Loki Loves Memphis: The Furriest Memphis Lover I’ve Ever Met

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 25th 2015 448 1

This past weekend, I got to meet one of the furriest, most adorable Memphis lovers I've ever seen. His name is Loki and he's the star of a yearlong photo series that just concluded last week. Loki's owner, Katie Willis, has taken a photo of him at different Memphis landmarks and locations every week since January 2014.

Loki at Tart   

The last photo was taken at Tart in Cooper Young, and I had the honor of witnessing not only the photo shoot, but Loki's celebratory croissant feast afterwards. It was a freezing cold day, but Loki was a real trooper and did everything his "mom" said. 

His owner Katie is a veterinary technician at Germantown Parkway Animal Hospital and lives in Cordova. Here's what she had to say about what she's calling "The Year of the Dog: 52 Weeks of Memphis":

"Loki is a small dog I rescued almost 4 years ago from Memphis Animal Services, and since then, he's learned many tricks and visited children with me and his veterinarian at schools around the area. 

Last year, I decided to combine my hobby of photography, my love for my dog, and my admiration for the city into one big project. We've taken photos at well-known places like center court of FedExForum, on the pitcher's mound at AutoZone Park, and center stage at The Orpheum as well as lesser-known locations around town such as murals, bridges, and parks.

It's been an amazing year exploring this awesome city – we've had so much fun meeting new people, finding off-the-beaten-path locales, and basically creating a massive love letter to the Memphis." 

Here are a few of my personal favorites from the series. If you want to see them all, check out Loki on Facebook. All photos are courtesy of Katie Willis.

Loki Sunflowers

Loki ILM Mural

Loki at Amurica

Loki at Graceland

Loki Grizz


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. AL says:

    I missed the sunflower photo! What a nice peice on a lady and photographer I love–I am a huge fan of Katie (and Loki!)

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