Sunday, May 3, 2009

Goodbye Nyla

Nyla crossed over the rainbow bridge on Saturday morning. Early Friday evening Shane was outside in the backyard cleaning the grill. For some reason Nyla kept trying to go in the woods in our backyard - she never did this ever. Shane kept telling her to come back and even pulled her back out once. The next time Shane looked up he could see something in Nyla's mouth and a few minutes later she came quietly out of the woods and laid down in the yard. She had some blood on her mouth and I thought she must have finally gotten one of the squirrels she was always chasing. A while later her mouth started to swell we had no idea what she got a hold of or what got her. Husband and Shane took her to the ER where they assumed she must have gotten tangled up with a snake. They started her on fluids and medicine and admitted her. The doctor gave them hope as they were leaving Friday night. Saturday morning we called in to check on her and she had taken a turn for the worse over the night. Her whole head was twice the size as normal and since it was so swollen they could see all the bites, she was bitten about 9 times and was probably a baby because the marks were so small. Once we got to the hospital and talked again with the doctor we decided to let her go in peace. She was heavily sedated so she wasn't in any pain and we were able to sit with her and tell her how much we loved her and finally to say goodbye. She was such a good girl, never any trouble and she loved to curl up on the patio chairs - I really think she thought she was a small dog.

We love you pretty girl!

20 comments:

Jodie said...

i'm so so sorry to hear of your loss. *hugs* to you all

Sandy said...

I am so so sorry. She was a good old girl and so sweet. She will always be in your hearts. Hugs to you all and especially Shane.

♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

Oh Julie...( and Family ) how sad I am to learn this. I know Nyla was a very special girl and I have always enjoyed reading all the posts on her....how is jazzy taking this? Im thinking of you. Im so sorry...((((HUGS)))

Emily said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about Nyla. She was a beautiful dog and I know she will be missed. I will be thinking of you and your family.

"M" said...

MS...I'm SO sorry to hear about Nyla. What a beautiful girl she was. I am thinking of you and know you will miss her so much.

Page said...

Oh, MS, I'm so sorry. She was a beautiful girl. Sending lots of hugs your way.

Mrs. D said...

I'm so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

♥Mrs. V said...

I am so so sorry! I am can't imagine how you are feeling. I am thinking of you!

Ozzie and Rocky said...

She was such a beautiful dog! I am so sorry that you lost her. We had a boxer a few years back who loved to get up in my lap every chance he could. He never realized he was a big dog.

AM said...

I am so sorry MS. I cant believe a snake would have bitten her 9 times! My goodness. She was so beautiful and I will miss seeing pictures of her. So so sorry for this loss.

Pam said...

Oh, I'm so sad to hear this. Sending many hugs your way.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. I'm a dog owner and lover and can only imagine what you must be feeling.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I am so sorry for your loss.. I have tears for your baby...

She will always be in your heart. And now she will be able to catch all the squirrels over rainbow bridge.

Punchbugpug said...

So, so, sorry to hear about your loss! What a sad thing to happen! Big hugs coming your way from all of us!

Leah said...

Oh MS, I am so sorry. I know it must be so hard to have lost her, especially so unexpectedly. Sending hugs to all of you.

Swampgirl said...

I was so sad to read sbout Nyla. She was a fine dog and it seems that she was protecting her family. That says much about her character!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous boxer she was! So sorry to hear of her sudden loss. I have a boxer boy and he means the world to me and of course the other dogs do too. Boxers are very special dogs. Blitz is 70 lbs of lap dog. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

Shannon said...

I'm so so sorry. Nyla was just beautiful. Big hugs to you.

GirlyFruFru said...

Ohhh I'm so sorry ! She was a beauty

Goodboy Norman Featherstone said...

I am SO SORRY to hear about Nyla! We are thinking about you and your family. What a beauty Nyla was. Hugs and kisses to you all.