Nelson was our foster failure who became part of our family in the truest sense of the word.

Nelson and Hayden became best buddies. We always joked that they had ESP with each other. They would run the same direction, wag their tails simultaneously and loved to snuggle each other. We called them out Ying and Yang.

Nelson loved to play ball, go for hikes or cross country ski, and kayak with us. He joined us for just about everything we did. He was also content to sit on the couch and be loved on.

While Nelson was out quiet dog, he had a habit of making us laugh with his naughtiness. He would get into the trash and counter surf. He earned his nickname Naughty Nellie.

We are lucky to have had him as part of our family for over 11 years! He was the best dog we could have wished for and will be greatly missed.