The Gympie Times - - NATION -

DON’T panic, you’re not bark­ing mad — that re­ally is a blue-eyed Aus­tralian shep­herd hit­ting the streets on a skate­board.

Luna, a three-month old pup, has got skills en­vied by fel­low ca­nines and, with the wind be­hind her, can reach speeds of 5km/h an hour.

The energetic pooch is fast gather­ing speed and pop­u­lar­ity in Cronulla and Gymea where crowds of young fans chase her, mo­bile-phone video rolling, in a bid to cap­ture her skills.

Luna has been learn­ing to skate­board with the help of her an­i­mal be­haviourist owner Tamika Lu­cock.

“Peo­ple love Luna and when they see her skate­board­ing they tear down the street af­ter her to film her and clips of her on so­cial me­dia are go­ing vi­ral,” Ms Lu­cock, 23, said.

“My aim is to get her on a surf board by the sum­mer and she’s al­most ready for the ocean now.”

In­sta­gram images of Luna doc­u­ment her colour­ful life from the day she was born.

Pic­tures: DAVID SWIFT

Puppy Luna can reach speeds of 5km/h an hour on the skate­board. Inset: Luna with owner Tamika Lu­cock, 23

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