Imanje Rhodesian Ridgebacks

Rhodesian Ridgebacks 

We were devastated to have to say goodbye to our amazing boy in 2018.  

Loki was everything we wanted in a Ridgeback, a family pet, a show dog and most of all he was our best buddy!

He took everything in his stride from welcoming new puppies to our home to giving the best cuddles to those in need.  Loki was a very intuitive boy and knew when to give love and snuggles and when to play around like a goofball and make you laugh.

Loki had a presence like no other and we all miss him terribly - but we made a zillion memories in the time we had together, so in time the good times shine through out sadness.  There will never be another boy like Loki and we were honoured and blesssed to have him as part of our family.

He is will always be our special boy - who will be entwined in our hearts forever.

What's in a name?

Loki is probably the most fascinating and complex of all the characters in Norse mythology.

Loki is portrayed as a prankster and a trickster. His misadventures often involve creating great problems for the Norse gods and for the inhabitants of the other worlds. When things seemed at their very worse, Loki often provided the remedy to save the day. His loyalty was often torn between the giants and the gods of Asgard and in trying to please both, he often found himself in deep trouble. Because of his wit and his cunning and mischievous character, Loki earned the name "God of Mischief". He was also considered the "God of Fire.

Loki really couldn't help but be crafty. He had magical powers no other giant or anyone outside of the Asgard had. He could travel freely between the various Norse worlds and often accompanied Odin and Thor on their journeys and adventures throughout the universe. The gods often sought his advice, yet when they followed his plan, he sometimes tricked them into dangerous situations. Nevertheless, Loki is charming, witty, quite capable, and possessed of a sardonic sense of humor which he aims at himself no less often than at others.

Shape-shifting - Loki was capable of assuming the shape of any living thing at anytime. He even created creatures of his own to play tricks. It was usually when Loki assumed other forms that he got himself and the gods into the most trouble. But, sometimes there were benefits because of Loki's pranks. One time, when he shape-shifted into a mare to solve a problem he had created, Loki gave birth to a horse with eight legs. He gave the colt to Odin. Named Sleipnir, Odin used the horse to travel to the underworld, through the air and over the water. Sleipnir's eight legs ensured it would never tire.

Loki is known for bringing about chaos and discord, but Why is the wily Loki included in so many Norse myths? To the Norse, life was a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Odin, represented the good. Considered a shadow of Odin, Loki represented the dark side. The tales of conflicts between good and evil and between reason and order and chaos served as lessons for the Vikings in their daily lives.

By challenging the gods, he brings about change. Without Loki's influence, the gods may become complacent!

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 Puppy Name
 Kennel Name
 Jengachenga Atsama for Imanje
 Tsjakka Kari of Jengachenga
 Nyassa Bruk
 Date of Birth
 5th December 2007
 Mr KG and Mrs K Lowson
 Stud Book Number
 Hip Score
 8/3 = 11
 Elbow Score