Blog Tales

Nikki

Our little Nikki
passed away this early morning.

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She has been living with Milt's sweet and amazing secretary Nancy and her husband Cliff and their dogs Sophi and Kelly and all the cats and birds in their beautiful home and garden for the past two months. With Milt being so ill, I just could not give her the care and love she needed, but Nancy could and did.

Thank you Nancy and Cliff.
XOXOXO

For those of you who knew and loved Nikki...
you know that she was an amazing little/big dog...
or as our friend Emily would say, "Nikki is not a dog."

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Nikki was the definition of loving life...
Whether she was chasing squirrels or flies,
sneaking (begging) peanut butter from Kathleen...

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sleeping upside down in the house
or in someone's arms...
like Milt's...

 
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(a really bad picture of Milt, but could not resist
posting one of him in
his "potato suit with the upside down chickie girl...")

with my cousins,
sitting on Snoopy's nose...

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or in our nephew's arms...

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(this was seven years ago
and Daniel has grown into such a handsome
and smart young man!)

We found Nikki because of Orin searching on a Microsoft Dog program that Milt got for him to look for just the right breed of dog for us in our new home together. I have some really cute still pictures of Orin and Nikki when they were both pups...

Nikki loved her dog and human friends...

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And, you could always find Nikki in the sun
or chasing/eating a green tennis ball...

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or you could find her running
the circuits or lying in our labyrinth...

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She even made it possible for me to find and save
all of her puppy teeth which made it into
my first dragon sculpture...

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Nikki would have been fifteen years this September, and all my early pics of her predate my digital pictures. This is the first digital picture that I have of her, both of us gazing back with love at Milt who took this picture of us at the center of the first rendition of our backyard Santa Rosa Labyrinth...

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Nancy and Cliff brought her little body home to us this late morning and Cliff made an earth bed for her at the centre of our meadow where her joy ran for years over the ground and now will become forever a part of our yard that we love so much... We surrounded her with herbs and flowers from our garden and a Peace Rose from Nancy and Cliff's garden and four of her favorite stuffed toys.

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Blessings to you,
our little bundle of black joy...
Thank you for gracing our lives with your irresistible
excitement for life...

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We love you so...