Nikko, My Forever Friend!

by Nilza
(New Haven, CT)

Nikko

Nikko

From the moment I saw you, it was love at first sight. We grew together, hand and hand we walked in the sun, rain, snow and off to so many wonderful places together. You loved the beach and would wag your tail as we grew closer and closer to it. We moved boulders together and walked around some too.

When I was down, you brought me up. You are my strength, my best friend, and always will be! The distance between us is only temporary because our love will never keep us apart. Boo Boo, unconditional love, so smart, protective, alert and handsome.

When you were diagnosed with this disease, I kept you alive for 2 more wonderful years. I know for a fact that putting you down was a true test of my love for you! Like the poem says, If there was a staircase to heaven, I would walk them and bring you home with me again.

There are not enough words to explain the sadness and grief I have. I'm overwhelmed from this pain.

Good times and bad, you made it easier to deal with. You were a member of our family for so many years, every spring, summer, fall, winter, holidays, birthdays, and vacations.

On the 25th day of each month, I cry, and every night at bedtime I still say goodnight to my Boo Boo. I miss you so much! I never knew how deep this pain can be...until now. It will be a year this month, on January 25th, 2014. I miss you so so much.

My love for you will never die, Nikko! Till we meet again at the Rainbow Bridge!

I love you!!!! XXOOXXOOXXO

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Mami 12/13/16
by: Anonymous

Another year has gone by and I still think of and miss you so much! You're always on my mind, especially now during the holidays. It still feels so empty without you.

I never realized what a big part of my life was surrounding myself with you... and I enjoyed ever single minute of it.

Boo, a few days ago we had some snow, and all I thought of was how much you loved it.

I know you found some friends in rainbow heaven, and they are lucky to have you too!

I love you, Boo, forever and ever. XOXOXO

My Precious Boo
by: Mami (11/16/16)

Hi Boo. I think of you all the time. Tonight as I look outside, I think of us.

It's has been a few years now and I hold you and our memories close to my heart. I wish every day that you were here with me, then I am grateful for having had you in my life. My life is empty without you.

Hugs and kisses until we meet again.....XOXOXO

My Precious Boo
by: Mommie 9/9/16

My Precious Boo, I miss you so much it's heart breaking still. I love you and always will keep you close.

It has been 3 years and 8 months and I still say good night and talk to you all the time. I hope that you and Matt are together, sharing the love that you both once shared.

Baby, I can't wait to hold and kiss you again. It has been too long. I pull out your bedding and leash now and again just to get a whiff of you. I still have your favorite toys, the ones you and I played with. The others were donated. I know you won't mind, you always shared.

Baby, in case you havent heard it enough... I miss and love you forever......XOXO forever and ever!

My Precious Boo
by: Mommie

Boo, it's been 3 years and 6 months and it feels like yesterday. I miss you and shed tears each day. I never thought that I would survive without you, but I know you're still with me. I think of you all the time, keeping our memories close to my heart and alive.

I wish that you could have been with me forever but the illness took you from me. But never our bond, love and memories. I look forward to meeting at the pearly gates by the rainbow bridge.

You're the best thing that has ever happened to me!

Love you forever and ever!!

XOXO

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 1.24.16

Hello Boo. Tomorrow will be 3 WHOLE years since I had to make the decision. I know I made the right one because "My Boo" is not suffering anymore.

Boo Boo, here I am three years. I still miss you so so much! You were "my life" and I know that I was yours.

You would have loved it today because we got so much snow. You loved to play in it and eat it!

I can't wait to see you again. I miss you.

I will never ever forget us! Luv you forever!!!

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 9.25.15

Boo, its has been 2 years and 8 months and I still miss you so..... Boo, tonight I miss you more!

I hope that you are feeling better and looking down and watching over me. I will see you soon, Boo.

I did not want us to part but I could not stand to see you suffer. My true test of my love for you was when I made that decision. You are the best thing that ever happened to me!

XOXOXO

My Baby
by: Mommie June 1, 2015

Hi Baby, I know you came to see me the other day. I just knew it was you, I heard you.You can visit anytime! You made me smile again!

I miss you too, boo!

My life is not the same without you. I think of you all the time. All the walks and playtime! I wish we could do it all over again, and be together. You are who keeps me grounded. I needed you more than you needed me. We were good for each other, or YOU were good for me.

Boo Boo, luv you forever, my baby!!!

Hugs and kisses forever and ever.....XOXO

Nikko, My Boo Boo
by: Mommie 3/8/15

Boo Boo, you would love it here now. Lots and lots of snow.

