Luna #7 Chocolate Labrador Retriever Female 4 Years Old ID#3306

Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Luna is a the pretty chocolate momma who got her rescue ride off a breeder farm. She did spend her first year of life living in a house with a family, but was given to a Mennonite breeder when she got too big for that family. She only had one litter on the farm.  Please read her blog from the bottom up to learn more about her.

May 22, 2023

I’m back with an update on Luna! Luna got spayed on Friday and was mostly out of it the whole night. As soon as we got into the house she ran right into her crate and curled up in the back into a ball. She whined and cried most of the night and magically was able to get the kong collar and her regular collar off.Chocolate Labrador RetrieverThankfully she didn’t mess with her incision at all! She wasn’t a happy camper when I had to put the giant plastic e collar on her overnight but it’s the only one she doesn’t manage to get off so when I can’t watch her overnight or if I run out she has to go in that one. I ordered her a surgery shirt and we’re trying that out today, she seems in much better spirits about the shirt compared to the e collars!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverThe surgery has definitely kept her down for the count, she barely comes out of her crate and she hasn’t been eating. I’ve tried wet food, baby food, chicken and rice, treats and cheese but she’s just uninterested. The vet did say the combination of the pain meds and her meds for Lyme could make her feel pretty crappy so I’m not surprised she’s not really eating and thankfully her pain meds ended last night! I was very thankful this morning she was willing to scarf down a can of wet food which I will happily take as she hasn’t had anything since Thursday night! Now I just gotta get her back into eating her kibble and we’ll be all set!

Otherwise, she is learning to take the sights and sounds of the city less to heart. Before the slightest noise from outside she would bark but her bark sounds more like a hounds howl then anything. She’s quickly learning from Remi and Gunner when a bark is necessary and when sounds can be ignored! She received her care package and all of the treats and toys and now thinks every package that comes is also for her! She gives you little nudges and boops with her nose to get her head in to see what you got and if it’s not for her she fully expects you to let her and show her some love! I’m hoping she snaps out of her surgery funk soon! I’ll be back with more updates as she starts to feel better and move around more!

May 18, 2023

Hi all back with a day/night 3 update! Luna continues to be the rockstar that she is in terms of house training and crate training! She still is doing all of her business in the yard and sleeping soundly in the crate at night without making a peep!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverYesterday was day 3 with me and she certainly came out of her shell much more! She was seeking out interaction with resident pups Remi and Gunner and didn’t growl at all. She started playing with the toys a lot and even stealing them from my two resident pups. We spent a good chunk of the morning in the back yard relaxing and she took the time to scope out her favorite chair! We then did some people watching as some of the neighbors were out and about in their yards so she can get used to some of the sights and sounds of city life.Chocolate Labrador RetrieverChocolate Labrador RetrieverChocolate Labrador RetrieverShe has been mimicking Remi with toys and just grabbing one and walking around the house with it in her mouth all day. She is very much a velcro pup and wants to be with her people. She spends every moment mostly by my side and has the cutest little head nudge that she does to your arm to get you to pet her. Her favorite place is currently sitting right by my side on the couch!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverWe did end up having to go back to vet in the afternoon because I noticed she was drinking excessively. They checked her blood work and luckily everything came back good so she will be on medication to treat the Lyme for the next 30 days. She was definitely really stressed out at the vet but I think it was all just still new to her. She goes tomorrow to get spayed so I will update you all on how she’s doing after!

May 16, 2023

Hi all back with night 2 update on Luna! Luna is such a sweetheart and gentle dog despite being 93 lbs of pure unknown strength!! She is super strong but doesn’t quite realize it so she will certainly need some help with leash walking and some manners but she truly is amazing so far! She slept soundly in her crate all night without a peep and actually voluntarily went in there and chose her time in there! Easiest crate training I’ve ever experienced in my life!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverShe also has done all of her business outside in the yard and hasn’t had any accidents at all, yay Luna!!! I can tell she is still super stressed and everything is new to her. In the yard she tries to run right back in the house or chooses to come stand next to me, she has the lab lean down pat! She’s still learning to take in the sights and sounds of city life!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverWhen we’re in the house most of the day she is still choosing to stay in her crate but she did come out from time to time today. She was very interested in Remi and Gunner when they were playing and even started to play with a few toys herself. I could tell she was a little more stressed around Remi than Gunner so I’ve been limiting their time together so she can decompress. She certainly lets Remi know when she’s over it with little growls. She showed much more interest in the resident cat today but was scared off when he turned around and stood up to her, she got wide eyed and ran right for me.Chocolate Labrador Retriever Chocolate Labrador RetrieverShe seems to be very much a velcro dog as when she is out of her crate she has to be right next to me either on the couch or leaning against me while she’s sitting on the floor. She has started to explore more including my countertops but the good news is she has taken correction very well when I say no or say Luna over here to redirect her. I do believe as she continues to decompress and come out of her shell she will blossom and make a family very lucky to adopt her!!

May 15, 2023

Luna was sprung from the farm today with her daughter Nickle! She has been a rockstar for me all day! She was picked up this afternoon and got in the car with a little help. She settled very quickly in the car though she certainly had to be strapped into her seatbelt otherwise she would have gladly climbed up into the front seat next to me! She did rest her head occasionally on the center console as well throughout our various trips today!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverOur first stop was to the Pet Supplies Plus to get a much need bath! She was pretty nervous for the bath but she was very gentle and sat patiently while I washed her without any problems. Naturally she was afraid of the blow dryer so we opted for a towel dry which she was very grateful for! After her bath she climbed right back into the car herself and we went to the vet for our next stop for her shots and vet check. Unfortunately there were a few emergencies that came in so a usual quick visit turned into a 3 hours wait.Chocolate Labrador RetrieverLuna was pretty stressed out and started reacting to the dogs that were coming into the vet. I took her outside and put her back in the car and we waited in the car until it was our turn.She was the sweetest thing at the vet!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverShe is super smart too, she got right up on the scale and weighs a whopping 93lbs but the vet said for her build she’s perfect! She let the vet do his thing and got all of her necessary shots. She did come back Lyme positive but she seems to be asymptomatic so the vet said to monitor her for Lyme symptoms/flare ups. Other than that the vet said she looked amazing for being a farm dog and just pulled which I agree she is a gorgeous dog!!Chocolate Labrador RetrieverAfter the vet we went home and Luna was such a good girl and did all her business in the yard! She met the resident cat since he was waiting at the door and she was completely unfazed by him. Sniffed a few times and walked away. I didn’t want to further stress her so I opened up her crate and before I could even grab a treat to coax her she ran right in and settled down. About an hour later she seemed like she was interested in resident pups Remi and Gunner so I let them all get a few sniffs so they would all settle down but she is still pretty stressed out so she is relaxing for now in her crate. I’ll update some more tomorrow as tonight is going to be a decompression night for her to just relax and settle in!

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