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Age: 24 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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Arrival Story:
We got him as a puppy at only 9 weeks old from a dear and wonderful lady who was a farm wife and the most loving breeder in the world. Her dogs were not in-bred and she had most of them in the house in penned off rooms NOT outside in cages. Nicki was in a group of pups from 9 weeks to 5 months old. All the other puppies were barking and leaping to try to get my attention, Nickers just sat there perfectly straight, staring at me and when my eye caught his I knew he had found me for his forever Momma. He was my own first Peke, but my daughter had adopted her dog, Zach (from the same lady) the year before Nick was born. Nick and Zach have the same (dog) daddy but different (dog)mommies. He was the most adorable puppy in the world. He had the sweetest smile and was gentle, loving, funny, sweet and such a lovable little guy. Anyone who saw him commented on how cute and sweet he was. He was energetic, happy and healthy up to one week before he passed away. At 9 years old he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and died 4 days after that. I was so traumatized I never wanted to have another dog as long as I lived, but then on the Friday that he died, a rainbow appeared in the sky and I knew Nick was 'home' with the Lord. I found out about the "Rainbow Bridge" and then realized that the rainbow that appeared the day he died meant something. I felt I had to do something in his name. We looked on line and found the Peke Club of America and the Rescued Pekes section for Arizona. It turned out there were only 2 little guys in Phoenix (both from the same litter) (a 2 hour drive from Tucson) who were rescued from a horrendous puppy mill where they were starved and abused and found almost dead. The "angels" at Peke Rescue came together and gave them both medical care and tons of TLC and they were saved, but they needed a loving forever home. I had this HUGE HOLE in my heart and we went up to Phoenix the next weekend and adopted them both. They were both very sick and the vet said they would probably not last for more than 6 months to a year. Well, they were given so much love (and lots more medical care) that they both lived for 2 and one half years. Bandit passed first and 3 months later Giz passed too. They were inseperable in life and at the Rainbow Bridge too. We will always keep them in our hearts and we feel that in some way Nicki knew what we did too, because the day we brought home our 2 little rescued Pekes a DOUBLE RAINBOW appeared in the sky! Right then I knew we had done the right thing and that Nicki was happy about it. Nick will be remembered always as my little Nicki Angel, who is now at the Rainbow Bridge with his "brothers' Bandit and Gizzie awaiting the rest his human and dog family to join him in Heaven one day.

Nick was born in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin, but we moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1993, so he became a high desert pup in short order. He "wagon-trained" with me all the way from Wisconsin to Arizona, while Daddy drove the moving van.

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February 4th 2005 More than 12 years!

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