How innocently I typed the closing words on yesterday’s blog: “I hope my next blog can be good news about Luna!” It was not to be.
Luna’s problem was finally diagnosed as an aggressive, softball sized gastrointestinal tumor, too large and embedded to be surgically removed. The very sympathetic vet told us she had a couple of days at best. By the time the examination was completed, Luna was very weak and in pain. We had her euthanized. I was in shock, as it had not crossed my mind when we took her to the vet that we would be coming home without her.
Luna has traveled with us since Day One of our full-timing life. She has never spent a night without one of us in Scoopy with her. She was amazingly well adapted to traveling, always ready to head outside at a new stop for a thorough exploration of the surroundings, but never straying far. It will be very strange to move on without her, our very cuddly and loving companion. Lots of tears flowing last night and this morning; she is sorely, sorely missed.
Luna and Odel were incredibly closely bonded. Here are some of my favorite photos of her – see how frequently she is cuddled up to her favorite companion.