In August of 2012, with great sadness, we said good-bye to a faithful friend, Nikki. Nikki was with us from the day we moved into Gleaner Gardens as a rambunctious puppy and became the ultimate watch-dog, always letting us know when something or someone was in the yard, that is, until she lost her hearing. Her favorite pastime was hunting rabbits and voles, and an occasional woodchuck, which she was very good at. Just short of her 14th birthday, we laid her to rest in the pet cemetery under the pine trees, surrounded by rhododendrons. She will be forever in our hearts and forever missed.