Eleven-year-old Nicholaus is a whirlwind of energy and – thank goodness – he likes to direct that energy to helping out around the house. “I’m a great helper,” he says, ticking off the chores he likes to do, including helping care for the chickens that are part of the menagerie at the foster home where he previously lived. “I like helping out and doing family things.” Nicholaus liked caring for all the animals in the household – and there were quite a few.
“Emerson is a snake,” he says, “A tortoise, his name is Gus-Gus. Chickens, we don’t really name them. Chico and Princess are the dogs.” Does he have a favorite? “I like the tortoise because it’s so small and cute,” he says. Nicholaus also likes much bigger animals – horses. During a recent visit to Tyler Farms AZ in Mesa, riding instructor Scott Tyler and Nicholaus brushed the horses before mounting up for a lesson. “The horse was so calm,” Nicholaus says, adding that he enjoyed getting the horse to trot.
Nicholaus also has a keen interest in all things mechanical and says he hopes his forever family has dirt bikes in the garage. Nicholaus works hard in school to please his teachers and says he hopes to go to college to become a police officer, firefighter or paramedic “because they save people’s lives.” Nicholaus hopes for a forever family that includes a mother and a father. He would do well with an active family that offers a strong male role model....and lots of animals.
For more information about Nicholaus, please contact John Hicks at (602) 930-4465 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.