Ahh yes, our Baby Dinosaur. She is a love bug through and through. The old soul, something she showed right from day one! Nakomi was never supposed to stay. She was supposed to find the perfect family and leave the nest with her siblings....she clearly had other plans! Nakomi would not tolerate anyone holding her as puppy. She would sit between my feet or behind my feet and not let anyone pet her, such a determined baby. So, I would pick her up and hand her to someone...….that was a mistake, as she would scream and squirm and cause all kinds of tantrums! It was quite the event I tell you so they would quickly hand her back. And wouldn't you know she would fall promptly asleep cuddled in my arms. Everyone that went through the terror of trying to hold her and meet her would all comment how it seemed I was keeping her and I gave the same answer each time. NOPE. Well, clearly she got the last laugh....because she has stayed with me and now she is never allowed to leave me. Yes, I do tell her this every single day!
Nakomi is the lover for sure! She was a little shy of strange men when she was younger but she has decided that people are great and now will happily lean up against someone to give her love and pets! She is still my old soul baby dinosaur. She got the Baby Dinosaur title at the park. Every time I took her there, everyone that commented on her looks, would say she looked like a Baby Dinosaur and so of course it just stuck! :)
Nakomi was an amazing mom and just loved being a mom. Everything about it was her favourite! She was so very gentle with her babies and protective of them but not to the point of it being a potential problem. She tended to her babies up until they were 6 weeks old and was still letting them nurse from her but alas I had to step in and have her weaned from them so she could dry up her milk and not have to worry about the many potential problems with her still having milk and the puppies being weaned. She sadly had to be retired from our program sooner than planned and has since been spayed. She now just gets to enjoy the couch and adventures we all go on. Nakomi has stayed with me for her retirement and as stated above, she is never allowed to leave me.