This post is in loving memory of our puppy Nikki who we had to put to sleep yesterday.
I'm not going to bother you all with the details.. suffice to say that she was 15 and a half and she'd had a very good and happy life... and I want this to be a celebration of her, and NOT at all maudlin.
|'Go away.. he's mine'... 'oh and btw I look good from this angle don't I !'|
|Norman did not care for photos.. Nikki in the background is sulking, as you can see.|
|Mummy is quite surplus to requirements actually.|
So over the years Nikki and I came to an understanding... I was the head bitch in the house, and I made the rules.. and I had HER permission to say so ;o) .
|Bless her.. Nikki awaits the return of the chief.|
|'Manchester United will win that one daddy, better put Berbatov in your team'..|
|Please forgive the faux fur.. it was hiding a REALLY ugly Laz-y-boy.|
|Flower girl at my sister's wedding in 2008, in our garden at home.|
So there you have it... Nikki the wonder dog.
Almost everything was entirely on her terms.. she loved you when she wanted you, she was aloof when she didn't. But she was our dearest companion and we loved her more than it's possible to say with just stupid words.
I'm going to end with my very favourite photograph of Nikki and Norman with Bill on Airforce beach from the summer of 2005..
Rest In Peace darling girl.. we will always love you.
Of course Bill has his own perspective which is beautifully heartfelt..
He's such an old softie, and he adored that puppy.