He's been our good friend for almost 14-1/2 years... a very good run for a big dog.
And today we had to say goodbye to him.
My heart is broken ... it hurts so much.
But we have so many fun things to think of that will always keep our pal Loki alive in our hearts forever. His love for his puppy pal Delia, who he's now playing with in dog heaven. His walks through Hunts Woods and dunking in the stream, even on the most frigid days. Running on the big lawn in Harpswell and going down to the beach to swim and scavenge for food. Standing by me at mealtime, barking for me to share my meal with him. Riding in the convertible catching the wind as the breeze blew his ears and jowls, spraying drool all over us. Rolling over for belly rubs. Looking out the window from his favorite perches -- his chair in our bedroom or on the steps so he could see through the front door window. Waking up to find him snuggled between us with his head on the pillow. Greeting me in the morning with endless kisses.
And so much more...
We'll miss it all, but we'll always remember our Loki.