Nikki was a part of my life for several years. She was my second pup and a rescue. When I got her she was filthy and had tried to gnaw her way out of a metal crate - what a mess! As time went on she proved quite mischievous and was always looking for trouble. The bite of a Black Widow spider was the beginning of her end. The bite left her both blind and mostly deaf. Nikki regained her hearing and lived nearly two years after she was attacked but she had complications from the bite that led to amyloidosis, which in the end caused her demise. I miss this pup a great deal -- she is gone, but not forgotten.