Nikki's blog - Everyone meet Dolly

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My last blog was welcomed with a great response so this month’s has a little to live up to. No pressure there then. Seriously, I would like to thank everyone for the comments which were so positive and uplifting. Maybe I could be the next Carrie Grant from SATC, with different content of course.

Apologies for this blog being rather late but I spent most of October battling infections and bugs. It's that time of year I suppose. Although, it does mean Christmas is getting closer - eek, my favourite time of year. I'm just a big kid at heart.

At the end of September my younger brother took part in a 15,000ft tandem skydive to raise funds for both Macmillan Cancer Support and Transverse Myelitis Society - two charities close to our hearts. Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen because our dad is currently fighting cancer of the larynx. He chose to also support Transverse Myelitis Society with Transverse Myelitis being the cause of my paralysis. I have to say how proud I am of him having completed this as not only was it his first skydive it was his first time in a plane. Well done kidda.

I have still managed to fit a couple more successful shopping trips around feeling poorly, which included the purchase of those sunglasses (and more). How could I resist? They are just so cute. My holiday suitcase is getting full with more purchases and I'll need extra baggage at this rate. I'll cross that bridge when I come to it....

On Sunday 11th October my baby Finlay took part in ‘Paws for a Cause’ (a charity dog walk) at Chester Le Street Riverside Park, to raise funds for St Cuthbert’s Hospice. We still have money to collect in but have raised £74 so far.

Nikki's Dog

On the 27th October, our family expanded as we welcomed Dolly into our home. Dolly is a brown/white Shih Tzu and was 8 weeks old when she joined us. She has settled right in and has made herself at home. Although Finlay wasn't keen at first he is now coming round to the idea. It's obviously just took some adjusting and once Finlay realised he's still my baby too and wouldn't be pushed out, he’s okay.

Well that's all for my second blog, thank you again for all your support.

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    Well done to your Brother and Finlay :)
    Dolly is super cute

    All the best
    from Hampshire team :)

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    Hope you feel better Nikki! Dolly looks adorable!

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    Great reading again Nikki. i have great admiration for your brother, jumping out of a plane.
    Do hope you are feeling much better now and are enjoying your two beautiful dogs. Looking forward to your next blog!

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    How cute is Dolly!!! I am sure that there is plenty of love to go round both dogs though. It's examples like that which show how animals have feelings too. I'm sure Finlay will forgive you eventually and soon start to enjoy having a new buddy to play with.

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    Great to read another blog Nikki. Mind you I'm having a cuteness overload with those two dogs..Awww!
    I can understand why you're very proud of your brother, how brave and fab causes.
    Good to see plans moving on...and suitcases getting heavier for your holiday.
    Looking forward to your next update,
    Best Wishes
    Vicky

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    Another great edition Nikki. Glad you caved into getting those glasses ;) Sarah x

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    what a lovely read Nicky. loving the little Dolly!

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    Dolly is such a wee cutie! Do you have a just giving page for your fundraising?

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    Well done Nikki another lovely update take carol. Xx

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    AWWWWW......What a cute addition to your family.
    Hopefully more cute pictures to follow :)

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    Dear Nikki, that is a great acheivement. Well done. I have also sufffered from transverse myelitis so understand a little of the effect on your health. Great to hear how you are living your life to the full.
    Best wishes Samantha

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    Dolly is sooo cute! I can't believe how tiny she is. And a big well done to your brother too!
    Love reading your uplifting and informative blogs - can't wait for the next one.

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    Wow, Dolly is a real cutie and i am pleased that she is settleing in well with the family, and congratulations to your brother Nikki, fantastic blog realy enjoyed reading it.

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    Nikki you are a true inspiration and the reason we all do our jobs here at Pulse. Thank you so much for continuing to share your life with us and please give Finlay and Dolly a hug from us.

    Jackie
    MD of PCH

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    Once again thank you all for your lovely comments. The JustGiving pages for my brothers skydive are still active, please search for John Macleod, it will bring up two pages - one for Macmillan Cancer Research and Transverse Myelitis Society. You can donate to any if you wish. I'm really having fun doing this so remember to look out for what I've been up to in November :-) x