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!