I have been DYING waiting for this collar to arrive.
We admired the collars while they were on the trophy table, and when I asked a fellow exhibitor about them, she mentioned that the collar maker was a Ridgeback owner herself and had a booth set up in the vendor area. So OF COURSE we had to wander over and take a look after judging was over!
I was looking through the ready-made collars she had in her booth when Nathan called my attention to a black leather collar with two-tone green braiding, and I knew as soon as I laid eyes on it that with just a tiny little change, it would be the PERFECT collar for Loki. I asked her if she could change the lighter green in the braid to gold, and then we handed over our cash and the waiting began.
And it just about killed me. I was dying you guys. But today it arrived! I was in the van going to pick Nathan up from the station when I glanced at the mailbox and saw a yellow mailing envelop sticking out. I thought … hmm … what are the chances? I hopped out of the van, snatched that envelope up with a quickness and then squealed in delight. It took every ounce of willpower I had to not rip it open right then and there, but I knew Nathan would want to see the collar too, so I waited until I picked him up and let him open the envelope.
It WAS perfect! The green and gold and black echoes the Tom Hiddleston costuming for Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (even though Loki is named after a racehorse and not the character from the movies, I lurves me some Hiddles, y’all).
So, now Loki has his very own fancy collar and doesn’t have to wear Jackson’s hand-me-down puppy collar anymore. My little boy is growing up so fast, sniffle!