Nick was the Topp Law office mascot for five years. Nick was rescued after being starved, beaten and abandoned for dead by his prior owner. He was adopted by Susan Topp and nourished back to health while convalescing at the Topp Law offices. Nick developed bone cancer and had his rear leg amputated in 2007. Nick died unexpectedly on February 28, 2009 from an unknown cause. He was cancer free.