Pet deaths in the news
Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke has lost two dogs this month, including 17-year-old Loki a week ago today. "All I can say is she waited for me and she fell asleep in my lap," he said. In her final months Loki, who is survived by Rourke's four other dogs, has been a fixture with The Wrestler star on red carpets. You'll also remember him paying tribute at the Golden Globes: "Sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you got is your dog." At the Oscars last night Rourke also wore a pendant with Loki's picture around his neck. Now that's a man who loves his dogs.
-- Sandra M. Klepach