The month after graduating from UW in 2006, I moved to San Diego and was excited to finally adopt a pet of my own. Loki, the longest stay at the Escondido Humane Society at 7 years old, choose me when he crawled into my lap and started immediately purring up a storm. Loki was the most talkative cat I’ve ever known and his purrs could be heard from several rooms over. He was always affectionate and playful, and loved his treats – taking people to his treat drawer in the hopes they would give him a pile’s worth.
This amazing kitty has lived with me in three states, traveled over 10,000 miles with me, seen me through several failed relationships, saw me hold numerous jobs, supported me through graduate school, snuggled countless nights next to me (some nights more aggressive than others depending on the temperature outside), sat in my lap whenever it was available (and also most times when it was not really available, but whatever – it was lap time), and most of all, he loved me unconditionally.
Loki passed away this morning after a hard battle with cancer. I will miss him for the rest of my life.
Thank you, Loki, for being my soul-mate, my heart, my cuddle buddy, my friend, and the light in my life for the past seven and a half years. I love you.