Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dachshund Lover and Dachshund Pass Away a Day Apart

Natt Nevins and Nikkie just two weeks ago at the dachshund spring fiesta in Washington Square Park.

Meet Dachshund Lover Natt Nevins and her beloved red smooth boy 'Nikkie,' who hailed from Manhattan, New York. This is the story of a higher power; a story of their connected souls.

After her 15-year-old dachshund was diagnosed with cancer last month, Natt Nevins told friends she couldn't imagine life without her beloved dog, Nikkie.

"He was her baby. You couldn't think of Natt without Nikkie," said Nevins' longtime friend Betty Brown, whose dachshund, Chester, spent time with the colorful duo on long drives to upstate Woodstock.

Nevins, 74, a community activist, dog lover and fixture in the Greenwich Village dog community, died this week, just a few days after suffering a massive stroke. Her darling Nikkie - described by many as a Casanova with "Betty Davis eyes" - survived Nevins by only one day.

Read more at The New York Daily News.

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