received all kinds of Luna lovings and she certainly gave us lovings too.
She was our little guard dog and would let us know if someone was at the door or outside, although she wouldn’t have hurt a fly. She might have been tiny but she was mighty and thought she was a big girly. She also enjoyed her two sister cats, Catbird and Sammy, who she always let them know she was the boss. We’d always find them taking naps together though or find Luna coming to the rescue when the cats decided to get in a play catfight. Luna would come between them barking to make them stop. She was so smart, silly, fun, full of energy, and her personality was just full of it. She was just so young. She was just a baby, my Luna baby.
I would like to express my gratitude to Dr. Karras at Cave Spring Vet for the compassion, care, and concern that he showed for Luna, for having her seen at Virginia Tech as quickly as he did, and also for being there for Luna and me when it was time to say goodbye. My gratitude to the doctors at Virginia Tech for everything they did for her as well.
Luna will be cremated by Oakey’s Pet Funeral Home. Luna will be greatly missed by all of us. It’s not going to be the same without her here!
I hope you are already making new doggie friends and eating all kinds of good stuff up there. We love you, sweet baby!