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Nov 19, 2007 Kimberlyep
Luna! I love your funny face and serious expression. You look like you are trying out to be a "disapproving rabbit."
The picture where you are howling made me laugh out loud.
Thank goodness you found a home where you want to stay.
Bless you, good hearted owners for taking her in. :)
Nov 19, 2007 doggieaunt
Well, obviously, she kept "escaping" b/c she was looking for your and your family!!

She's enormously fabulous (and fabulously enormous)!
Nov 19, 2007 CO
If this picture doesn't say a thousand words I don't know what does! Luna is just too darn jimongeous in size and spirit from the sounds of it. And Astro looks so pleased to have Luna for a sister. Here's to many years of health, happiness, love and sloppy dog kisses with Luna!!!
Nov 19, 2007 Terry C
Oh, isn't she striking!

What an interesting mix.
Nov 19, 2007 Mummm
What a big huggy pooch. I love her expression!
Nov 19, 2007 yujismom
Luna is a big beautiful bodacious girl-thanks for making her life a happy one!
Nov 19, 2007 rexandbaby
Luna is very lucky that you came into her life!
Nov 19, 2007 Jeannie
What a beautiful pair! I am so glad you found each other.
Nov 19, 2007 rosy
Great picture--she is a real beauty!!!! Her brother isn't too shabby either! Best of luck and happiness!!!
Nov 19, 2007 bopeep
Luna apparently was not happy with her first family and then she found you. How wonderful that she has settled in so nicely and how great that Astro has taken to this lovely lady. Hugs and kisses to both.
Nov 19, 2007 Knate and Charlene
What a great beastie! She reminds me of Broderick Crawford(old character actor)with a bit of the Queen Mother thrown in. Biggg hugs and a nice ear scratch for Luna and Astro(a handsome dude, too!)
Nov 19, 2007 stellasmom
Very unique girl - I love the brindle markings, and her kitty stretch!
Nov 19, 2007 postiemayer
Oh my gosh, so hard to pick a fav photo! What a character Luna looks to be. Such exotic eyes too. Glad she is happy with her Lab friend and stays home now, She's just a big bundle of love!
Nov 19, 2007 LucyB
Looks like the mastiff genes won out in this beautiful big girl! Enjoy your happy family.
Nov 19, 2007 pooh91158
I love to see big dogs stretch! Luna is gorgeous! (Astro, too!) Love those eyes!!!
Nov 19, 2007 fourbaddogs
You know, she does look quite the matriarch - so serious. I'm betting that she gets quite "un-serious" when it's time to play with ol' Astro though - And Astro is quite handsome as well! I'm also betting someone in the family is an astronomer by the names chosen for these children. Beautiful babies you have there!
Nov 19, 2007 faintsfromcutedogs
Luna and Astro seem to be asking questions, and the answer is YES! We think you are adorable, sweet, lovely, loyal, and perfect. Enjoy your happy times together :)
Nov 19, 2007 puppypac
Now THAT, is a dog! What an impressive beastie you have there!
She is just gorgeous with the most "I see right through you" eyes.
Astro looks like a laid back cuddley kind of pup. Wonderful to have the two of them together. :-)
Nov 19, 2007 weaselsmom
OHHH- BFF- Best Friends Forever- What a great family you have.
Nov 19, 2007 Boo & Lucy's Mom
So glad that you rescued your friend there and brought her home to keep your other friend company. What a nice family you have!
I think that both dogs have great expressions!
Nov 19, 2007 pomtzu
They say that "big is beautiful" and I guess that applies to dogs too since she certainly is. You must have your hands full with both of them. They look like they are such good friends and company for each other.
BIG hugs to both of them.
Nov 19, 2007 BeckersUNC
AROOOO! You tell 'em, Luna. :)
Nov 19, 2007 Cheryl
This picture made me laugh out loud! I think she's fabulous!
Nov 19, 2007 Cheryl
And then there was this one ... also so funny and so sweet.
Nov 19, 2007 tla0126
I want to SQUEEZE her!
Nov 19, 2007 sylvanbliss
My heart is filled with pride and warmth on this cold, drizzly day! These are my beastie babies, Astro and Luna. I have the good fortune to spend all my days with them, we have a wonderful life together out here in the woods! Thanks for all the positive comments on this sweet and unusual being.

It was so difficult to sum up all the attributes I admire in my girl Luna. After I submitted this, I thought of so many things I wished I'd written. Like, how fun it is to be walking with her. She is the best at walking on leash, doesn't waste time sniffing, she's got a lot of ground to cover! While she's trotting along with her head held high, her little (silly) ears flop with each step. Dogs bark from their yards as we pass, she doesn't give them a look. She's got someplace to go! (even if it's just out the road 1.5 miles and back!)

