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Nila

Bohemian Kathy (Nila)
(November 6, 2008 - January 13, 2020)

Nila

Nila was the first dog that my family and I adopted, and I, as a 11 year-old, raised enough money to finally get her for my birthday. She came into our home with my parents Michael and Michelene, my sister Veronica, and our two other dogs who are Whippets, Petals and Romero. Adopting a dog was the first real responsibility I faced, and I took that into my own hands with full force. As determined as I was, when we got Nila, she did not know many things because she came from a Florida racetrack, so I took it into my hands to teach her everything. I taught her how to walk up stairs paw by paw for weeks until she could finally make it up on her own. She also learned a few basic commands to the best of her ability (since she was also about 2 when we got her) such as "sit" and "bow."

The most important thing that she learned from my family and I was her name. We did not think "Kathy" suited her because to us it sounds more like a person's name, so we decided to rename her to something that would go back to her ancestral roots. We researched the history of where Greyhounds originated from-Egypt and decided to name her after the Nile river. To add more femininity to her name we chose "Nila," and this is truly a perfect for her.

Nila

From the start Nila was always ready for adventure. She loved to go for golf cart rides with us to the park and go for long hikes. Every time we would take her to the dog park, I would fill up the kiddie pools the parks provided for the dogs and without hesitation, Nila would lay down and cool off in the water while attempting to drink the water she was sitting in. Nila also loved to wade in our local city lake and always pranced into the water before I could even catch up to her to see her run into the water.

Nila truly was the most people-loving and dog-loving dog I have ever met. Any person she met, she would come up to and put her head on. If it was a stranger at the park or her owners' at home, Nila could sit by you all day and let you have her head rubbed. Nila loved meeting dogs even if they weren’t interested in her; she would be the first to come up and introduce herself. She was always ready to play her own her version of play (which consisted of her running around the park and realizing there was no one behind her because she was simply just too fast for the other dogs).

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Nila's life came to an end due to old age, and her body quickly told us she was ready to go and run with the rabbits in another place. She will forever be in my heart and I love her.

She was the sweetest, and most loving dog who wanted nothing more than to be petted by the ones who cared for her. She truly was my best friend and an addition to our family who will be greatly missed.

Nila