How we each love our dog is a quite special thing, and all our dogs have favorite things to do, but universally a bouncy tennis ball is always welcome, this gesture to other dogs was a perfect memorial to one particular dog…
This woman left boxes of tennis balls for other dogs as a memorial to her beloved dog, it was in memory of her dog, and the reaction she received was completely amazing.
Her name is Jennifer McKnight, and this awesome and touching tribute to her late Staffordshire cross called Loki touched many hearts…
Loki died last month and Jennifer really missed her, her memorial she created with boxes of tennis balls was great, she also left posters to explain the memorial.
Pictures of the memorial were shared on Twitter and also by the actor Colin McCredie, it now it really has gone completely viral.
Ms. McKnight told the news:
“I thought fellow dog owners will get this, they will understand, but the amount of attention it has got has been quite something.”
“It has been lovely and just extra comfort for us at this time as well.”
Ms. McKnight had a family gathering to remember her beloved Loki on Monday.
This is just lovely. And made my wee dug’s day!! ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/KPbiuJ7Nih
— Colin McCredie (@colinmccredie) August 14, 2018
The after, she put the three boxes of balls with tug ropes at separate locations all the way down the path of his favorite walk route.
She also tied posters to the fence above where she put the boxes of balls and tug ropes, with a picture of Loki and an explanation to the public…
“Please take a treat for your own furry pal, and treasure every minute you have with them. There are never enough. ‘Mon the dugs.”
She adopted Loki from the SSPA’s Animal Rescue & Rehoming Centre back in 2007, that’s when they first joined each other.
The pair really had a great bond together and eventually became completely inseparable, they were such a great team.
Ms. McKnight said:
“He was just wonderful.
“I know everyone thinks they have got the best dog in the world but he really was an absolutely special wee soul.”
“He was just gentle, sweet, good with children and good with other dogs. I took him everywhere with me.”
Ms. McKnight said:
“I feel a little bit as if I have lost my shadow. He was always there, always with me, always following me around.”
She found out that Loki had canine lymphoma last December but, though given his age Ms. McKnight didn’t want to see him suffer anymore by starting treatment.
She also said that he really did remain playful until the end and he was put to sleep in her Glasgow flat on 11 July, it was very peaceful for him.
“In the same way that many people do when they lose a member of their family, you want to do something positive and happy in their honor.”
“The walkway was an obvious choice because it was his walk.”
She also added:
“Leaving that memorial was a way of having a final connection with them, maybe saying goodbye to them as well.”
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