Dear Mark,
I listen to your show every night here in San Diego, and I really enjoy hearing your heartfelt feelings about animals and in particular your comments about your life with your beloved pets.

As I write this today, my beloved 22 year old cat Max is lying in my bedroom dying. He can’t get up to walk, and he hasn’t been able to do any of the things he so loved to do.

I’ve been holding off the inevitable, but today I must face reality and take him in to be put to rest. I just felt compelled to write and tell you because I feel a connection to you and your experience with Sprite.

Thank you for your show. We’re all very lucky to have you to listen to. I look forward to reading your book.

 Respectfully, David from CA

4 Responses

  1. Lisa Young Says:

    Dear David,

    I am very sorry you have to give your baby his angel wings. I know the pain you feel and the heartache to come.

    Lots of prayers going out for you.

    Lisa in TX

  2. Konnie Brown Says:

    David – I hope you take comfort in this, it is so hard to lose them….


    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And if pain should keep me from my sleep,
    Then will you do what must be done?
    For this–the last battle–can’t be won.
    You will be sad I understand,
    But don’t let this grief stay your hand,
    For on this day, more than the rest
    Your love, your friendship must stand the test.
    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn’t want me to suffer so,
    When the time is right, please, let me go
    Take me to where my needs they’ll tend
    Only, stay with me untill the end.
    And hold me firm and speak to me,
    Until my eyes no longer see.
    I know in time you will agree,
    It is a kindness you do for me.
    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.
    Don’t greive that it must be you,
    Who ~has to decide this thing to do;
    We’ve been so close–we two–these years,
    Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
    ~author unknown

  3. The Goodale Family Says:

    Dear David,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We lost our 9 year old cat Furmata to cancer within one week of her inability to get up (we had no idea she was sick). We had a special time with her before we said goodbye for exploratory surgery from which she did not awake. She was all white with blue eyes. He will always be with you. Take care and God bless.

    The Goodales, Las Vegas

  4. Mark Levin Says:

    David, I am so sorry to hear you are losing your cat today. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you. Mark