Wednesday, August 5, 2009
The Mysterious Death of the Neighbor's Dog
Africa is now down to one best friend. Every morning Africa would go and sit next to this fence enclosure to see her friends: Lola and Bruce. While we were away on Vacation it seems that Lola suddenly died. We are friends with our sweet neighbor's and wonder what happened. Lola and Bruce are mastiffs. Lola was the younger of the two dogs and it came as a sad surprise that she died so suddenly.
According to the neighbor's they left Saturday in the morning with two very healthy dogs. Approximately 3 hours later they called their son who remained at home with the dogs and reminded him to go out and spray them with water as it was very hot that day. He immediately went outside and discovered Lola no longer alive.
Bruce is still alive, but appears to be very ill. He has a swollen ear and an infection, but the neighbor's are not divulging as to what kind of infection he has and how it all relates to his companion's death. We are happy to see that since he is not feeling well he gets to get out of his hot living space and now resides on their shaded patio with a little pool.
Although we love the people next door we felt that they could of provided a better living space for these poor dogs. It is around 115 degrees outside. I know they had plenty of water and care, but it makes me wonder how this could happen
We are concerned what caused this and if Africa can get it. Their guess is scorpions, a rattlesnake, or the heat. Do you have a guess as to what happened to beloved Lola?