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The Adventures of Miss Luna bio picture

About Kaya and Luna

To be revised - Kaya is no longer with us.

Welcome to our photo blog! I'm Kaya, a two year old fawn Great Dane who lives in Australia. I have a sidekick (ok, sister) called Luna. Luna is a Great Dane too, coloured blue (the trendy name for grey) and one year old (nearly one and a half, she reminds me) and used to try and be a show dog. Now she does agility instead!

My special talent is modelling. I get lots of practice because our Mum is a dog photographer, so whenever she doesn't have other dogs to take photos of, she practices on us. I'm very talented at modelling and Luna is well, not quite so talented. She does try though.

We get to do lots of different things with our Mum and Dad - going to the beach is a definite favourite. We love sharing our many adventures with the world through our blog. Oh and we also love receiving comments - hope to hear from you soon!

Some Photos

First of all, I just wanted to thank each and every person or ‘pack’ who has left comments and sent me messages and emails. I would love to reply to you all individually but right now I just need some time. Your messages have been beautiful, heart-wrenching, uplifting and sad all at once and I thank you for making us feel not so alone in this.

I thought I would share some photos of Miss Kaya from Wednesday. This was before she was officially diagnosed. So please, enjoy our beautiful girl in all her ‘Kaya-ness’.

I’ve posted these photos now (sooner than I thought I would be able to), to aid in the healing process. I want to be able to remember her as she was in life – my funny, smart, clever, delightfully vain but always beautiful and such a confident girl. Love you Kaya!

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I love her ears, so expressive.

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And the wrinkles on her forehead.


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I loved her long supermodel legs.

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Her favourite stick of the month.


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Her ears again.

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More bits of her that I love.

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Watching over the fence for kiddies walking past who gave her pats.


Just hanging out with sister Luna.



Such a good model, my muse.

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A favourite pastime, munching on little squeaky toys.

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Playing with Luna. These are blurry and I wouldn’t normally post them but I think they give a good picture of these two at play.






My funny girl, she was a bit concerned at the beeping noise the timer on the camera made!



elaine eddinger - I didn't expect to see a post this soon. As I said on my last comment, I'm so very sorry. The picture of the two of you is adorable, and the action photos are amazing. I hope you and your husband are well, and I hope poor Luna is doing alright. I bet you guys are giving her lots of love. Sending kind thoughts your way...

Ahliah - Thank you Charlotte!

Kirsten - I'm so glad you have posted these! Kaya will continue to live on through you, Luna and everyone Kaya touched through this blog. Extra hugs to Luna who must be a little confused and lonely. Take care, Kirsten (from the States)

Val - What a wonderful life Kaya had with your family Charlotte - her vital personality will live forever in the photos you kindly share with us. Give Luna a hug for us as life must be so confusing for her right now. The Spotswood Mexicans send good vibes your way.

Val W. - My condolences. I miss her so much - as if she was my own. My keyboard is covered in tears. Please rest assured that Kaya is being well looked after by my boys - Tubbs (85lb Irish Wolfhound/Bearded Collie); Donee (25lb American Eskimo); Alex (60lb Border Collie) and last but not least, the fiercest protector of them all, Sparky (40lb Terrier Cross). She will be escorted to all the best sticks, squeakies and beaches! My boys are still sadly missed (we lost all 4 of them within a 3 year period - we had to move because I couldn't stay in that house anymore without them). My love & hugs to you all but especially to Luna. Take care of each other!

Lisa - I love the photo of Kaya and Luna hanging out together. And the one of the two of you. What a great memory that will be. Thank you for sharing these.

Buster - Oh, not Kaya! So, sorry! I've followed Kaya since her "Daily Puppy" debut. Always something to look forward to, and checked daily to see new pics of dogs behaving great! Thanks for wonderful uplifting pictures. I am so sorry for your loss!

Judy - My deepest condolences to your family. It's amazing how many lives Kaya touched. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful girls with us--and for giving words to their voices.

Cheryl - I have never cried so hard in my life, I sobbed for two hours straight. Ahhh, she was so beautiful and such a good sister. My thoughts are with you and your sweet little family. My heart is broken, as I am sure yours is...

GSD Adventures - Kaya was so beautiful. We are so sorry. --Pruett and Daphne

Amber - Beautiful dogs. So sorry for your loss. Sending you love from our animal family, Izzy, the lab, Clara, Lucy, and Clyde, the cats.

