Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: No training
Stephenville, Texas, United States
Posted September 27, 2016
Nikki was a childhood dog and so it's been a long time, but her heroism will never be forgotten.
She was a protector - not that she barked at everything that moved - more like a real-life Lassie. She was everything that dogs in heartwarming movies are.
The best example is this: we lived way out in the country in Kentucky in the 1980s and it was common to let farm dogs go around with their friends. One day, Nikki, and her best friend, Casey the neighbor's dog, didn't come home.
They showed up weeks later. Nikki had gangrene in her stomach where she had possibly been shot. Casey was missing a foot. It was determined that Casey had been caught in a bear trap and that Nikki had stayed with her until they could get her free.
Sadly, Nikki's gangrene was advanced and she was put down. It was heartbreaking. Casey lived another few years because her very best friend stayed with her. Now that is the story of an incredible dog.