I received news tonight that my dog died on Tuesday, 10th of October. He was 16 years old, old even for a Norsk Buhund. I had to say goodbye to him six years ago when he was adopted by another family, but it still struck suddenly and hard.
A Norwegian breed, born in Holland, died in Singapore, and traveled all over the world. I hope your newest adventure is the most exciting yet, and that you finally have all the open fields and snow your happy little heart desires.
You are missed, Kjartan. I wish we could have been a better home for you. We should have been there when you passed. I wish I could have seen you one last time.
Artwork © Shamine Athena King
may he rest in peace
I know it is very hard now, but I like to believe one day we will play together again with our friends at the Rainbow Bridge.
My sincerest condolences.
My Brothers and my Sisters
They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla
Where the brave shall live Forever
Nor shall we mourn but rejoice for those that have died the glorious death.
May the Valkyries welcome you and lead you through Odin's great battlefield.
May they sing your name with love and fury
So we may hear it rise from the depths of Valhalla
And know that you've taken your rightful place, at the table of kings.
He's not alone. My husky Anya will show him around.
I'm so sorry, you must of had so many found memories of him.
I'm sure he'll have so much to tell!
A beautiful little requiem.
Although you didn't keep him you followed him till his last day, so to say. I hardly know people doing that after letting their pets being adopted by others.
Back in February of 2016, my family had to have our dog, Nipper (named after a nickname that my maternal grandfather had), at the age of thirteen, put to sleep, after she had been suffering from some fairly serious health issues.
This is very a sweet tribute to your dog, and is especially fitting due to the fact that his breed is native to Scandinavia, where Vikings are from.
I hope he's at peace.
But this drawing is a great homage to him.