Nikko 1996-2005

Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian
Picture of Nikko 1996-2005, a female Labrador Retriever/Dalmatian

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Home:Norfolk, VA  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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NiNi, Nonnie, NeekNeek, Mommy, Ni-No

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Sunbathing, getting on the couch when when noone is home (I blend in perfectly with our suede black couch!)

ChiChi messing with me, being kicked off the bed, hard treats

Favorite Toy:
Tennis Ball, squeak toys

Favorite Food:
Nutro Max, Merricks canned food, Anything, I'll even eat lettuce

Favorite Walk:
The path in back of our house, running loose in the fields

Best Tricks:
Sit, lay down, lay head down, shake, shake both hands, beg, catch, fetch

Arrival Story:
We had just moved into our house after being in an apartment for a few years and we had a huge yard. We started looking in the newspaper and found her ad. As soon as we went to the owner's house there were quite a few pups to choose from. My hubby picked up an all black one, then Nikko came stumbling over to me. I told hubby she was the one, but he really wanted the all black one, so I said "look she is all black, she's just wearing a sock" so we waited a few weeks before she was able to come home with us, picked her up and fell in love. She is my gentle giant.

When Nikko was a pup she was outside playing when our next door neighbors German Shepherd jumped both fences and attacked her. I heard yelping from inside the house and when I walked out the Shepherd had Nikko pinned to the ground, all Nikko could do was cry. I took my husbands BB gun to get the GSD off of her and he ran off. I picked Nikko up and she wouldn't walk, she was crying..literally tears were falling from her eyes. I took her to the Vet right away where they gave her X-Rays and told us that she had a Y fracture in her elbow, they said they could do surgery, but it might do more damage than good. Her vet said Nikko would heal in a matter of weeks, and be back to normal. We were told her leg might be shorter than the other, but that she could run and jump just like any other dog. Well, Nikko is now 8, her elbow is healed, it is a bit shorter, but she does all the things any dog can do. She's a champ!

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A Day in the Life of Nikko


December 15th 2005 12:59 am
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I miss you so much Nikko. It's almost Christmas and this will be the first time we have spent it without you in 9 whole years! What ever will we do? I'm so sad, when I pulled out all of the Christmas decorations, I pulled out your stocking. I started to cry, desperatley wanting you back home. Dad had to take me in the room so that Jasmine didn't see me crying. After all, you've been gone now for a month and a half and Dad didn't want to upset Jas. I can understand that, but I don't think I'll EVER be healed. I miss you so damn much it hurts! I get a lump in my throat when I think about you, which is quite often. Dad did something with your stocking baby girl..I'm not sure what he did, but he did it to help me. I look at your pictures every day. I made a memorial for you in the living room, with your pictures and your ashes. I have pictures of you on the fridge when I'm in the kitchen I can stare at you while I cook. I miss you. I remember all the years when we put up our Christmas tree, you would lay in your favorite spot...right under neath the bottom branches. You'd lay there so still, as if you were a present. I wish you were there now. I wish you could open up your presens and sniff them out, just like you do every year. Oh how I miss you my Nikko girl. You will forever be missed! I love you baby, Mom


Rainbow Bridge 10-26-2005

October 26th 2005 10:20 pm
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I have gone off to heaven. I have left behind my beloved family. My human Mom, Dad and Sister. I have also left behind my K-9 sister, ChiChi and brother, Yuki. I didn't even get a chance to meet the new baby that MaMa's gonna have. I feel very sad about that, but I know that I'll meet him or her some day.
I guess I felt sick..I didn't let Mama or Daddy know. I am that type of dog. I won't let people know if I am aching or not feeling well. Mama always said I was such a good dog, but she wanted to know when I was hurt, because it worried her, but the truth is..I didn't want to worry Mama.
My family left to take family portraits. They were only gone for an hour and a half. When they came home, I just didn't have the energy to greet them at the door like I normally do. They knew something was wrong right away. I have always greeting them, wagging tail and so happy to see them, even if they were only gone for 5 minutes. Tonight, I didn't do that. Dad saw me laying on the floor. He ran and got Mama. Mama came and hugged me, she tried to make me sit up, but I just couldn't. She leaned on me and cried. She cried so much that all I wanted to do was get up and kiss her face..but I couldn't. Dad was trying to help Mama, but she just kept saying "call the vet, call the vet" They even tried to feed me a piece of bologna..which is my favorite, but I couldn't eat it..I didn't even try. Mama kept crying. Sissy stayed in her room, she knew something was wrong. I was only 9 years old when I passed no one was expecting it.
They rushed me to the emergency vet. It was 9:30 at night on Wednesday, October 26, 2005. We go to the vet 15 minutes later. Daddy and Mama rushed to the back and opened up the back door...I was already gone. I wasn't breathing...I was at Rainbow Bridge.
I miss all of my family so much. I have been with them for 9 whole years! They were so good to me and I loved them so much. I know they'll miss me too..They are having me cremated so that they can always have my ashes to remember me by. I just don't want them to be too sad, because now I am in a better place, where I don't feel anymore pain. I just can't wait to meet up with them again some day. Until then, I will watch over them and keep them all safe.
Goodbye for now, everyone....Love, Nikko


What's up!!!!!!!!!!

May 12th 2005 10:17 am
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Hey! My Dad's back! Whooop Whoop! I mean, woof woof! I'm a just a wee bit excited! :o) I missed him so much and now I can go back to being Daddy's little girl! Sometimes I really hate the military for taking my Dad away, but then when he comes home, it's just the best thing in the whole entire world!! We also got a new kid..yeah a toy poodle or something, but I don't like this toy much. I'd rather it be fluffy and not move and squeaky like all my other toys. This ones a little different though, it's weird. He's pretty cool though, I don't mind him much, except when I am trying to sleep (which is all the time!) and he wants to play. He's cute...I guess, but in a brotherly sort of way and Mom and Dad really adore him, so does my human sissy, but the good thing is, that I am still so loved, so that's all that matters. I am getting old though and not as active as I used to be, and he kinda reminds me of myself when I was just a wee little pup. I just wanted to say how happy I am that my Dad's home...time for my 10th nap of the day! :o) WOOOF!

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