"Nick" is for Amy. Nick is a 17-year-old pointer. His head is really dented in on the one side due to getting hit by a truck. That is how Amy and her husband got him. He was on the side of the road for three days before someone thought to call the SPCA. Amy happened to be the ER vet, put him back together as well as she could and the rest is history.
The reference photo was taken when he was about four. Now he is the typical old man--lives to eat and nap. As Amy lovingly describes him, he is dumb as dirt, but the nicest, dopiest dog you will ever meet!