Dec. 4, 2001 - Feb. 15, 2014
Nickie Lockard, a male Shih-Tzu dog, passed away on Feb. 15. He was the only puppy in the litter. His owner, Dick Lockard, of 109 E. Caroline Ave., Altoona, felt he was a gift from God. "I thank God for giving me 12 precious years with my beloved companion."
He liked his morning and evening walks with "his dad." He enjoyed car rides to visit family and friends and always snuggled up next to Dick at bedtime.
Someday we will spot each other on this side of heaven and finally meet again. We will cling together in joyous reunion and never be parted again.
Nickie and I will cross the Rainbow Bridge together to be with our God in Heaven.
At this moment, Nickie is gone from my life but never absent from my heart.
He will be buried at Chimney Rocks Animal Rest Inc., Hollidaysburg, with a memorial service in the spring.