A Decade of Nigel: The Ultimate Dog Birthday Celebration

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Eight years ago, the dog you see pictured above met my gaze in a crowded, busy shelter kennel loaded with beautiful dogs in need of forever homes. Something about that look compelled me to drop what I was doing and make my way to him, and the moment I let him out of his crate he calmly stood on his hind legs, placed his paws on my shoulders and gave me a look that said, “You finally found me. Let’s go home.”

We did, and that decision has changed our lives in ways we never imagined possible. Nigel has gone on to become a bona fide celebrity dog, raising thousands of dollars for charity and providing comic relief for thousands of our fans and friends. And while those of you who have recently joined us may not realize it, he also inspired the creation of Life With Dogs.

So how do you celebrate the birthday of a superhound? With a look back at his finest moments. We hope you enjoy the memories, and we thank each and every one of the extraordinary dog lovers who have joined us on this remarkable journey.

Happy birthday Nigel. We love you more than you’ll ever know. ♥

Learn more about the Flat Nigel project here. Version 4 is currently in production. YouTube video link for those who prefer it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_su6FYCX4Y

90 thoughts on “A Decade of Nigel: The Ultimate Dog Birthday Celebration”

  1. way too awesome!!! you sure have been around pal… and brought lots of us 2 leggers together.. you truly have made the world a better place and touched lots of lives!

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  2. You must smile a lot, Kathleen – there are places he’s been that don’t even show up! And, you must be so proud to have painted such a lovely FN!

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