famous chihuahua sends their deepest condolences and prayers to the bereaved mickey rourke for the loss of his beloved chihuahua loki.
e! news reports that loki the chihuahua passed away monday night at age 18. mickey rourke was photographed walking the red carpet with his chihuahua at the venice film festival in last september.
“i’d like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren’t here anymore,” the wrestler star said when accepting his globe for best actor last month.
“sometimes, when a man is alone, that’s all you got is your dog. and they’ve meant the world to me.”
rourke expanded on this sentiment in a recent sit-down with barbara walters for her annual post-oscars interview special.
“i sort of self-destructed and everything came out about fourteen years ago or so…the wife had left, the career was over, the money was not an ounce,” he said. “the dogs were there when no one else was there.”
he remembered, at one of his lowest points, being asleep for some reason in a closet and then looking at his other dog lowjack. “and he made a sound, like a little almost human sound.
i don’t have kids, the dogs became everything to me. the dog was looking at me going, ‘who’s going to take care of me?’
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I think it’s pretty cool a “manly” guy like Rourke has chihuahuas, I get grief from my friends for not having a bigger dog, but he chose me! Even tho this story is kinda old, it made me feel so sad reading it just now.
I feel your pain and grief ,man . i just lost my Dog , Pit Chen 2 weeks ago . She gave me 13 years of unconditional Love. May they meet on the other side of paradise. Hugs & Kisses , Kath.
I lost my little Chihuahua today from congestive heart failure. She fought a four year battle with heart troubles and I miss her dearly. I know how painful losing a pet can be.
So sad Loki passed at this triumphant time for Mickey. I bet she would love to see how happy all this attention and career boosting stuff he papa is getting right now. Fingers and paws crossed he wins the Oscar ! and gives a nod to his fur pack 😉
I was so sad to hear about this, when Mickey obviously loved his Loki so much.