I called to see if I could visit Nina on the way back from my brother’s house after a day of sorting through my Dad’s belongings. I needed a little pick-me-up. He told me he needed me to send him some pictures of Nina to confirm his fears. He said that they had lost one of the puppies, and he was pretty sure it was our Nina.
I talked with him this afternoon after getting the pictures, and it was indeed our Nina that had passed. She suffered from Fading Puppy Syndrome. Basically SIDS for puppies. She stopped nursing and became despondent.
Dan and I will be heading up this weekend to look at ther rest of the puppies and are hopping to find another one that we find a connection with as strong as Nina’s.
She may have only been around for a little under 6 weeks, but she made a very big impression on Dan and myself in that time. She will be sadly missed!