Sunday, June 2, 2013

Remembering Niko 1999 -- 2013

It's been a really hard week as Karen and I said goodbye to our faithful Niko.  There aren't enough adjectives in any language to express how much we loved that animal.  We pray she is running free across the muskegs in heaven now and that some day we will rejoin her.

                   Karen's painting "Niko on Rug"   9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches    Watercolor 

                                   We miss Niko waiting for us on our deck

                             Niko was the perfect companion for a couple of artists.

               The positions she could find comfortable, never ceased to make us smile.

                            How we miss seeing her almost float across the muskegs.

                                    And her joining us for our nightly games.

We've been shedding a lot of tears this week.  We know we'll recover, but we'll always miss our beloved Niko.  I know it's crazy, but when I walked one of our usual routes today, I even felt she was with me. 


Susan Christensen said...

I know she IS with you, in sweet spirit, Don. Blessings to you both as you mourn this devastating loss. Love, sus

Barry said...

We have been with you through your joy and sorry. Niko was very special and the three of you were so good for one another. Remember the good times with fondness.

Di said...

This is very sad, so sorry for your loss.. Animals deserve more than anyone to live for a hundred years, they are the best companions, and the kindest. Take care of each other.

Don and Karen Cornelius Artwork said...

Thanks Sus, Barry and Di: Karen and I appreciate your words of comfort. They really help.
Don and Karen

Cindi said...

Very nice photos of a good friend. Losing a pet leaves a big hole in our lives. I'm very sorry for your loss. Cindi

Don and Karen Cornelius Artwork said...

Thanks Cindi: We sure miss her. Don