Stephanie - Charlotte. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I fell in love with Kaya through your blogs and can only imagine how much she meant to you. Cherish all the memories you have had with her and know that she is looking down on you smiling. She is for sure running around up there with my Paco. He will keep her company. Sending you and Luna warm hugs from afar -Steph

sarah - i'm SOO sorry for your loss. i can't even image what you're going through right now. these photos are beautiful.....stay strong!

Painter Pack - It is obvious that she was loved. To find such unconditional love and happiness is all we can ask for in this life. I hope Luna is doing ok. Painter Pack

Maria Carey - Oh Charlotte, I am so sorry about Kaya..such a beautiful Dane! I was in your shoes just last summer and it is so painful; my heart goes to you. May you find peace and happiness in your beautiful photos and memories of her. Take good care

Bev - Though words can't do much to quell the pain at times like this, I hope there is comfort in knowing we understand your grief and grieve with you at the loss of your family member. Your photo memorial is beautiful.

rocky - w00f's, what a beautiful girl she was...i lost my girl last march, its soooo hard...i love that last picture....ur in our thoughts and prayers.. b safe, ~rocky and company~

Shannon - Charlotte, I have been reading about Kaya since she was on the Daily Puppy...I have a little boy dog (a pekingese/terrier) that was born around the same time as she...he was diagnosed with epilepsy about a year ago. I have always worried that this seizure would be his last. I am so sorry for your's hard to believe that such a "thing" could take away our babies so early in life...I'm so sorry.

asta - I'm sad to say, I never saw Kaya before today..I came by to give you my love and try to say something comforiting..there are no words I can think of..what a beautiful , sweet , elegant girl Kaya was..she will always be with you in your heart. Your love for her is with her still and someday I believe you'll meet again love Ami , smoochie kisses from Asta

Jim Poor - I'm so sorry for your loss, yet glad that you gave Kaya such a beautiful life while she was here. I'm sure our Sam will be trying to herd her around the Rainbow Bridge while they wait for us. Best, Jim

leesia - i am so sorry for your loss...all these images are so vibrant and beautiful and i know she had the best possible life with your family...i'm glad to hear she spent her last days doing all her favorite things. our thoughts are with you in this tough time.

Jenny - Charlotte, I hope you are all doing okay, I know your heart is aching and the loss is so deep right now. I am looking back at all the pictures and smiling through my tears and her beauty and her whit. The picture above with her wrinkles, seeing the look on her face as she looks down at Luna, I can just hear her wondering what Luna is doing. So many funny comments come to mind that she could be thinking. Keep the pictures close and the memories flowing. They will help you. I want to thank you again so much for you blogs and for sharing your babies with us. There were so many times when I was having a bad day that your beautiful girls would bring a smile to my face. You are a wonderful mom to these girls. Give Luna a big hug for all of us.

april - I'm so very sorry for your loss Charlotte. I lost my very first dog 3.5yrs ago and the pain is still very deep. I hope the memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Brandi - I am so sorry for your loss. I love each of my animals as my children, as I can tell you do as well. Virtual hugs from a stranger across the ocean. <3

Haley Poulos - I am so sorry for your loss. I know the words don't resonate, but please just know that a stranger is thinking about you and sending you strength during this difficult time. Your beautiful memories will live in your heart forever.

Francie - Oh Charlotte, though we live thousands of miles apart, I feel I have had the privilege to be a guest in your home and your life this past year through your wonderful photos and dialogue from my 4 legged friends of Kaya and Luna. They are our children and we will all grieve but she will be so alive for us through the wonderful chronicle of her life you have created. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know. A virtual hug for you and Luna, keep her close because I am sure she is lost without her. Feel all of our hugs across the world for you all.

Honey the Great Dane - Oh my God - I only just heard the news today from Boxen and Bella's awful!!! I just don't know what to say! I had just been thinking of popping by again to see what Kaya and Luna were up to and now this...!!! Although we only knew Kaya for a short time - it was a wonderful time and we will never forget what a special girl she was. We are so, so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort from the beautiful photos (& memories) you have of her. We shall remember her and cherish her memory. You are in our thoughts - Hsin-Yi, Paul and Honey the Great Dane

Marsha Latham - I've been following Kaya's (and then Luna's) progress since Kaya was featured on Daily Puppy. She was an awesome dog and I know your hearts are broken. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Jeanette - Sending you a big cyber hug and my deepest sympathies I am so sorry for you loss. The photos are beautiful and so wonderful to see that she spent her last days doing all the things she enjoyed and surrounded by everyone who loves her.

