Friday, December 3, 2010

My Dog Niqui

This post is not about quilting...but IT is about my quilting buddy.  My black miniature poodle, Niqui.

Niqui turned 10 years old on Nov. 4th.  My husband gave her to me as a surprise birthday present in 2001.  I was a little upset with him, because we already had 2 other dogs and I really didn't want another puppy to deal with.  It didn't take long for me to fall in love with her though.  Niqui was so tiny and snugly and she loved to sit on my lap.  She has become my constant companion, always following me all over the house, and especially into my sewing room.  In my sewing room, her favorite spot is under the table I have set up, by my sewing table, for my little iron.  If I was sewing, she was ALWAYS there!

Today we had to have her put to sleep.  Niqui began to get sick last weekend and we found out on Wed. that she was going through kidney failure.  My dear husband (knowing how much I love Niqui) agreed to try dialysis on her!!!  Today we were told that it didn't work, so we made the only decision that we knew was right.

Niqui has been at the vet since Wed., so I went there this afternoon, held her for the last time, and petted her while the doctor was giving her the medicine to make her "go to sleep".  Of course I was crying, but frankly, I didn't care.  Niqui was my shadow and a good and loyal dog.  I will miss her.



  1. I am so sorry. I know how hard that is. (HUGS)

  2. Well, first I looked at the photo and laughed because of the purple nail polish! Then I read the rest of the post and cried with you. =( I don't have a pet, so I can't say I really know what that's like, but I do love animals and can imagine the pain you're feeling too. I do know that the comfort lies in them not having pain. Thinking of you as you're missing your baby. (((HUGS)))

  3. i'm sorry, Jackie. I've been there, so know how tough it is.

  4. I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your little furry friend. I write this with tears in my eyes as I understand your pain having lost our dear Abby after 16 years not so awful long ago.

  5. I am so sorry, I went through this with my beloved Toby earlier this year, he too had kidney failure, and it was heartbreaking. Dogs are such wonderful friends.


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