Memories of Nico

Our sweet festive boy

Nico was our one and only grand-puppy. He was a Golden Doodle who had the sweetest, most loving temperament I’ve ever witnessed in a dog. We only had Nico in our lives for five short years before he tragically left us, but he will always live on in a special corner of my heart.

Even though it’s been over a year since he passed, I still miss him when I visit my daughter and her family. They have two cats now, Ginger and Joey, but no one can ever take the place of this big boy who was full to the brim with life and love and fun.

Baby Nico
First visit to Newtown with the fam
with Leah
Summertime fun
Looking out over Lead Cove
Chillin’ with his sister Ginger
Nico and his dad
Just another visit at Nanny’s house
Enjoying a summer day in Lead Cove

Getting over the loss of a pet is never easy, and is particularly hard for animal lovers like our family. I can’t imagine what it will be like to lose my cats when that time comes. Then again, maybe they will outlive me.

Have you lost a special dog, cat or other animal recently?
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29 thoughts on “Memories of Nico

  1. Nico looked like a stuffed animal when he was a puppy, Jennifer. Hard not to fall in love with that face. And I know that losing a pet is terribly painful. Pinky the Cat, who used to guest post on my blog, died in September. We’re without a cat now, and sometimes the urge to welcome another is hard to resist.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Diana. So sorry about Pinky. As precious as they are, even cats are a responsibility. I don’t know what we’ll be doing when our cats pass on. We may get another pet and we may not — it hurts so much to lose them. Time will tell.

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  2. What a sweet face – I’m in love with your grand puppy just seeing his pictures.I especially like his little puppy picture and the one of him flying through the air. Saying goodbye to our animals is never easy.

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    1. Andrea, that was a lot of loss in just a few years. It must have been very painful. Nico died suddenly, and I was there with the family when it happened. That made it even more traumatic. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone or any doggie. Thanks for commenting. xx


  3. It is never easy, and you never forget the sweetness (and mischief!) they brought into our lives. My supervisor had her dog put down yesterday. She was a rescue that she had for 15 years. She told me about it after everyone had left the office and we stood there hugging and crying.

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