We have no idea what Nova's life was like before the shelter. I don't think it was much fun for her though. We reckon she lived with a old person. She was a pretty quiet and docile dog. Sadly, she has absolutely no sense of play. By that, I mean when our other dogs were playing, she'd want to join in, you could see it, but she just didn't seem to know how; She knew she was supposed to do something with the ball, but she wasn't quite sure what. When we first got her, she only walked on the footpath. Walking on grass was bad. So we took her for walks in the mountains every now and then. She loved it. For a brief moment, you could see a puppy trying to break out.
In the end, her old body failed her and I think she may have suffer a stroke too. Life was just too painful.
We'll miss you, Nova.