I remember how much you love to dunk your face in the snow and eat it too! Every time I see the snow, I think of just YOU and ME in it!

Boo, I really do miss you! Hugs and kisses forever and ever, Boo!

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 2.24.2015

Hi Baby, I dreamed you came to see me.

I wish that we can go back in time just so I can hold you just one more time! Not one day goes by without me thinking of you. You will always be in my heart. You can come and see me anytime. I love you baby!

My Boo Boo 1.25.15
by: Mommie

Gm Boo 2 years have gone by and I miss you every single day. Today is real tough because I made the hardest decision to let you go in peace. You rested so peacefully. It broke my heart, but it was not about me. I love you forever! Run free Boo ♡♡♡

My Boo Boo
by: Mommie 1.13.15

Happy New Year, Boo! I miss you....so much. Goodnight my baby. XO You're always in my thoughts.

My Baby
by: Mommie 12.2.14

Good Night my Boo. I haven't and won't ever forget us! You will always be in my heart forever and ever! Miss you baby. XOXOXO!!!!

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 11/11/14

Boo, I lay here tonight thinking how time has gone by and my pain has not eased. This morning in church tears just rolled down, nonstop.

It will be Thanksgiving in a few weeks. How you disliked all the noise. You were so sweet with everyone but stood to yourself and watched every movement.

Boo, this morning I went out with my coffee onto the deck and thought of us. How we would walk every morning together. How I miss those mornings. Those walks and you kept me grounded.

I know you were there with me this morning. I felt you close to me. I smiled and told you that I love you and miss you so. Like I do every night before I say good night.

This mark you left in my heart is a memory that I will cherish every day for the rest of my life. I feel blessed that we met and spent so many wonderful years!

I love you forever, Boo Boo.

To My Baby, Nikko
by: Mommie 10.22.14

Tonight I lay down and think that Friday October 25th is my baby Nikko's 11th birthday.

On January 25, 2013 I had to put my Best Friend, my Love, down to rest. It was the saddest day of my life. I remember it so vividly. I knew it was the best thing to do for my Boo. A true test of our friendship!

He was my one and only baby. I had him ever since he was 15 weeks. Nikko was 9 years old, going on 10, when he told me he was ready. This Friday, October 24th, is his 11th birthday. "Happy Birthday Boo"!! I love you and miss you! XOXO

Words cannot explain how dark and empty my soul felt and still is. The loneliness I feel without him in my life.

I miss waking up and walking him. Playing and cuddling. Our walks at the beach were his favorite, and mine too. He was such a good boy and never complained.

His illness came on when he was almost 6 years old. For almost two years and test after test, nothing was found. Then, one day I was told he had kidney failure. I cried and cried. I cannot explain the hurt and pain that I felt. I was so angry.

I prayed and prayed that this was a mistake. I asked God to guide me. How can I be without my Boo? Why my Boo, God? Why?, I asked. He is my Rock, my Soul, my only True Love! So many questions left unanswered.

I could tell that his quality of life was deteriorating quickly even though I tried everything I read. I could see he was in pain at times. We would just cuddle or he would lay down by me so I could pet him. And I would. Tears would roll down my face and he would lick my hand over and over, saying "Thank you mommie".

After almost two years I just knew the time was here to stop his suffering and pain, even though he hung in there and fought a good fight.

I held you so tight that morning and whispered in your ear how much I loved you and would miss you. I cried silently and told you of all the beautiful things we did and how many more you would see.

I stood with you till your last breath. My heart and soul broke in two at that moment. I hugged you so gently. Until we meet again, I said.

I miss my best friend, my companion, the love of my life.

Nikko will never be forgotten. I will cherish and hold really tight all the good times that we had together. Until we meet again, my Boo!

Mommy loves you! Run and be free of pain and have fun with all your furry friends over the rainbow bridge. Happy Birthday my baby!! XOXOXOXO

My Boo Boo 10.15.14
by: Mommie

Boo LOVE, it will be your birthday in nine days. It's been 1 year and 9 months since you told me you were ready. I didn't want to be selfish so I did what had to be done. I stood with you till your last breath and you tail rose up lightly and gently fell.

My heart broke in two at that moment. What mattered was that you were not suffering anymore.

Boo, you are the best thing that has ever happened in my life. And I Thank GOD everyday for this gift. I still miss you and talk to you. I know you're listening. I miss you every day. I love you, Boo!♡♡♡♡

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 9.20.14

Good morning Boo. This morning you are especially on my mind. It has been over a year and a half, and it seems like yesterday that you were here with me.

My heart aches with sadness, and tears still run down my face. No one knows what it meant to me to lose the most precious gift that God gave me.

