When Nikki and River’s mom called me to schedule a session, she knew Nikki was declining with cancer that had spread to her spine, so we scheduled a session as quickly as we could. Nikki, a 12-year-old black lab, was amazing for us. She couldn’t move very well on her own and was taken over with fatigue, but she was so accommodating and patient with us – just content to be with her mom and brother River. She could no longer swim, her favorite pastime, but you could see a light in her eyes when she saw her water frisbee.
Her brother River is a 4-year-old chocolate lab husky mix and as calm and sweet as his sister. He kept her young in her senior days, nudging her persistently until she would agree to play and they would guard the front room of the house together. Nikki crossed over the rainbow bridge the day after this session, and she will be dearly missed.