Luna is as serious as she looks. It's only been recently that she's begun to actually play. Mustn't laugh or she'll stop. She loves to dance with you. Luna has appointed herself in charge of all the toys. If Astro is enjoying something too much, she'll come along and take it from him. She makes a neat stack on their big dog bed.

She's quite prey driven so the fact that our property is over run with squirrels and rabbits makes for good sport. I wrote ground hogs because I didn't think anyone would know what I was referring to if I said Mountain Beavers, which is what we actually have. Google those burrowing devils, they are so interesting! Luna will suddenly freeze mid-step, listening to something underground. She moves in super slow motion, each foot carefully placed in the previous foot's print. All the while, tilting her massive head, listening. Then all of the sudden....she pounces, digging like mad! No matter if it's in the lawn or flower bed. She's after a Mountian Beaver! Never got one.

Luna loves children. She was raised with little girls and I get the feeling she misses them. The family said she was a good pillow and they were right, she likes nothing more than a good snuggle and a snooze! Our neighbor's child became her biggest fan and stops every day on the way home from school to give Luna a hug. If Luna hears a baby crying, her forehead wrinkles and she tilts her head, until she can see it's alright.

It's those forehead wrinkles and silly ears that are so expressive. I've taken to smiling at her if she looks worried because she will then, mirror my expression. Drawing those lips back in a smile and softening her face. The best thing is when she lets out a sigh! You can be sure that she's relaxed and comfortable then!

Luna has many vocalizations. That's how she got her name, her howl sounds like she's saying Looooooona. Didn't hurt matters that it "went well" with our Astro. The stars and the moon. It was lots of fun the other evening when I watched a program on wolves with Luna. She doesn't normally watch the screen but the wolf pups yips and the howling adults kept her attention for the full hour! She likes it very much if you join in with her howls. Once a week, she howls a hello over the phone to my sister in Massachusetts...on cue.

Luna hates loud noises and sirens. If we're watching a movie with a thundering sound track, she'll excuse herself to the bedroom and lay in her crate 'till things settle down. She also doesn't like bad language. One word in particular, that is synonymous with poop, will send her running for her crate. She's my dignified girly-girl!

Thank you for featuring our lovely Luna! She has relished all the attention. (Astro too!)
Nov 19, 2007 sylvanbliss
woah, I didn't think it was that long...sorry! Just love to love the Luna!
Nov 19, 2007 littlesam
i love this dog to it is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so so so cutee!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 19, 2007 Doggymommy
Big stretch!!!!! I love it when a dog doesn't think anyone is watching and they a dog who is happy. Luna is very regal and looks like she knows she is the "Queen". Lots of hugs and kisses for Luna.
Nov 19, 2007 Geordie
That is a dog with a wicked expressive, complex face...she looks wise, among other things. I especially like the picture where Luna appears to be howling at her namesake, the moon!
Nov 20, 2007 lalamcgoo
I am in love with this regal beauty. Thanks Mom for writing more about her, I am welled up with tears reading how special she is. She knows she's the queen-I love it. Astro is a special baby too, you are truly blessed.
Nov 20, 2007 pfibak
Hi Astro! It's Chloe! Chloe from Paris in case you know many....

Sorry I'm a day late, I've been really busy here. My mom took me to lunch and for a long walk to the forest today. I've been dying to get home so she can check her emails and show me your pictures!
I do like you and it's too bad we live so far or I would have loved to play with you on the beach. That's my favorite thing to do in life I think. I haven't been to any beaches here yet, I don't even know if there are any.

Anyways, it was nice meeting you and finally seeing your pictures. Please say hi to Luna, she seems really sweet and nice and you guys look happy together so please don't break up with her because of me.... I am too far away anyhow. C'est un amour impossible...

Adieu from Paris,

Nov 20, 2007 snuh
we giggled at this picture of luna for a surprisingly long time. it just makes us happy to look at her go "arooo!"
Nov 21, 2007 DogMom
I could not pick my favorite -- but the giant cat stretch picture just made me smile sooo much. She is a lovely girlie girl!! I love the pics with handsome Astro as well. Her expressions are priceless -- she is a beauty -- enjoy....
Nov 23, 2007 sandi
I think Luna was escaping before because she was lonely and bored. Now she has her best friend Astro- so why run away. They are both beautiful dogs and it sounds like they have a great friendship. It sounds like they wear each other out- so who has the energy to escape :? I hope they have many wonderful years together
Nov 27, 2007 jillieorama
Luna is beautiful. Thank you for rescuing her and sharing this story!
Mar 29, 2008 gryffindor1971
cool looking dog! Thanks for sharing her with us... I want to steal her! heh heh heh... I have a soft spot for Mastiffs...
Mar 31, 2008 denawolves
Awesome Babies- you are so very lucky! Love the postscript- I'm picturing those old cartoons with Bugs Bunny on tippy toes and the high pitch piano sounds as she chases the mountain beavers- I hope you have that on video!
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