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The Kavanagh Family

BORN: ??/??/2000
ADOPTED: 01/14/2009
Rainbow Bridge: 10/15/2009
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Nikki came to us as a foster dog from Golden Bond Rescue. She was the oldest dog we ever fostered at around 8~9 years old. We picked her up just before Thanksgiving in 2008. She was a little scared at first. But she bonded with Cinnamon very quickly. She also bonded with us. Her eye were mesmerizing. She was so sweet. She especially bonded with Cyn.

After Christmas is was time to start looking for a forever home for her. But by January we decided to keep her, so we became foster failures

Over the next several months she was teaching Cinnamon some manners, and Cinnamon was teaching Nikki to have more fun. Nikki really started to enjoy car rides. If we said car, she would do the happy dance (Cinnamon just runs to the back door).

When Nikki was very happy and would run over to you, she looked like a small bear with her trot. So cute.

Nikki was more then just a older sister to Cinnamon. Cinnamon hates fireworks and gunfire. She would go basically crazy and shaking all over. We were down in Disneyland at an RV park. The nightly fireworks were going off. Cinnamon was under a table curled in a ball and violently shaking. Nikki came over and curled around her to console her. It was very touching.

Nikki loved the car, she loved the RV. She just liked going places with her family and her best friend Cinnamon.

Then on sad morning in October she woke us up at 5am breathing strangely. We got up to figure out what was wrong. 15 minutes later she stopped. We took her to the Emergency vet, but she was gone. The vet stated it was probably some sudden blood disease that would not have been easily diagnosed. The day before she had been fine and playing, but this day she was gone.

Cyn, Mark and Cinnamon were devastated. We only had her for about 11 months and now she was gone. But we know she had a great 11 months with use. We saw her get happier everyday she was with us. We still miss our Nikki-girl, her happy dance, her bear-prance, and most of all her eyes. But we know she is waiting for us at the rainbow bridge with Flame.

We love you Nikki!!

Nikki's favorite links
A friend of our sent us this message, which I hope is true:

Just this side of Heaven is a place called The Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together........

Author Unknown

Page last edited on: 03/25/17

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