I am as surprised as anyone about having Mickey Rourke here, but then I read about how much he loved his Chihuahua terrier mix, "Loki" and how his 18-year old companion recently passed away. On the Indie Awards show the commentator mentioned he had a lock of Loki's hair too -- that brought tears to my eyes. Rourke commented that Loki knew he would be okay and that is why she could pass on.
Rourke attended the Academy Awards as a nominee and a grieving pet owner. Says Rourke: "Loki is deeply missed but with me in spirit. I feel very blessed that she fell asleep peacefully in my arms."
Rourke thanked all his dogs — living and dead — after winning the Golden Globe for best actor last month, saying "sometimes when a man's alone, all you got is your dog."