Here we are, my final thoughts about our buddy Nickels. I want to apologize in advance if it ends up being long winded, but I want to touch upon the life of Nickels as much as I can. I couldn't fit all my thoughts in one post so please also check the comment section to view it's entirety.
It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows from the get go for Nickels. Like any group of people who work together, we all have different views and opinions. It wasn't any different when it came down to the idea of getting a dog for the firehouse. I won't go into specifics but Nickels ended up staying, of course. Even though there were those who never considered Nickels family, that's okay, there is a reason why there's the saying, dogs are better than people. I do want to talk about the people who welcomed Nickels with open arms and who went above and beyond for him during his three years with us. There are quite a few guys but I want to mention specifically Martha, Tony, Mike, Capt Belmonte and Lt Scarangello. Each one loved Nickels wholeheartedly and went the extra mile for him, and Nickels reciprocated that love back. We are hurting badly with the lost of Nickels and it'll take time for this scar over our hearts to heal.
This photo was taken on the day we were interviewed by Fox 5's Linda Schmidt in collaboration with Animal Medical Center. You can check out the video clip that's located in his profile. This was the birthplace of a rising star and I thought to myself, "why not share his life story?" So, came the beginnings of his Instagram account. (Part 1 of 3)