Nicknames: crazy face, sunshine, the little nikker, twinkle toes, blondie, smiley, nikknack, happy feet, pretty girl
Gotcha Date: October 1st 2004
Birthday: October 1st 2001
Likes: being pet and groomed
Pet-Peeves: thunderstorms, having her teeth brushed, bath day
Favorite Toy: Aggie and Bogie
Favorite Food: ice cream, cheese, peanut butter and bologna
Favorite Walk: Our favorite places to go are Allegany State Park, the Allegany River Trail, and a six mile hike through the woods by our house.
Best Tricks: speak, jump, and disappear!
Arrival Story: We had been looking for another dog after we lost Dixie (our 9 year old german shepherd) to cancer. After having been to see 3 or 4 dogs, we found Nikki on an local animal rescue site and went to go see her. Nikki was the only dog Zeus didn't growl at. In fact, he actually started to clean out her ears! Everybody seemed happy so we decided she was the one Zeus wanted. When it was time to go, we opened the door to my truck and she jumped right in the front passenger seat without any prompting. I'd like to think she was saying "I'm ready to go home!" The DCO didn't know much about her history, or if he did, he didn't want to tell us. She has proven to be quite the escape artist and is terrified of thunderstorms to the point of total panic. When we were contacted a year later by the DCO, he was surprised to hear that "we still had her". She has done well with some basic obedience work and lots of love. Why wouldn't I keep her?
Bio: I had to say goodbye to my beautiful girl on 3/14/14. She had a cancerous lesion on her spinal cord that was weakening her hind quarters and had spread to her brain. She had a rough start in life, her teeth were worn down to her gums from trying to get out of something and also came to us with heart worm. We had a good life together after that, I hope she thinks so too.
Nikki sent me a message today by way of a poem on a friends page.
I hope it is OK to re-post. I believe Nikki wanted me to see it.
I know that you can't see me,
but trust me I'm right here.
Although I am in Heaven,
my love for you stays near.
So often i see you crying,
many times you call my name.
I want so much to lick your face,
and ease away some pain.
I wish I could make you see,
that Heaven indeed is real.
If you could see me run and play,
how much better you would feel.
But our loving God has promised me
that when the time is right
you'll step out of the darkness
and meet me in the light.
with out you. It seems like forever. I miss you so much. I know you have come to visit me, not only in dreams, but I feel your presence so strongly
sometimes I think you are right beside me and I reach down to pet you and talk with you. I am so thankful for those moments. I am fostering kittens again, for the first time since you and Zeus have been gone. I know the kittens would love you and I picture them climbing over you and playing with you, and even taking a nap on you like other have done. It breaks my heart that you are not here to have a great influence on them and teach them that dogs can be their friends. I know you and Zeus are together and happy and healthy again because you show me in my dreams. But I miss you both horribly and think about you often, especially when Kirra and I are walking in all the places we loved to go together.
"No matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is, there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken."