Friday, September 6, 2013

Goodbye, sweet Nicholas

Many of you will remember that back in December, AZGRC rescued an amazing dog they named Nicholas.  Nicholas had a growth on his face and required extensive surgery to remove it.  If you would like to read the original posts (GRAPHIC), please click here.  Despite all that he had been through, Nicholas bounced back with all the grace of a Golden.

We all knew right from the start that Nicholas was indeed special.
 We had hoped to add him as a member of our family, but fate had other plans.  Nicholas remained in the loving arms of his foster people, Kara and Bob.
I enjoyed meeting him at his coming out party.  Nick was very stoic that day, accepting that he was indeed king of Nick Nation.  I know quite a few of you made donations for his care - Nick would not have been able to experience all the joy life can bring without your help.  Thank you so much.
Nick and I
Nicholas crossed to the bridge this morning surrounded by the folks who loved him best.  Rest in peace, sweet Nicholas. 
AZGRC's Amazing Nicholas


  1. Awwww, sorry to hear it was his time to cross the bridge. :( Goodbye dear Nicholas.

  2. Oh, I remember the story of this sweet, sweet boy and I am so sorry to read about his loss. Even though I never met Nicholas, I felt like I knew him by your posts and those on FB, he truly touched the heart of so many who like me cheered him on from the sidelines, as he recovered from the surgery. His story is a testament and perfect reminder of the difference that 'rescue' can make, and I'm so grateful to AZGRC and so many that helped to make a difference for this precious boy when he needed it the most. Finally I'm also thankful that Nicholas was able to find a home where he was safe, happy, and knew what it was like to be loved and adored--I think we would agree that all dogs deserve that.

    God speed Nicholas--We will light our candle to help you find your way to the Rainbow Bridge ...

  3. I do remember Nick, thank you to all who helped him spend his remaining days loved and cared for. Fly free sweet boy.

  4. We are so sorry to hear that Nicholas has made his trip to the rainbow bridge. Run free and fast sweet one. Bless you.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Nicholas and for all who loved him.

    May he run like the wind...

  6. Sorry to hear that Nicholas has crossed the bridge. But we're sure he knew that he was so loved by his foster parents...

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. We remembered Nicholas.
    RIP free and be free...

    June & mom

  8. So sorry to hear his time had come, but nice to know that so many people cared.

  9. We are so very sorry. Godspeed, sweet Nicholas.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  10. I'm so sorry to hear the news about Nicholas. I know he had a very special place in your heart.

  11. We are so sorry Nicholas didn't have the chance to stay longer with those who loved him.

  12. We Huskys get Silver Harnesses -

    I bet woo Goldens get Golden Tennis Balls -

    Run Free Sweet Nicholas!

    Woo knew the best love fur the last months of your special life!

    Khyra, Khousin Harley, and Golden Angel Khousins Lexy, Sierra, and Merdie

  13. Run free buddy! We know you will be missed. Lee and Phod

  14. So very sorry to hear about Nicholas. But how wonderful that he had such a loving home and so many good friends for the last days of his life. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. So sorry to hear this! Sending lots of woofs & huggies!! :)

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  16. I'm so sorry. He was an amazing boy.

  17. I was so sorry to read this news today. Our fur friends bring us some of the sweetest moments of our lives but also some of the most heartbreaking. Knowing they are whole and happy once more when they leave us is a comforting warmth that takes away some of the sting of the parting.
    Sending my prayers!

    Tina xo

  18. So sorry to hear about Nicholas. I'm glad he was able to spend his last months surrounded by so much love and comfort.

    Susan and Wrigs

  19. Condolences to all who knew & loved Nicholas.

    Rest in Peace,Nicholas.

  20. What a dear sweet boy, blessing sent to you all.

  21. O Nicholas... We love yeu.

    What a beautiful second chance in life, what a beautiful soul...

    Our hearts are broken teunight, but we extend our thanks teu all wheu gave Sweet Boy his best days.

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

  22. So sorry to hear this, but glad too, that he enjoyed his last parts of life.
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  23. So sorry to hear of Nick's passing He sure was a beauty. Run free now, sweet Nicholas knowing that you were well and truly loved. You will be missed.

  24. Rest in Peace sweet boy... another wonderful failed foster, I see! They truly are the best.

  25. So sorry to hear of Nicolas' passing. It is wonderful he was able to spend his final days with love. Big hugs to his foster family for being there for him.