I recently started fostering kittens and have shared some of the beautiful little fluff balls with you. I updated YouTube with my most recent batch and when I brought them in for a check up I noticed a dog in the back with a “foster home needed” sign on her cage:
We all know how weak I am. I immediately inquired about her and took her home with me.
Luna the foster dog appears to be some sort of poodle mix and my guess is that she has a little Bichon Frise in her. She is absolutely a perfect little joy.
Here is the update I shared on YouTube about her:
Long story short, she was brought here from California due to overcrowding in their shelters. She was adopted within a week of being at our shelter, but her new owners returned her because as it turns out, Luna has seizures.
I have a bad habit of thinking people are lying so of course on my first night with Luna she was perfection and I thought her previous owners must have been confused. She wasn’t having seizures, she was probably just an intense dreamer!
But then the second night happened and as it turns our her previous owners are not liars. And I do not fault them for returning her. Adopting a dog with medical needs is a lot. Not only is it a helpless feeling watching her shake and rattle, but it’s quite a commitment to adopt a dog that might ultimately have a shorter life expectancy and medical expenses you are not prepared for.
After her seizures, Luna jogs around aimlessly in what I can only describe as a drunken state. She bumps into walls, does not seem to recognize us, loses function of her legs and sometimes collapses into another seizure. It is difficult to watch, but I’ll be honest, I’ve witnessed four now and it has gotten a little easier. I sort of just go into medic mode now and do what I can (which is not much).
The vet at our shelter does not want her to seizure more than 3-4 times a year. I’m assuming she has had many more than that since I have personally witnessed four in the short time she has been with us. We are looking to change her medication now and once the shelter has a better idea of what they are working with, they will be able to better educate her next adopters.
Luna meets all of my “best dog” criteria. She pines for affections and hops around on her hind legs for treats. She quietly follows me all over the house and nestles up near me at all times. She gets along with other animals, she doesn’t give our cat a second thought, and she is submissively interested in the kittens. Maybe if she lays nicely on her back they will come closer. ;)
Which leads me to my next question…DO YOU WANT TO ADOPT LUNA!?