Mariann - I know exactly how you feel because I lost my dog (read my child)just over 2 years ago. He was 14,5 years old black poodle and he had also cancer but in the liver. It was the most difficult thing I have ever had to do, I had to make a decision to let him go. I still regret this decision although I know I helped him. Some say the hardest thing is to forgive yourself. It took me a year and a half to start feeling better, it's different for everyone and I hope you get over it a little bit quicker than me. As I write this it still brings tears to my eyes. Your dog was lovely and from the pictures I can see that she enjoyed life to the fullest! You have to remember her as a precious gift that was given to you. I am sure she changed your life and made you happy! My deepest sympathies!

Deb - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Whether the are with us a mere two years or twenty; it's never quite long enough. "If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever."

Els - I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts go out to you and Luna.

Brooke Mayo - She is sooo funny, cute, adorable, silly.... I know you'r heart is in pieces, I'm sending sooo much love and many many smiles!!

Bernadette - You girl was just beautiful, and your memorial of her is wonderful and so incredibly touching. Just know that your sweet baby had fans around the world, and that we are all thinking of you and your family in your time of loss. Sending you sympathy and hugs from the US-xoxo

Jill - I'm so sorry about your loss. Dogs make this world a better place.

Joey - I came over from Gus and Waldo's. I'm so very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful girl - and such gorgeous pictures. Joey

Heather Ogg - So sorry for your loss Charlotte. It's good that you have such wonderful photos of your beautiful Kaya to remember her by. I am sure she was one lucky and loved dog. Take care.

Kristen - You don't know me but I'm a frequenter of the Cowbelly Photography blog and she linked to yours today - I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful Kaya. She was gorgeous and looks like she was a ton of fun. My condolences to Luna as well :( You are a wonderful photographer - you are lucky to have such great pictures to remember your girl by.

Claire - oh charlotte, i was so saddened to hear about kaya. it was easy to see from your blog how much you adored her, and while her time came far too early, ultimately she was such a lucky, lucky dog to have you and luna. i hope having luna by your side now helps to heal kaya's absence, but i know you'll never forget her, either.

Velia - I'm so sorry about your loss.

Mattie's Mom and Dad - Charlotte - we all too well understand the loss of your special child. An amazing connection is a blessing. The love and closeness you have with Kaya is to be remembered in the joy of the day, the quite of the night, the rays of the sun, and the tears of the rain.... a joy know one will ever know due to it's specialness, and for that you are blessed. An amazing love is a special, wonderful joy - you are a wonderful person and thus you had a wonderful gift. This we know - Bekki/Joe

Sue Dall - So sorry for your loss. Beautiful memories have been caught of your beautiful friend.

Minnesota Shih tzus - Charlotte - We thank you so much for sharing your Kaya with us. I can't tell you how many times she brightened our days all the way across the world!! Take comfort in your wonderful memories!! Love from Minnesota

The Zoo Crew - What beautiful pictures of Kaya.

Thor - I´m so sorry for you loss. Kaya was a beautiful girl. Love,Thor

sharon - Just checking in for my weekly dose of those wonderful Danes of yours. I am so saddened to hear about your loss. Kaya was such a phenomenal model and sweetheart. I will surely miss hearing about her antics... hopefully Luna can try to fill the void. I hope you all the best in the healing process. No more pain, no more struggling to breathe. We lost our sweet Sydney to Lymphoma in her snout and I know how unbearable it is when you cannot provide the comfort they seek. May Kaya have many wonderful days waiting for you all by the bridge. Know that you did the best thing you could for her. xoxo from me and my sweet pup, ellie. You are all in our thoughts.

Marny Mitchell - Charlotte, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know there is nothing anyone can say to make the pain go away, but I want you to know that Kaya made me smile regularly. My sister introduced me to your blog one day and from then on I was hooked. Kaya was one of my favorite distractions while writing papers for school. Thank you so much for sharing her with all of us and letting us all feel as though we were a part of her life. She was a very special dog and everyone who ever visited your blog will miss her dearly. -Marny

Laura - I found your blog today via the Cowbelly blog. I just wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. I know how big of a place our sweet dogs take up in our hearts. It's always harder for those left behind. I hope that you can find peace in knowing that she's not in anymore pain. I wish you all the best!

Leonie, Switzerland - i am crying with you. followed you and kaya for quite some time and missed out a lot in the last couple of months and only followed up today. i am so sorry to read the sad news...

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