In Loving Memory of Nico the wonder berner's page
Last Updated 18 July 2010


Nico came to us on August 7, 2006 and left us way too soon. We do not know how old he was since the papers that the rescue recieved do not seem to be authentic. He was saved from a puppy mill in Michigan and was one of 2 breeding males. He was found by chance by a prospective puppy buyer and saved through the hard work of a local rescue organization. Click Here to see what he looked like once he was freed. The picture above was taken a few days after we got Nico and he seemed to fit right in here. Below are some pictures of him from when he came to us until now.


Here are 2 pictures during and after his first bath with us. He had an accident in the crate so this was literally his first hour with us. He was about 58 lbs in these pictures.


That first week or so, he preferred to be outside. He didn't seem to understand that he was welcome everywhere so we gave him his space and let him figure that out for himself.


Eventually, he picked his favorite spot in the house which also happens to be the hardest to get around. After all he has been through, he can lay anywhere he wants. So, we put his bed there and that is where he usually wants to be.


Here is nico laying whith his front paws crossed. He seems to do this naturally in case you were wondering if this was posed.


Everyone gets dressed up for Halloween!


And he is filling out quite nicely.

Here are a few videos of Nico in the house and running with Stacey down the end of the street to the open space. They are fairly large so they may take a while to download.

Nico in the house with Stacey

Nico running with Stacey

Nico nesting on the bed (Large File)

Nico Holding hands (Large File)

Nico Takes Me for a Walk (Large File) Click Here to view on YouTube

A Memorial for Nico(Large File) Click Here to view on YouTube