Your footprint will always be carried in my heart and soul. I miss you so.....XO

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 9.5.14

Hi my baby. Summer has come and gone again. My second summer without you. I still feel you near me!

Nikko, your presence near me is what helps me to know that you're all right! I miss you so so much and wish Every Single Day you were here by my side. I know it's impossible.

I hang on to our good times, memories that only you and I have shared. LOL, you still make me laugh...XOXO

My Boo 7.28.14
by: Mommie

Boo Boo, I don't know how I made it through this weekend! It was so emotional for me. It's a whole 1 1/2 years, Baby, and the emptiness and pain are here.

I miss you so much and think of you all the time. ou were/ARE my Knight and Shining Star!

Luv you, Boo Boo!!!

Missing My Angel
by: Mommie 7.24.2014

Baby, tomorrow is 1 1/2 years since I said Goodbye for now but not forever!

Tonight I sit at our "spot" looking at the stars. Remember how I would point them to you and you would "look" like you knew what I said. You probably did...

I wonder if you are one of those stars looking down at me! You were so smart and handsome, and always watched over me!

Boo Boo, my journey without you is so empty and hollow. I could not see you in pain. I could not be selfish. A true "test" of my love and friendship that I had for you the day I made the decision not to see you suffer anymore.

I kept you healthy and comfortable for 2 extra years. The best time of our lives.

Baby, I hope that you're running, playing with Maytrix and all the other new friends you both have made. I say "Goodnight" every night, Boo Boo!

I love you baby!

My Boo
by: Mommie

Dear Boo, tonight Mom and I went to your favorite place, the beach. Like we often did with you. O how difficult it was for me... You were on my mind all the time. Every inch that we walked, I felt you near my heart.

Boo Boo, I miss you so much! I remember how I used to think to myself that it was your turn to read the paper. You would stop and smell every inch of the pavement on the Broad Walk. How I miss that!

I know you are not in any pain, so that eases the pain that I have in my heart. Baby, I know you know that you are the Best Thing that has ever happen to me!

Hugs and Kisses until we meet at the Rainbow Bridge... I Luv you!!!! :)

Boo Boo
by: Mommie 4.2.14

Boo, another season without you in my life. I miss you watching me, especially this time of year when it's time to work outside. Nikko, you brought so much joy into my life. At least, I have the memories of you and me.

Boo, I know you're not suffering, and this keeps me at peace! Lots of XOXO ♡♥♡♥

My Boo Boo
by: Mommie

Hi Boo, just want to say Hello and how are you? I miss us so much. You are in my heart forever!

Always and Forever!! ♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥

My Boo Boo
by: Nilza

Boo Boo, it's a whole year that you've been gone. I made the hardest decision of my entire life, to put you to sleep. It is embedded in my mind and I just can't forget that day.

Friends say, it will get easier as time goes on but it doesn't feel like it! I miss you, our walks, our play time and our naps♥. I still cry for you and get all choked up when I speak of you.

You were The Best Thing that has ever happened to me, and for that I'm grateful! I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to have loved you!

I will always LOVE YOU and always keep you close to me in my heart. Hugs and a bunch of kisses, my Boo Boo!!!.

♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡

A Friend
by: Nikko

Nikko is in a good place without pain. He is running, playing and eating well. He definitely misses you and you him.

Would you want him to suffer? I don't think so. I think that is why you made the decision that you did. You put your feelings aside and made him the priority as always we do.

He knew you would come through for him and he very much appreciates it. With that he knew you loved him very much!

The pain will ease with time, but your love for him will always be there in your heart!

Amber
by: Nilza

I am so sorry for you loss Amber. I feel that they hear us and find comfort knowing that we keep them close to our hearts.

Thank you for commenting.

Sorry
by: bruce

I'm so sorry for your loss. I still say goodnight to my dog Amber every night also. I hope she can hear me and knows that I miss her so badly.

Chinnie
by: Nilza

May God walk and guide us during this difficult time in our lives. It is a journey that God has placed us on to learn what a true friend we have had the opportunity to have in life.

Thank you for your comment. May Chinnie find Nikko and touch and play together.

Nikko
by: Lorraine

I am so truly sorry for the loss of your beloved friend. I so understand the pain of losing someone you love and cherish. It does get a bit easier by the second year, but I can say it still hurts in our hearts.

Not a day goes by when I don't think of my little girl. What she gave me in life no human can ever come close to giving. I believe Heaven is what we make it. So your heaven will be with Nikko someday, as mine will be with my chinnie. My thoughts are with you at this time.

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