2004 was the worst year of my life. My fifty-two-year-old husband was deployed to Kuwait, I waited out two of the four hurricanes that hit, had to put down my two rescued Rottweilers (Abby, 6 and Jagger, 2 1/2) because they got out while I was at church one evening, and accidently ran over our eight-year-old cat that (the vet told me later) would have died soon anyway because he was “ate up” with cancer. (That was little, if any comfort, I assure you!)

I’ve always had “critters” and have had to, from time to time, make the same decision you did for Sprite.

Our Rotts were a great source of security and love. Having to euthanize those two beautiful dogs while my husband was away was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

“Rescuing Sprite” was the best and worst book I’ve ever read, as I completely identified with you and felt your pain.

God bless you and keep you and your family, Mark. May you also be comforted by the wonderful memories that you have of your precious Sprite.

Shelby from FL