You were the best boy anyone could ask for. Our bond was a very special one. I can't believe you are not here anymore with me. You were always so happy to see me when I would return home from work, errands, etc... You loved your occasional cheeseburger and always wanted more. You lived up to the "Retriever" in you by always bringing me something in your mouth anytime you greeted me. You loved to play go find it and could sniff out just about anything. Your little brother Milo misses you and is adjusting with Mommy's help and love. I hope you're running all around and playing your heart out as you did so long ago. Now your legs are not weak and don't hurt anymore. You are restored to your youth. I know you had to go and I could not make you stay as much as I wanted to. You closed your eyes forever in your most favorite place to be, the car. I guess you decided it was the right time and place. I think about you every day and miss you so much!! Mommy and Milo love you forever and a day. We will all be together someday to cross the Rainbow Bridge together forever.|
02/14/2012: Happy Valentine's Day my Beloved Valentine! I missed giving you your Valentine's Day treat this year as I did so many years before. I received a beautiful framed picture of you for Valentine's Day today. It made me cry but it's beautiful just as you are. I hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day and got lots of doggy valentines! Mommy misses you very much! But, I know you probably know that. Milo misses you too! He has a new sister which I have been meaning to tell you about. Her name is Gracie and she is another Golden like you. Of course, she will never be you! There is only one Nikko! Some of her mannerisms make me think of you. Well I love you bunches and miss seeing that sweet face of yours. I love you my Beautiful Boy!!!
05/14/2012: It's been 6 months since you have departed this earth. I still miss you every day. I find myself looking for your sweet face when I come home every day. I know you are having a wonderful time where you're at. I still can miss you and wish you were here with me though. Milo misses his brother. His little sister drives him crazy, just like he drove you crazy...karma. I reach out for your paw and long for those many paw shakes. I miss kissing that face of yours too! Play my dear boy, Mommy knows you are OK. I just get sad sometimes. If you get a chance, send me some doggy love my way on occasion so I feel better knowing you're doing just fine. I love you! XOXOXO.
11/04/2012: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY BEAUTIFUL BOY!!!! I wish I was there with you to celebrate your day. Mommy misses you very much! Today is the first Birthday since you have been gone. I missed buying you a bunch of toys that you would rip up in seconds this year. I know you're with me in spirit but oh how I miss that sweet face. I hope you have made a lot of friends where you are and know that Mommy thinks of you all the time and wishes you could be here with me. Happy Birthday Nikko!!! I know we will be together again someday, but until then, I Love You and Miss You Forever and a Day!!!
11/14/2012: Oh my Dear Sweet Boy, It's been a whole year since you went to the Rainbow Bridge. I still miss you every single day. Oh how I wish I could see you again and give you one more last kiss on your sweet face and you give me your paw. I'm sure you are happy where you are but just maybe you miss Mommy a little bit?? I know you are here in spirit it would just be nice to see you running around and playing again. But Mommy will be OK with Milo, Gracie & Percy to keep me company. I miss seeing you raise your eyebrows like a human at me too. Milo misses you too but he keeps busy with little Gracie who drives him crazy--probably karma for how he drove you crazy for those years. Percy says "Meow". Did you see little Treaters come to visit you recently? I hope you were there to greet him at the Bridge so he would not be afraid. Such a nice kitty he was and now he probably gets to spend time with you again. I hope you have an endless supply of toys where you are--you always did love them, even if you tore them apart. So it's been hard this past year without you, but I feel a sense of calm knowing someday we will be together again and it will be like no time has passed. Until then, I love you with all my heart and I miss you forever and a day!!! Butterfly kisses to you Nikko. XOXOXOXO.
12/25/2012: Merry Christmas My Dear Boy! Oh how I missed you playing with new presents!! Every day something always reminds me of you. I wish I could kiss that sweet face of yours. Until we meet again...XOXOXOXOXOXOXO.
01/01/2013: Happy New Year!!! I hope it was a good one up in doggie heaven!! I still wish you were here with me of course. Kisses from Milo & Percy. You will never be forgotten my sweet little man. Mama loves you!!!
11/04/2013: Happy Birthday my sweet boy!!! I still miss you after all this time. I hope you are having a good time and are happy. I miss you forever & a day!!! Love you my Dear Boy!!! XOXOXO.
11/14/2013: 2 years today since you have gone to the Bridge. I miss you very much and wish you were here to see Baby Parker. Maybe you sent him my way for a reason. One will never know! Run & play my beautiful boy! Until we meet again, I'll be thinking of you! Hugs & Kisses!!!
01/14/2013: Thinking of you today. Miss you my beautiful boy!! Have an extra bone today for me. Hugs and Kisses forever XOXOX Mommy
11/16/2014: Wow, it's been 3 years since you have been gone. I still miss you all the time & hope you are having a good time where you are. I love and miss you forever and a day! Lots of hugs and kisses to you!!
01/02/2015: Happy New Year's my sweet boy!!! I hope you are playing hard every day! I still miss you very much!! Hope you have many bones & treats in 2015 & I will be thinking of you often!!! Lots of Love & Kisses my sweet boy!! Love Mommy