Thursday, October 09, 2008

Sweet Loki

Loki was not a dog, he was a presence. A massive body of long fur and drooly lips, he could always find his place in the middle of his people. Like his mama he never joined our family - he simply claimed the spot that we now realize was waiting for him all the time. And as we went about our lives and celebrations he was there, laying amongst our feet, picking up the tasty morsels we dropped as we prepared dinner, letting one of the kids stick their finger in his eye - because for Loki, "everything was love."

He was the first son in his family - he taught his parents to be both patient and proud, basked in their togetherness and shared their affection. When Dexter arrived he knew life was different, but he wasn't - and thus he stood by through sleepless nights, watched over the Speedy Gonzalez of growing babies with his own sense of pride (and occasionally became your every-day dog who barks in the middle of the night and wakes the baby).

Perhaps his only true claim to his namesake (the Norse god of mischief), was his ability to become something other than what he seemed. For this was not just a dog at your feet, nor a pet. This was man's best friend, and for his perfect portrayal of this role - he will be missed.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't imagine life without my dog, they do become part of the family. They never judge and are always there when you need them. She just turned 10 this past May and she's still young at heart. She can always make me smile just by looking at me with that doggie smile and those mismatched colored eyes, one being blue and the other being brown. Can't wait to get home and give her a huge hug and tell her I love her...

So sorry for your lost, my thoughts go out to you. :(

RIP Loki

10/09/2008 10:20 AM  
Blogger S'Mat said...

a wonderful tribute to Loki. i love watching dogs with babies, they're so patient and long-suffering. beautiful MI.

10/14/2008 10:09 PM  
Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Cute dog! Very colorful. : (

11/12/2008 9:18 PM  
Blogger Hiddlestoner said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how it felt, I had a couple of fishes and terapins, and they all left too early. RIP Loki.

7/02/2012 3:28 AM  

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