I want to thank Elderdog for allowing me to adopt Odin just over two years ago. Even though I was in Halifax and he was in Ottawa, it was arranged for me to adopt Odin as they felt he and I were a perfect match. And they were soooo right!
When I saw his adoption post on the Elderdog website I could not stop thinking about him. Something in my heart knew we were meant to be together. ❤️
So after an interview, and a house visit (from Tanya and Steve) I was off on a road trip with my bestie, to go meet Kim from Elderdog at the halfway point (Edmunston) and it was the best thing I ever did!
Odin was a such a sweet boy full of energy and life. He loved to go on walks, loved the beach, and loved going on road trips! He even visited Oak Island, Cape Breton and PEI. We loved our island adventures! Odin was an instant mamas boy and followed me everywhere I went. Even when I showered, he laid on the bath mat until I was finished. He did that right from day 1! There was so much love, respect and devotion we had for each other.
Odin had a very silly side, where he would come running over to me, would stop, slap his head on the floor and then stick his butt up in the air so I would pat it…he loved his bum being rubbed.
He even would pick up a ball, throw it up in the air and catch it again, we never played fetch because he was totally a self starter!
I had to keep my toilet paper up on the counter because if he saw any Kleenex, toilet appear or paper towel he would eat it. It took a while to get used to hiding all of that stuff, hah!
Odin also had a kind, sweet and loving soul. He slept by my side, snuggled into me every single night. He would also walk up to me, lean in and want a hug. He would let me hug him as long as I wanted. There were many days where I would just hold him and we stayed snuggled together on the sofa for hours. He loved massages and belly rubs too, and I gave him as many as I possibly could. I cherished every one of those moments with him.
Needless to say, making the decision to put my sweet Odin down was one of the hardest things I ever had to do in my life. I am so thankful Forever Loved was able to come to my home and put him to rest while he laid in my arms on our sofa….in the comfort of our home. It has given me some peace.
I will miss my sweet boy so much, and I am so thankful for the time we had together ❤️ I truly wish we had more time….but no amount of time with the one you love is ever enough.