Having just posted a disturbing incident in Toronto, it is with some pleasure that this writer is now able to give an update on LOKI.
These new pictures were taken the other day and Loki is doing well. Getting bigger and stronger each day, and his trust continues to grow as well.
Last evening, I did not find my friend the first time I went across the Ravine looking for him. Over an hour later, LOKI’s friend, Mr. Raven who is usually accompanying him, landed on my roof and made quite the big production..teasing my own dog Hemi. Of course Mr. Raven was given some tasty tidbits and now knowing that LOKI must be out across the ravine, I prepared his evening meal once again.
Mr. Raven of course accompanied me, and to my delight as I crossed the tiny bridge and climbed the ravine slope, there was my beautiful LOKI with his friend “Fiddle” standing there waiting for me.
To my delight, LOKI danced, pranced, ooofed and ran ahead of me, while ‘Fiddle’ walked slowly by my side. LOKI stopped numerous times to ensure that I was indeed following him, and once I caught up, I placed his plate on the ground and sat down beside it myself, he again danced, ooofed (he does not bark) and all was right in our world. His playtime with ‘Fiddle’ had made him hungry and he ate every morsel, it is a good thing I had extra in my pocket to treat Mr. Raven who of course remained on the road in anticipation.
I am very happy to let my readers know that the local newspaper in town, Hub Publications, published an article about Loki and I in their August 17, 2011 edition. Since that article was published, I have been approached by four complete strangers, town residents I had yet to meet, who have expressed their concern for Loki and who support my work with him. One young man has offered to help with his food, and offered whatever assistance he can, a young woman wishes to have her own dog meet and play with LOKI and supports my idea to have the Town of Hay River adopt Loki as Town Mascot; and two other women expressed their thanks to me for caring for him and the work I continue to do to aid the animals in this Town and across the NWT.
My whole purpose in going public about LOKI is in an all out effort to keep him alive, healthy and safe from those who would do him any harm. Knowing that I have this support here, receiving comments of support via emails and those posted on this Blog is so greatly appreciated.
Two dear friends in town visited with me yesterday and we discussed how I could put up a shelter for LOKI. One friend offered to get me needed material and we talked about how to build it and another dear friend has also offered to have a shelter built for him which I can put in my own backyard, and which I am hoping LOKI will choose to use.
There are three new LOKI videos on YouTube which I uploaded Friday. I hope you enjoy them.
As you can see, LOKI is looking good, I must be doing something right. He is putting on the needed body mass to face the coming frigid winter here and he has been coming to my property for breakfast each morning the last few weeks as well, last winter he came to my property many times a day and night, and I can attest to the -40 temp I sat in outside in my driveway or on my deck with him in the wee hours of the long winter nights and mornings. It is good that he is starting to do that again, as it will be difficult for me to get to him across the ravine once winter is here.
To all of you who have expressed your concern for him, thank you so much. Your voices and comments matter and with your continued support of LOKI my hope to keep him alive and safe may very well continue to succeed.
This picture is of Mr. Raven, LOKI’s companion: a smart fellow who loves to land on my roof, torment my own canines and also let me know when and where to find LOKI. I have had the pleasure to watch LOKI and Mr. Raven play and do their own little dance together.
This picture is of LOKI with “Sammy” who just recently succumbed to old age. “Sammy” will be greatly missed by his family and housemate “Fiddle” .
These other pictures are of “Fiddle” and Loki together. LOKI is particularly fond of “Fiddle”. “Fiddle” is a real sweetheart.
I do hope all of you enjoy these updates about LOKI. Your supportive comments are most welcome and appreciated and will aid me in my quest to keep him safe. Thank you so much everyone.