A couple in Sitka, Alaska wish to name a lake after their dog who perished in the mudslide that formed it. They have applied to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names in the hope that the one-acre body of water will forever be known as Luna Lake, after their 11-year old Border Collie. This could never take away the pain of losing her, but it would please them to pay tribute to the dog who brought so much joy and love into their lives.
Long before Kevin Knox and Maggie Gallin knew each other, Knox adopted Luna, who was 9 months old at the time. She was a great source of comfort following the death of his father in 2006 and of his wife, Beth Peterman, in 2009.