The following was written by Pups at One Year program participant: Donna Baumgartner. Nyssa was my favorite pups from the first day. I guess I gravitated toward the smallest and seemingly neediest pup. I soon learned that she was a mightly pups in a small package. I remember her jumping on Grizzer when he was sleeping, then chewing on his ear or biting his belly while he tried valiantly to continue sleeping. She didn't see to realize that she was smaller than the other two. I was lucky to be with the pups when they discovered their first deer carcass. On the way back from a program, they noticed a thawaing deer carcass in a wheelbarrow. When Nyssa got close, she went right after that deer. For 45 minutes, Nyssa gnawed on any part she could reach, all the while growling fiercely at anyone and everyone around her. It was HER deer, and no one was going to interfere with HER meal. It seems she continued those same table manners throughout her short life. My time with Nyssa and the other pups was truly a gift, and Nyssa will always remain in my heart.

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