Likes: I love cuddling with my mommy and being with her at all times
Pet-Peeves: I don't like it when my mommy leaves.
Favorite Toy: Frisbees!!! And if there aren't any I'm always up for a squeaky tennis ball.
Favorite Food: I eat Costco brand dog food, and love any treat I'm given!
Favorite Walk: I love going for walks, loong walks and on hikes. But playing on the beach is one of my most favoritest things! That's because it's wide open and I can run for miles! I also like to go bike riding!
Best Tricks: sit, down, front, stand, stay, heel on/off leash, shy, shake, high five, wave, turn, crawl, roll over, dead, turn off the lights, tracking work, kisses, agility, take/leave it, open/shut doors, laundry, put away my toys, dig/be buried in sand at the beach
Arrival Story: I got Nikkia when I was 13. I had really wanted a dog of my own all through my childhood. My parents weren't as keen as I was on the idea but I was determined! I read every dog book I could get my hands on and was dead set on getting a boarder collie. After my dad passed away I really needed a furry companion so my mom allowed me to rescue Shakar when I was 12. I trained him but unfortunately as I said in his bio I was unable to curb his aggression so I turned him over to the police force. Although I was unable to keep him he helped me decide that I loved German Shepherds. I really missed Shakar and wanted another Shepherd but didn't think I could handle another aggressive rescue at that age. My mom told me that she would help me buy a puppy if I raised half of the funds. That summer I groomed, walked and sat my neighbors and random people off of craigslist's dogs. I succeeded in raising my portion. Then Shakar's breeder told me that Shakar's dad had sired a litter that was ready to go home, and the litter mother was one of Shakar's mom's daughters from another father (complicated I know but they are very closely related). When I finally got to have a look there were only two pups left. Nikkia and her sister. Nikkia was the runt but she was still an adorable little ball of fluff and her coloring was the closest to Shakar's so I chose her. And I love her more than anything else in the world to this very day!
Bio: Nikkia and I have been as thick as thieves since the day I got her. I had her fully obedience and off leash trained by the time she was 4 months old. She loves to play frisbee with me and go to the beach. We lived in Portland Oregon for a few years and would go every weekend. Lets just say she was in heaven! She is such a sweet girl and is my little cuddle bug. She is also so very obedient and respectful which I dearly appreciate. She recently got a new little sister Kavik and they are getting along great. I also think she enjoys having someone else around when I am gone. She is very friendly towards everyone but is also very protective if she feels I am in danger.
Needless to say Nikkia has grown up to be an amazing girl! She is so smart and knows so many commands. We are testing for her CGC this spring(because I've been a slacker the past 4 years...) and are hoping to have her therapy licence soon so she can participate in the READ to the dogs program and act as a therapy dog to children, adults, elders and veterans.
Today me and mommy woke up early and got ready to go it was raining outside but we decided to go anyways we waited for my mommies aunt and uncle to get there and their 2 dogs who are my buddies Happy and Eli then we left. It took us a long time to get there or at least I thought it took us a while! We were the last ones to get there so we signed up and started walking it was really fun cause it was on a trail right next to a river me and Happy wanted to go play in it but they wouldn't let us and told us we would get to cold we got to a playground with lots of people me my mommy her uncle and her brothers kept walking. But her mommy and aunt and little sister stayed there we kept walking for a long time until we reached the end of the trail then we figured that was the turn around spot so we would head back when we finally got back to where her mommy and everyone was they told us that we had gone to far! 3 miles to far! and that the turn around spot was right there so they all started laughing then we headed back. When we finally got back to the finnish no one was there BOL. We had taken so long that only two people were left and they were packing the last of the boxes in the car. They told us they were sorry cause they forgot to mark the turn around but mommy said it was okay because we had a lot of fun and got ride of a lot of energy walking the extra couple of miles! In all we were able to raise $250 in donations thank you to everybody who donated! I can't wait until we get to go again next year!!
Tomorrow is the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Walk in our area we are going to participate not only because we want to help the cause but also because mommy's Aunt has Multiple Sclerosis she is still very young (in her mid 20's) and she just had her first baby. Sometimes she is effected by it so badly she has to be in the hospital. There is no cure for the disease that is why we are doing the walk, because we want to help fund the research to find a cure. For those of you who don't know what Multiple Sclerosis is this here is some information on it
I am so excited that I get to walk with mommy it will be so much fun! She also said that outback steak house might be sponsoring there Yummy! We have been walking around our neighborhood all day and have gotten lots of donations! For any of you kind doggies out there who would like to donate I'll put a link at the bottom, the picture on there is of my mommies mommy. All donations will go strait to the National MS Society. Even 5 dollars will help out a ton!
For those of you who donate I would like to give you a huge thank you in advance! and for those of you who can't I would also like to thank you for taking the time to read this and learn about this disease!
I'll be sure to write and tell you all how it goes tomorrow I'm sure it will be lots of fun!!
Yesterday mommy woke up really early and told me we were going some where special we went outside while her mommy was getting her sister ready for school and played with my tennis ball. Then we got in the car and drove her sister to school. After that we started driving towards to mountains and pulled up next to a little dirt trail. I got really excited cause this meant mommy was taking me hiking! I jumped out of the car and walked over to the trail mommy let me off my leash and I walked right beside her (because she doesn't like it when I go ahead of her since I could get bit by a rattle snake what ever that is...) We walked into the canyon then we were by a stream and mommy said I could play in it so I jumped in and it was really cold!! Mommy told me it was because of the winter run off when all the snow melts so I decided to stay on the trail with her the rest of the way up. We hiked for about an hour then we got to a place were we had to crawl across the stream over a log so I sat and waited as mommy went over then went over myself cause I didn't want to go in the cold water again after that we kept hiking up for a little while until we got to a place where everything was still covered in snow then mommy told me it was time to head back down I was sad but very happy that mommy took me hiking it was really fun!
Then later after all the other kids were out of school mommy took me over to the school to play with my new Frisbee and when we got there we saw that they were having soccer practice so my mommy told me to leave it and that we would play on the other field (Although I would have enjoyed playing some soccer...) When we got to the other field one of my mommy's neighbors came up to us she is really nice and always likes to play with me. So mommy let her throw my Frisbee for me and I showed off a few of my new tricks.
After I had played Frisbee for a little while we went over to the playground and I got to play with the nice girls cousins and a little boy who really liked me he was nice but liked to pull my tail but that's okay cause mommy taught me that little babies don't know better and to get up and walk away instead of getting mad at them. I showed them how I went down the slide and played with them until I was really tired then mommy told me it was time to go home I didn't really want to leave but then when she said it was dinner time I was happy to!