Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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December 25th 1999
I would have to say it is my human MaryEllen, I have been with her all my life! Just can not see my life without her. That is one of the reasons I take such good care of her.
HARMONICA MUSIC I have to Howl & Violin music when mommie plays it makes me sing all the time just like I was a wolf!
My Mom got me a great NEW squeaky BALL and we play catch every day.
Why chicken of course.
We have been going down to the waterfront way cool to chase those seagulls.
I can find and pick out each toy separately by name!
Mommas children have all grown up and moved away, they were worried about her because she had a severe accident when they were very young ages 9, 7, and 5, that had left momma in a coma and hospitalized with a skull fracture and bleeding in her brain with massive swelling and bruising . She had a massive traumatic head injury plus a spinal cord injury, momma was paralyzed from the neck down.
Momma had a very daunting task and struggle ahead of her with years and years of recovery due to someone else's negligence. (pawmail for more) .
So they got this tiny puppy for Christmas one year. Coming at Christmas is the reason behind my name St. Nickolas, and momma says I have been a gift ever since. She says I have a heart as big as the universe. I wonder how big that could be?
Momma said I was tiny like a mouse, and I'm still so tiny she worries about me.
I love to make furends, but my first interest is to my momma
MaryEllen. I have been with my momma since I was born. I knows so much about her that I developed the ability to sense when she was going to have a SEIZURE and I would start to bark at momma differently than when an alarm goes off.
The first time it happened Momma wouldn't listen to me, I was so upset with her because I did everything my 'lil self could do to get her to understand me I though. That day she had, at the YMCA a grand-mal seizure and had to be rushed to the hospital and stayed for two days. She realized that I (Nickolas) was telling her something. From that time on if I acted like that she would stay home. She would have the SEIZURE at home and her son Jon was close by take care of her. Momma could just go to bed and be safe and I was right by her side.
I (Nickolas) alert momma to her phone, door, stove, buzzers, alarm clocks, strangers, or someone at the door, and squirels if need be!Even at night if she were to have a seizure in her sleep I help by licking her face and barking to wake up her son.
Momma loves me so very much, and I love momma so very much too!
My best talent is my ability to detect SEIZURES!
Momma now has PACEMAKERbecause her heart just stops (due to her brain injury) and so I have to watch her closely and her balance is off.
Her motorized car is pawsome and I can ride with her because I am small enough to fit in the basket.
She and I have learned to walk with her cane.
She has been through several mini strokes and one big one. I did not like it when she had to stay at the hospital for a week and all the other times for days on end it just seems like it will never end. I as her faithful companion stay by her side everywhere she goes I go. I love her very much. Momma will have extremely bad seizures (due to her brain injury) and be gone for a few days because she will be in the hospital.
She had a severe accident that had given her skull fracture and brain injury with spinal cord injury, she had to relearn how to walk and talk. Her Dr.s gave her no prognosis of recovery. She was in a coma and had bleeding in her brain with massive swelling. She had no memory of people or of anything like a newborn....My Momma had been married for 22years and had three children 9,7,5 years old when she was tragically struck down.
She owned her own Photography Studio was on the Board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce. She was active with so many community events, her kids were involved as well. So when they were told she was never coming home they couldn't accept that answer and got on the phone and started making calls to some of mommas friends. If you want to know more of journey story please contact us at our paw~mail.
Well I did it I got my Service Dog Achievement to be able to go everywhere my mommy goes. Unless of course she is unconscious with a seizure then I will go home because mommy will go to the hospital. I wear my vest and tags proudly!!!
Nickolas I love you my Dear Darling Soul who has walk this long lonely journey traumatic head & brain injury the silent disability.
LIFE IS GOOD...
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November 30th 2010 3:21 am
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I'm not sure what Christmas was like for you, when you were a young pup growing up, for me it was such a bright eyed wonderment of joy, filled to the brim that my ears could hear the bells on the reins of Santa Paws Reindeer. Of course, after my much older sisterfurs would rush me barely awake to the freezing cold window paine saying they saw Santa Paws! Couldn't I hear him? With witnesses like these, of course I heard them! The moon was bright on that yesterdays fallen snow and now they were woofing me into going downstairs to wake mother and father so we all could enjoy presents.
I was so young what Santa Paws needed to bring me was a clock, a watch or maybe even better how to tell time. At least so I wouldn't be fooled by my big sisterfurs. Well not remembering I did this last year I quickly bounced with my teddy in mouth downstairs rounding the corner to mom and papas room. I guess the loud banging sound when I hit the bed didn't help papas disposition by much cause when he woke up wanting more yegg nobs? I didn't know what that was? Do you? Anyway mama got up to take me back to bed and told me that Santa Paws has not been to our house yet! I really believe my mom huh. Moms are the best ever they keep you warm and snuggly, feed me give me treats and help. So I went back to sleep to wait for Santa Paws.
My sisterfurs pretending to be asleep so mama went back downstairs to bed. Well that sure didn't stop my sisterfurs! They came and woke me up again saying that I missed Santa Paws. He came and they watched him put the presents under the Christmas Tree. They want me to come and look under the tree to see all the presents!!!
I'm so happy and excited. We were giggling and shhsing it was hard to know what to do...heeheehee The excitment just shoots like sparkles all over and tingles through us. We knew we had to keep very quiet......more to come.
November 18th 2010 11:55 am
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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation
"I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country…
Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863
"It has seemed to me fit and proper that (God's gifts) should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens...to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."
From a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
"In the year 1621, the Pilgrims held their first Thanksgiving feast. They invited the great Indian chief Massasoit, who brought ninety of his brave Indians and a great abundance of food. Governor William Bradford and Captain Miles Standish were honored guests. Elder William Brewster, who was a minister, said a prayer that went something like this: 'We thank God for our homes and our food and our safety in a new land. We thank God for the opportunity to create a new world for freedom and justice.'"
Linus Van Pelt
June 9th 2010 7:43 pm
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My mom got her new laptop today and now we can talk to you all again. we are so happy!!!
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