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Nigel June 2, 2008 - December 14, 2020


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We said goodbye to our sweet Nigel, Therapy Dog extraordinaire, last week.   His passing was swift and peaceful.

His hind end had been slowly failing for some time and he had lost his appetite.  Those big eyes were telling me he was tired and ready to go.

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Nigel came to us as a foster 9 exactly years ago,  after his first family decided he didn't fit into their lives once their new baby arrived, and it didn't take long before I knew he was staying here with us.   He was so handsome ....

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He aced both his Therapy Dog tests .... and had his own trading cards

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We visited at LTC and 3 schools.  He loved kids and every Thursday morning we would help 3rd graders with their reading.  The Autistic kindergarten kids would brush him until I thought he'd go bald!   He also spent time with a class for high anxiety middle school students.

Once we travelled with the school choir to our local LTC .....

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He was also the only one of my hounds that could catch treats...One of my favourite photos!

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Another favourite photo of my 'Original Three' ....  Ruby, Nixon and Nigel.  All together again....

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Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger) and Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos).   Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) and especially  Nigel (Nigel), waiting at the Bridge.

 

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I’m so sorry for your loss of handsome Nigel, Nancy. How lucky he was to have had a home with you for so many years. :brokenheart

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Tricia with Hopper the terrier mix and Kaia the wolfhound-schnauzer mix
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I am so sorry to see this and for the loss of your sweet boy. 

I am going to miss Nigel's Therapy Dog posts and pictures. He was a gorgeous boy and i loved seeing the pics of him being read to by the kids. 

Run pain-free, Nigel.  You will be missed by many, but never forgotten.  :f_red

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Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

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Just the best boy. This is a profound loss. Nancy, I am so sorry :grouphug

Godspeed Nigel :kiss2 

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:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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I am so sorry for your loss of the very special boy Nigel. Till you meet again may sweet memories help you smile.

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Nancy, I'm so glad Nigel stayed with you!  When a special dog who can do so much good and bring so much joy, finds the person who cares enough to share him unselfishly, it's a wonderful thing.  Imagine how many people he made smile, how many people whose days were brightened.  I know you'll miss him terribly, and so will his many friends.  We're so sad that he's gone. :grouphug

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Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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I'm so sorry your  special and loving boy is gone :( :cry1  :cry1  he was truly a good boy and was loved by so many and will be missed.

sending you many hugs.  :grouphug 

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He was such a wonderful boy!   We will miss him in the Club.     Sending hugs.   :grouphug 

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Nancy, I'm so sorry.

The Venerable Nigel was such a very good boy! The two of you did good work together. He will be missed by many.

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Miss Mam, we are so sorry that Nigel had to leave you.   He really was a very special boy, doing his therapy work.  He had such a lovely silver face.  He will be missed.  Hugs from:

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I’m so sorry for your loss of igel.

Jan with precious pups Katie Crazykatiebug, Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si) Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; and Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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I'm so very sorry. He was even more extraordinary than he was handsome--therapy dog work is a special calling and he excelled.

Godspeed Nigel.

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Nigel yu wer a :starand awl them kidlets and owld fowks that yu helped and luvved  ar gonna miss yu.

Mam, yu know we finking ov yu and the fambilee.

Likky kissis frum

Chancey and Nutmeg.

Luv frum Mum.

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