~In Memory of Pico Nin~
Our sweet Indian Summer "mascot" Pico Nin peacefully passed away on the afternoon of November 17th, 2015, at the ripe old age of 17. He will always be loved and always be missed, but we choose to remember all of the joy he brought to us, and many of our customers over the years.
Rest in peace Pico, always loved....never forgotten.
Pico Nin ( Italian for "Little One" ) came to Indian Summer in the Spring of 2000. He was left at the Santa Fe, New Mexico Dog Pound by his owner that was moving and no longer wanted him. He was on his last day at the pound, scheduled to be euthanized at 11 a.m. the next morning. Jill's late aunt Betty and uncle Tony, who were well known in Santa Fe for rescuing hundreds (if not thousands!) of strays over the last 80+ years, saw him, and called Wes and Jill in Salt Lake City to see if they would take him.
We arrived the next day and found what had been described to us as a "Yorkie"..... appeared to be more of a "Dorkie" (Dog and Yorkie!)...but who could resist that feisty little confident bark, and those big brown eyes. Pico immediately became a "fixture" and a favorite at Indian Summer, helping out, and getting right in the middle of things, as you can see in the photos below!
Pico modeling his new turquoise and silver concho collar!
Pico is ready for Summer 2011...he thinks his sister Liz's Mojitos are the best!
Pico loves to gather up all his toy.... put them in his bed.... and then snuggle up with them!
Pico Nin April 2011...It's almost his birthday!
Pico just loves Chinese Take Out....Egg Rolls are his favorite!
Pico and his "Uncle Dino V."
Pico and his look alike "nephew" Scrappy are always up to mischief!
Pico Nin as a Jack-o' lantern Halloween 2010 with his Vampire Mistress Jill
Pico on his camping trip in the trailer at Bear Lake in Northeren Utah...August 2010
When Pico heard he was getting a new Levi jacket because he'd be getting "chilly".....He thought it meant he was getting some chile con carne to eat!
"Pico Nin" ... always curious and happy!!!!
Pico loves Autumn and Halloween! October 31st, 2006
Sneaky-Pici has just been caught licking the icing off the angel food cake on the counter! He looks guilty!
Pico Pimp helps bring home the bacon! Halloween 2006
Pico's motto is "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!"
Pico Spring 2006. Pico loves short sleeves weather!
Pico is ready for Autumn 2005
Pico is anxious to see famous Medium Robert Brown! ( He even had a bath! )and was offered a "reading" from famous Pet Psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick! February 2005
O'Pico is excited about going to the 2005 St. Patrick's Day Parade!
Pico just won't get jolly with a hat and bells! Christmas 2006
Pico Nin is not quite certain what he should use this tree for!!!! Holiday Season 2004
Pico's frog has brought "abundant rains", so Pico has to bundle up in a new fall sweater to keep dry!
Pico knows the Lizard represents "Longevity"....of fun for him!
Pico is worried that his "Pooch for Sale" shirt might really bring some offers!
Pico takes a walk on the "Wild Side"and struts his stuff!
Pico proudly wears his rainbow "Gay Pride" shirt from the "DAWG HOUSE" in Old Town Albuquerque!
Pico Nin is happy to help Wes and Jill celebrate their anniversary with a new shirt and flowers!
Pico loves Autumn and Halloween shirts!
Pico Nin loves to just lie around...wherever!
"Picopelli" loves his snuggly and warm Kokopelli blanket!
Pico Nin likes to travel in style!!!!
Pico Nin LOVES NYC!!!!
Pico Nin thinks that posting new fetishes is exhausting work!
Pico Nin is all tucked in and ready for bed, after he's been working like a dog!
Pico Nin will make certain that the Ground Hog doesn't see his shadow!
He's ready for spring! Feb. '01
Pico's motto is "Grin and BARE it!"
Pico Nin is a "heart breaker" on Valentine's Day! Feb. '01
Poor Easter Bunny!!!!!!!
Pico Nin says "Take time out to stop and smell the roses!" In this case...impatiens!
Pico Nin thinks playing football is fun any season!
Pico Nin loves Homecoming Week at the University of Utah!!!!! Go Utes!!!!!!!
Pico Nin ready for Halloween!!!! October 2000
Pico Nin throws himself into his work, and is always on the lookout for new customers!
Pico Nin shows a hint of his fangs and transforms into "Picobat" Halloween 2002!
Pico Presley has just finished performing "You Ain't Nothin' But a Hound Dog!"
Here comes Pico Cottontail...hoppin' down the bunny trail! Easter 2003
It's been a long day, and I've been workin' like a dog! This blanket feels good!
"Pico Nin" Our co-worker at Indian Summer!