We lost Loki today

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We lost Loki today

Postby ski » Sun Jul 03, 2016 2:32 am

There are no words to express the pain. Many on this forum have experienced this sadness. After a long illness, Loki is gone at the age of 13. Although we have another dog, a mixed chow/ newfy the house seems eerily quiet. I reluctantly took Loki. Our son found him wandering the city, in poor health. He was beautiful, an open face chow with such expressive eyes. No one would take him as he was a chow and, even worse, a chow that needed medical care and surgery. I was fearful of chows. We already had a dog who was not in good health. It was to be temporary...until he had surgery to correct a bad leg. The inevitable happened...I feel for this dog like no other. I sometimes thought he could read my mind. He had some common chow traits. He could be stubborn, hated our rescue cat, never did learn to come when called but he was remarkable in so many ways. He was a great judge of character. if you crossed him in any way (one time my sister pulled a tuft of hair from his head and he didn't like it. He held it against her and ignored her when she came to visit. If he didn't like you, he would not take food from you, no matter what the treat happened to be. When my mother lay dying he would lay beneath her bed and wouldn't leave her side. I was concerned when the first grandchild came. How would Loki react? He was almost ten at the time. He was introduced to my grandson. Sniffed him from head to toe, and gave him a big wet kiss. He would be the first to run to his room when he woke from a nap and lay under the crib until I could get there. He was gentle with him. I loved him with every ounce of my being, there will never be another Loki. The purpose of this post is not just to memororialize an amazing friend and companion, but to suggest to you that sometimes life sends you something that you don't think you want but turns out to be the greatest of blessings.

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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby 612guy » Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:00 pm

Sorry for your loss.

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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby Laura » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:23 pm

Awwww I'm so sorry! I know how bad it hurts! I am glad that he came into your life and happy for the joy he brought you while he was here. That joy will always be in your heart even though it is broken right now.
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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby kingalls » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:18 pm

:cry: Oh...I am so sad...between Loki and my Shiloh we were going through the same issues together. I hope Loki and Nahkohe had great meeting at Rainbow Bridge today. Many hugs to you - it might feel like your heart will never stop aching...eventually it eases but the mark is there and at some point you will be able to embrace their memory with a smile.
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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby FurParent » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:14 am

Hello how are you? Sorry if i'm late to this thread but i'm very sorry for your loss

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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby rmb » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:56 pm

I haven't been online in a while and just saw the sad news.
My heart hurts for you. I hope you are taking comfort in the knowing that you gave Loki a wonderful life.

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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby ski » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:05 am

Thank for your comments.

It has been weeks, but it isn't easier. I have been looking into chow rescue organizations. In a way it feels disloyal to Loki but I can't seem to stop myself.

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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby kingalls » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:13 pm

:( from my experience, it will be a long time before the heartache will ease...as you know it was just a few weeks after my Chowboy passed that we adopted a GSD puppy. A puppy requires a lot of attention and in some way that probably helped to distract me from my sorrow...but sometimes I felt resentful because he wasn't Mr N...I think it's perfectly fine to check out other Chow rescues - at some point you will find that rescue that will be the next chapter in your life.
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Re: We lost Loki today

Postby perriejinnie » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:12 am

I remember how I felt when I lost my 12 years old dog Robo. I missed him dearly and every day I recalled his gestures for me I burst into tears. I can feel how bad it is to lose someone you love. Don't worry, with time it will pass. Adopt a puppy and love it even more.
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