Most of the time, Niko is within eyesight. He hangs out in the living room the most. On occasion, we would not see him for a while and have to look for him. There are times he seeks solitude in his room. The other day, he stayed on his bunk long enough for me to snap a few pictures. I promise, I was not punishing him. He went to the corner all on his own. Maybe he was mad at us for something?
I am happy to say that Niko just gave his first donation to a charity. Yay. Namaste Nepal is a charity set up by my friend Joe who recently took a trip to Nepal. He is raising money to help a school buy land to build a playground and new building. It is an inspiring story how he fell upon this unplanned endeavor. Check out the widget I just added to read about this cause. Namaste: "The Spirit within me recognizes and honors the Spirit within you."
I was never a huge fan of winter weather. Niko's excitement over snow definitely makes me more cheery to see winter arrive. This weekend, we got our first significant snowfall. Niko was sooooo excited to see the lawn covered in white. I wonder if he remembered it from last year. As soon as he got outside, he truly frolicked in the snow and couldn't get enough of it. He hopped around, buried his head in it, so much fun to be had. I can't believe dogs can withstand the direct contact with snow. Niko didn't mind the cold at all. Niko's no water dog, but he is a snow dog.
It was a busy weekend because we also put up the Christmas decorations. I had to get Niko's Santa hat out. It's the only piece of clothing I've gotten him because he's fussy about outfits. Last year, he ran away whenever he saw me coming with it. He was more tolerable of it now. He kept it for awhile on without a fuss.