I went out of town for an extended weekend and sure enough, Niko was on my mind often. I thought of him every time i saw a four legged creature. When I returned, I let Niko out of his crate. He danced around me, hopping and darting back and forth playfully. He let me pet him and hug him a little bit. What's interesting is that Niko took a few minutes to sniff me. It was as though he was making sure (extra sure) it was really me. I thought it was funny.
Niko gave me a welcome present. Within 30 minutes, I heard him make a gagging sound. He threw up! I put him back in the crate so he wouldn't tamper with the evidence. Sure enough as I was cleaning up mess #1, he threw up again in the crate. Maybe it was his way of saying "don't ever leave me again!"
I will spare Niko's readers from any vomit pictures :)