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Hi there! My name is Nikki. I've been with Zepp© and Redd since I was 3 years old. Can you believe I spent my first 3 years named Prissy? Boy I am sure glad Z&R (along with some help from my Uncle Bill) changed my name. If there's one thing I'm not, it's prissy! I am actually pretty much of a tomboy if you want to know the truth.
I love to hunt lizards, birds, and squirrels. The lizards run when they see me coming on the deck. Occasionally I do catch one, much to Zepp© and Redd's dismay. I only know one speed - F A S T ! ! ! ! I trip a lot (I'm a clutz) but I get there ahead of everyone else. My long legs seem to help in this endeavor. Even though I am tall, I stay low to the ground. I hate being picked up and held. I will jump in your lap if you are sitting, but please don't try to carry me around.
I love to play with old socks, and I have my own stuffed animal - a cow named Moo. Redd bought it for me, and I love it so much. Of course, someone (I won't name names) chewed one of the horns off of her. You just can't keep nice things with these other two dogs around. Thankfully Casey has not given Moo a lobotomy like he has to all of his stuffed animals. I think he may have wanted to be a brain surgeon when he was a pup. That or a double naught spy.
I think the ultimate embarrassment of my life was when I had to be completely shaved for medical reasons. The vet left my tail fur intact, and I looked like a ballerina. I felt like a fool. It took months to grow back in. I hope I never have to go through that again.
The best day of my life was the day Z&R brought me home in November of '95. I had been looking for them my whole life. Casey even welcomed me - at first. When he realized that I was staying - well, lets just say he sulked for about a week. Ginger really didn't pay any attention to me, and I kind of tried to be quiet around her. I knew she was sick, and I didn't want to upset her.
Zepp©'s Note: Nikki is such a loving dog. It is hard to imagine anyone giving her up, but two other owners did. She has found a permanent spot with us. We only know that she was born in August of 1992, so we celebrate her birthday on the day of the month that matches her age. We also know she lived in West Texas for most of her life before us - this may account for her tomboyish ways. We hope that we make her as happy as she makes us.
Update August 29, 2008 --- Yesterday afternoon about 4:30 Nikki left to go be with all the past family pets. It was much harder to let her go than I imagined it would be. It seems that part of my day is missing as she is no longer here to be taken care of. She will be missed but remembered greatly.