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Born:November 6, 2008
Kansas
Died:June 9, 2020
Florida
Hello...My name is Niko Hensley

My nickname is: Niki Doodle, Doodle Bug, Noodle Doodle
(My crazy mom has a lot of weird nicknames for me!)
My breed is: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, tri-colored
My age is: 11-1/2 years
My favorite human food is: Chicken & Cheese but I also like eggs
My biggest fear: Being left alone
My favorite thing to do: Besides nap during the day, I like to play the game where my mama tells me to come here and I turn around and run the other direction.
Where do I sleep: I have several comfy sleeping spots around the house--quilt on the living room floor, pet bed (which ironically I don't sleep in because the cat likes to sleep there), but I like to sleep in some of mom's clothes on the floor or on the nice cool tile floor.
Do I love car rides? Love them! As long as I'm sitting on mom's lap with my head on the window watching as we drive. I really like when mom opens the window and I can feel the breeze blowing through my hair.
What do I hate the most: That gray cat--I think her name is Bella but mom calls her Fatty--she is always swinging at me. She is not friendly. Why did mom bring her home???
Do I snore? If I'm in a really deep sleep.

Photos
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Enjoying my birthday bone
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I fell in love with you before I met you. Look at that face!
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Niko at 4 months old, before I adopted him.
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How can anyone not fall in love with that face?
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You loved napping in your crate
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Or napping in my bed
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Memorabilia (audio, video, files, documents, etc.)
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Rainbow Bridge
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Wings
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Letter to Niko.docx
Letter to Niko
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Personal Notes

My Dear Niko, My heart is still shattered. There is pain I had never imagined and could never imagine ever feeling again. You were my other child and I still can't believe you are gone. I'm so sorry I couldn't save you. I tried to be a good pet mom. I think I did everything right that should've afforded you a long, healthy life and yet I couldn't save you from the dreadful effects of CHF. CHF robbed us of more time together. We should've had more than 11-1/2 years together. I miss you, my sweet boy, every day. I miss seeing your sweet face and holding you at night. You will live forever in my heart and you will never be forgotten. The one thing that gives me just a little bit of peace and hope is that one day I will see you again. When my time is done, we will be reunited at the Rainbow Bridge and I will scoop you up and carry you in my arms up the stairway to heaven where we will spend eternal life together. Forever Love...Always Missed...Never Forgotten Love, Mom
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RIP precious angel.
Added by Raquel Ruiz


My Dear Niko,

My heart is still shattered. There is pain I had never imagined and could never imagine ever feeling again. You were my other child and, nearly 5 months later, I still can't believe you are gone. I did everything I could've that should've given you a long, healthy life...but I couldn't save you from CHF.

We should've had more than 11-1/2 years together. But I am grateful for those 11-1/2 years I had you in my life. I wish it were so much more.

I miss you, my sweet boy, every day.

I miss seeing your sweet face and holding you at night.

You will live forever in my heart and you will never be forgotten.

The one thing that gives me just a little bit of peace is that knowing that one day I WILL see you again and we will walk into heaven together. And when I see you again, it will be like no time has passed.

But, for now, my sweet Niko, my lil' doodle bug, my heart aches. I miss you sooo much.

Forever love...always missed...never forgotten


Added by Love always, Mom


Happy Birthday in Heaven to my beautiful baby boy, Niko, who would be 12 today. I miss you so much and can't believe you're not here for your birthday party.

Since I won't be able to take a new photo of you today, I made a collage of past birthdays. I love you and I miss you so much. Knowing that one day we will be reunited at the Rainbow Bridge is what keeps me going.

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Niko Hensley (11/6/08 - 6/9/20)
Forever & Never Ending Love
Always Missed
Never Forgotten
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Added by Mom


Happy Birthday in Heaven to my beautiful baby boy, Niko, who would be 12 today. I miss you so much and can't believe you're not here for your birthday party.

Since I won't be able to take a new photo of you today, I made a collage of past birthdays. I love you and I miss you so much. Knowing that one day we will be reunited at the Rainbow Bridge is what keeps me going.

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Niko Hensley (11/6/08 - 6/9/20)
Forever & Never Ending Love
Always Missed
Never Forgotten
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Added by Mom


To My Darling Niko. I will always remember the happiness you brought us at home. You were the perfect Dog, sweet and loving and a little bit goofy. You loved making friends with all the dogs in the neighnorhood. You posed so beautifully every time your Human Mom took your picture or made you dress up in those silly clothes. Then you got sick and it took such a toll on everyone. We all miss you so much. We tried to show our love and celebrated what would have been your 12th Birthday yesterday. The only thing missing was you. But there was so much love for you. Until we meet again my sweet Niko at the Rainbow Bridge, I wish cherish all the memories we've had. I love you and miss you. Grandma Barb
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To my sweet baby boy...
This Christmas is just not the same without your sweet face watching me as I'm wrapping presents and decorating the tree. In fact, if I hadn't left the tree up from last year, we probably wouldn't even have one this year.
I miss you so much, not a day goes by without me thinking of you and missing you. I'm sure you can see how much I'm missing you. I hope you're having fun and playing with your friends at the Rainbow Bridge like Lil' Bear, Chloe, Meeka, Rocky and all your new friends I'm sure you've made. You were always such a friendly, happy dog, making friends with everybody, human or animal.
I'm sending this wish to you to hope you have a very merry Christmas and to let you know that mama loves you and will never forget you. You are forever in my heart and always on my mind. I love you so much, my sweet lil' doodle bug.

I can't wait 'til I can meet you at the Rainbow Bridge, scoop you in my arms, and give you a big hug and smooch.

Forever Love

Added by Love you always, Mama.


My precious baby boy Niko,
Oh, how much I miss you. I miss seeing you first thing in the morning. I miss scooping you up and carrying you to bed at night. Life is not the same without you. I miss you every minute of every day. My heart is still broken from losing you. I missing our snuggles in the early morning hours. I miss your soft snore when you're lying next to me with my arm under you. I miss taking naps with you on the couch. I hope you are having fun and playing with your friends at the Rainbow Bridge. I'm glad you are no longer suffering with your heart and breathing problems, but the pain of losing you is still so raw. Today is Super Bowl Sunday and I will miss you barking at the puppies on TV while watching The Puppy Bowl. You were such a bright light in my life and now I just feel darkness. I miss you so much my beautiful baby boy and will love you always. You are forever in my heart. Forever Love.

Added by Love you always, Mama.