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Pets of Edmonton Living Magazine: Nikita

Pets of Edmonton Living Magazine: Nikita

Name: Nikita

Age: 8 years young 

Breed: Mini Australian Shepherd

Bark, bark, bark, bark, bark! (repeat x a million)Pets of Edmonton Living Magazine: Nikita Toy ImageTranslation:

My name is Nikita (aka Kita, Keets and Keeter). Do I know you? Do you have treats? You do? Alright, maybe you can be my friend (don’t get too excited, I said maybe!).
Naturally, you’re wondering why a gorgeous girl such as myself is being standoffish instead of soaking up your attention. The truth is, being incredibly good-looking is just plain exhausting. In fact, I find new social situations quite stressful – generally, it’s because my stunning features draw people in and then they try to pet me (ugh).
Because I simply cannot keep up with all the attention lavished on me by the adoring public, I prefer the company of a select few (I’m a delicate flower, people). Two such lucky individuals are my mom and dad. My mom, Amanda, is a contributing writer for Edmonton Living Magazine.  She often calls me a diva (pfffft) but never ceases to compliment me on how smart and charming I really am.
While mom is suitable company and gives me my much-deserved attention, it’s dad that I have wrapped around my little dew claw. One of our favourite things to do together is go for drives – but only if I get to sit on his lap. I also enjoy sticking my head out the window so I can feel my silky hair billowing in the breeze. This is especially the case in the Tim Hortons drive-thru, where I like to bark non-stop and eat timbits.

Pets of Edmonton Living Magazine: Nikita Puppy Image

Because Australian Shepherds like me are herding dogs, I thoroughly enjoy chasing my cat brother Merlyn all over the house (it helps me maintain my most excellent physique). And, on top of being really, really good-looking, I am incredibly intelligent. In fact, I’m so smart that I make a point to act standoffish so that visitors will give me treats (suckers).
In short, I am a highly sensitive girl with discerning tastes. While I am slow to let others in my small social circle, I am extremely affectionate, loyal and protective. And, even though I enjoy playing hard to get, once you win me over, I’ll be your darling dear for life.
Perhaps you and I can be friends but I’ll have to think about it. In the meantime, please give me another treat and kindly get out of my personal bubble.

Thank you,


Be sure to check out our other pet features on Niko and Bailey!

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Casey C.

#YEG Lifer. Love My City. Go Oilers!

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