I don’t think Nikita realised she was a dog!
AMANDA SAYS Nikita tells me she passed over a month ago. She had lymphoma cancer and knows nothing could have been done. Nikita says she has been with Natasha and her family since she was a puppy and was only five when she passed. Nikita talks about her Nanny, who is Natasha’s partner’s mum, and how much she adores her and her “daddy”, Natasha’s partner.
Nikita brings through Natasha’s grandfather Parnee, who brings through a cat called Oran, who was Natasha’s partner’s cat, and a dog, Skyla, who tells me she passed from lung problems.
Nikita is so excited to connect with Natasha and is jumping everywhere like she always did. Nikita always loved car rides and got as many as she could. She knows Natasha is angry at herself for not seeing the illness but it was undetected for a long time and she saw no symptoms until just before the end. Nikita rolls over and shows me Natasha’s foot tickling her stomach – this was “tummy tickle time”. I don’t think Nikita realised she was a dog!
NATASHA SAYS I reached out to Amanda to get some closure with the passing of our beautiful fur baby – it happened so quickly. I needed to know Nikita was OK and that we made the right decision. I was blown away by how Amanda described her personality, and by having my other husky Skyla, who also passed, come through. Knowing they found each other is a comfort.
It’s lovely knowing that my grandad, or Parnie to the great-grandkids, was there for Nikita as we were worried about her being on her own. Our pain and grief has eased now we know there was nothing more we could have done, and that we made the right decision. Knowing she loved us and thanks us for a wonderful life will stay with us forever. It makes me smile that she still wants the “tickle-tum” and that she didn’t think she was a dog. She was our fur-baby daughter. We miss her so much and we were so lucky to have had her in our life.
Nikita was excited to connect with Natasha.
She loved her family.