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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.


--Sak
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Kaldorei-Sowa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my gosh I'm so sorry for your loss :'(    At least he's in no pain anymore and he's having a wonderful time in his own little heaven :heart:  

may he rest in peace :huggle:
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loverofmythology Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry, sak :/ I know you wish you could have seen him again, but you did make a good home for him! And you even made sure that he was going to be well taken care of- which is what a good owner does!
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Inumachi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know from experience how heart-wrenching losing a pet can be.
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BobalobLOLLOL Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cutie! I'm so sorry about what happened to your dog. I hope you feel better soon <3
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Silvre Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017   Digital Artist
:heart: losing a family member is never easy, human or animal. 
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Shenachie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2017
I am very sorry for your loss, Sak.
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.
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WarriorNun Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss...
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GraphicsWolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  New Deviant Professional General Artist
I'm sorry for your loss...I cry with you because you words have hit my heart and I start crying...Really really sorry...I know how you feel after that...The time nurse the wound of heart....
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LorienInksong Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh gosh Sak I'm so sorry.  Both for the pain of your pup's passing and the fact you had to be separated to boot.  I hope you start healing soon.
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martfam816 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sincerest condolences! If there ever was someone who deserved to be seated by the All-Father, it is your companion! And worry not! when you fall and the Valkyrie come to carry you forth to the great mead hall. He will be there waiting for you!
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MegSyv Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Kordyne Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
I'm sorry :iconsympathyplz:
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JoePhilliacTheBlack Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that-- your picture is wonderful, and seems a great tribute to a wonderful dog.
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Gnoll-El Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
My condolences for your loss.  Your expression of it makes me wish I had met Kjartan.
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Daeouse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
TT__TT
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Afroformer Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2017
All dogs are worthy. Sorry to hear about your loss. I know that feeling.
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Rogancryd Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There do I see my Father, my Mother and
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.
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jisan-inc Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww
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LabyrinthianDaisy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for your loss, I feel you: I remember the day my own dog fell asleep like it had happened yesterday...
I think that in those situations art is one of the best ways not to forget and to have a beautiful memory: Yours is a wonderful requiem, simple but touching.
:cheer up hug: 
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Ceilibeag Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2017
He's gone to the Land of Good Boys & Girls.  Infinite treats, belly rubs and walkies.  Water bowls that refill with clean cool water.  Slow squirrels and no trees or telephone poles. Hydrants everywhere.  Fireplaces and warm rugs.  You'll see him again, and you won't need a leash or collar when you do. 

He's not alone.  My husky Anya will show him around.
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shamanking1991 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
When I first saw this I thought this was messed up, sweet and beautiful.

I'm so sorry, you must of had so many found memories of him.
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aniolapokalipsy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*hug*
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kittytiuri Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The traveller went home.
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.
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RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
I'm really sorry about what happened to your dog--if it's any consolation, I can totally understand how you feel.

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.
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missuny Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry.. :c
I hope he's at peace. :hug:
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K-Zlovetch Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017
Aww... I'm very very sorry...
But this drawing is a great homage to him.
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*hug*
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