Lunar Kat


Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler
Picture of Lunar Kat, a female Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler

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Home:Adelaide, South Australia, Australia  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Lunie, luns

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
Ball games and any exercise, morning kisses and cuddles with mum,patrolling the yard

Pet-Peeves:
vet visits, taking tablets, baths, being brushed, birds in her backyard, tinned dog food, anyone hassling Copper Houdini (red heelers) adopted sister

Favorite Toy:
any ball (which usually end up in pieces) and her red heeler adopted sister Copper Houdini

Favorite Food:
roo mince or chicken mince, marrow bones

Favorite Walk:
O'Sullivans Dog Beach- Adelaide South Australia

Arrival Story:
Lunar was the puppy of a special dog, who's mum was bought to help a little boy and his speach problems. Lunars mum had a difficult time during her birth and her mum was taken to the vet with a dead puppy in the birth canal. The vet removed this and gave the dog some injection to clear any other problems up. The vet said that any other puppy born after this would be dead. But low and behold on the way home Lunar was born (not breathing) but with the help of her mum constantly licking and nugging her, Lunar is here today.Without the joy, love and devotion of Lunar - life would not be the same. Lunar was the first dog I owned since loosing my childhood pet (rusty) when I was 3.

Bio:
Lunar is extremely intelligent and energetic, she is not food driven but ball driven. She has outsmarted our vet numerous times in regards to tablet taking and bandage removal. Lunar can jump over 5ft from a sitting start, especially if frisbees are involved. She loves to snuggle or lie on her mum, especially during winter. Lunar and Copper work as a team when other dogs come to play - they naturally herd them. Lunar is the yang to Copper's (red heeler adopted sister) ying. They are opposites but balance each other perfectly.They feature in a web site http://www.heelersaustralia.com a site on information on Australian Cattle dogs.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 31st 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
24152


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A Bad Day at the Office - by Lunar Kat


"Life is Good" - Play hard - Lunar

January 29th 2005 3:14 pm
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I have been home for a while, and it has been good.

My knees have not been too bad, but like mum, my body does not like the metal crimps that are there on my second knee, so we have some drugs for this and we will look further into this in about 2 months, when my knee implant is stronger. Hopefully my body gets over this reaction.

Copper and I have been creating havoc in the small back yard and when we are allowed down to the big back yard, those birds know I am back. No birds in the back yard, how many times do I have to tell them, don't they know dog language or do I have to spell it out to them.

I'm a blue heeler, what do you expect, I adapt, I have a new style of running, and I can still beat Copper anytime, anyplace, much to mum's total horror.

Life is good, so is the couch - Play hard..... Lunar

 

Freedom - again - Christmas eve present

January 29th 2005 3:07 pm
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It's was christmas eve on a really hot day, and the vet, my Phil, said it' s time to go home and you don't have to come back.

So we rang mum, and she was here like a shot. We drove home to have a christmas eve BBQ - which is my favorite, mum has the eggs and onion and Copper and I get all the steak, I don't know how that works, but it does.

I played in the newly modified back yard. Mum had made the yard smaller for me, so that I can get fit again and not hurt my knee's by running around like a chook. She had build a new deck which was christened the "Lunar Deck".

Copper was sooooo glad to see me, she's back to kissing me (she could never stay mad at me) and follows me every where.

I think this was a good present for mum.

Now all I have to do is be sensible and not run around too much for a while, cut down on the bird chasing. Apparently ball and frisbee games are out. We have been playing some modified games with toys for some time, these games mum has worked out, so that I don't hurt my knees.

Sensible, you can take the knees away from the dog, but I hate to tell you I'm a blue heeler and we never say "die". I will be back.....

 

Surgery - it's a bummer

January 29th 2005 2:59 pm
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Well, I had done it again - blown the cruciate, I was really enjoying my time at home too, Copper was just so happy to see me, she is such a kissy dog, always kissing me, but when I came home, she was 10 times worse, she annoys me sometimes.

My vet suggested the standard knee surgery for this time, since I had already been in confinement for over 18 weeks on the TPLO and had only been out for a week and a half.

So off, under the knife again. Phil the senior vet, made sure I was well looked after, he came in on his day off to do the surgery, and my favorite nurse made sure I was fine and kept me company and safe during the surgery.

All went well, so back to the old routine - dropped off in the moring for day care and home at night. Really I did miss the chats during the day and all those tummy rubs.

I was only in for 2 days when young Copper came in, she was not well. They all said she had made herself sick worring about me. Apparently she missed me so much she made herself sick and was put on a drip and she stayed next to me for 4 days, until she felt better. I think she was mad at me, because mum brought her to say hello when she arrived and she just turned her back on me and she didn't even kiss me, so I kissed her.

Copper went home and I stayed for another 9 weeks.

 
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