This is Niko. He came into my life after a tragic event. I was driving home from Simi Valley, CA one day and got a call from my sister who was crying. She told me that she had to put down her beloved dog Jack and needed me to be there with her. Needless to say, that was a terrible day for her and for me for that matter. I convinced my sister that the only way to heal after such a loss was to get another dog, and, well, here he is! There is still sadness when I think of that day with Jack, but this little face of Niko's really helps put a smile on just about everyone's faces!