Loki was originally found in March of 2014 running around a parking lot in Ontario all by himself. He bounded into a bakery when a customer opened the door. From there, an employee of the bakery took him home for a couple of days. Then he was dropped off at the local Animal Shelter hoping his original owners would be able to locate him easier.
I met him during his brief stay at the bakery employee's place. I loved his expressive little face. Unfortunately I didn't stop them from taking him to a shelter fast enough. And by the time I did, the shelter wouldn't release him until he stayed there for the mandatory 5 days once he was entered into the system. So I waited and waited. And finally adopted him out of the shelter a week later after they did his mandatory neutering surgery, covering all the adoption and surgery fees.
I had planned to foster him while he waited to be adopted out officially through Barks of Love Rescue but after a few months, I couldn't let him go. It was a Foster Fail! I couldn't get enough of his silly expressive face. Even though he bothered the heck out of my older dogs who found him to be a nuisance like the bratty brother they wished they never had.
Now he's a happy pup who's always full of energy and getting into trouble. He is also super smart. He problem solves like no other dog I have ever encountered. He loves to play with our other 6yo Maltese while he torments the older 10yo and 7yo Chihuahuas day and night. But I think they secretly enjoy his company. Okay, maybe not the 10yo Vincent who is the original Prince of the House!
Loki also has a favorite toy that he carries around with him everywhere! Almost like his security blanket. It's an old ratty stuffing-less fox toy that's long and tattered. None of the other dogs likes it or wants it, but Loki think it's the best thing in the world and that everyone wants a piece of it. He sleeps with it, and carries it in his mouth all around the house. And then grunts whenever the other dogs come near him. He is a little weirdo!
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