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Mikey and Nicholas

I was reading on a blog I found about someone who lost their dog. They person talked about how the dog became sick and was taken to the vet and was put to sleep. She also talks about how she was not there when they put her dog to sleep and how she felt so bad about that. She talks about how she felt afterwards without her dog around.

This got me said and I cried. I started thinking about my dog, Mikey. I remember back in 2009 when my cousin noticed that he had bumps near his pee thing and it was red. She also noticed he was lifting one of his leg when he went for walks. My mom and I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with having lymphoma cancer. He only lasted about 2 weeks before he had to be put to sleep. I decided to be in the room with him when they put him to sleep and I was able to hold him after it was done. It was the saddest thing I had ever had to do but I know it was the best for him. He couldn’t eat or drink and just refused to get up. He was just too cold. Thinking about that day I know that he is in a better place than being here suffering. It would have made me feel better that he was here but it would have also made me sad seeing him in so much pain.

Thinking about him I just started crying even more. But then I looked at Nicholas, my current dog, lying on my bed and I am just so grateful to have him in my life. Whenever I’m said he always knows what to do to cheer me up and I know he will cheer me up right now. He may never replace Mikey but he always has a special place in my heart. Mikey was the love of my life and if he was still around he will still be the love of my life but since he is no longer with us Nicholas has become the love of my life.


It’s been awhile since I’ve updated on the status of Nicholas. He has lately been a good boy. He’s learned to go pee on the pad in the upstairs bathroom. He just hasn’t learned to poop on the pad. He poops on the floor in the upstairs bathroom, around the pad.

He still climbs up on the dining table but if I’m downstairs with him I make sure to watch him that he doesn’t go up on the table. When I’m upstairs or I go out then I have to remember to push my chair in or he will go up on the table. So far he hasn’t gone up on the table in awhile.

He doesn’t sleep with me in my room at night anymore. He sleeps on his own bed outside the bathroom by the stairs in the upstairs hallway. He is getting used to sleeping there. In the beginning he would outside my door and cry and scratch it.

I’m just so happy that he is learning to be a good boy.


Nicholas still has not been behaving. He is still going up onto the dining table. He is also still peeing in the house because both my mom and I smell pee everywhere in the living room and dining room.

He doesn’t even listen when we try to teach him to sit or lie down. I guess I will have to keep at it and hope he learns. He also likes to pull me when he walks which I’ve been trying to get him not to do. Not working at all. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Maybe it just takes some time because he hasn’t had any training or teaching in three years.

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