Dear Mark, I just completed your lovely book about Sprite. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt story with so many of us dog lovers. I have lost some of my beloved “fur-kids” also. I found your story so full of compassion, thought, insight and love that I just wanted to respond to you here.

It has been 5 years since my last Beloved pet , Amber died. We too had to end her life and chose to have our vet come to our home. It was the second time I had to make that “grown up god-like decision to end a beloved life. You explained the anguish and thought that goes into such a decison very eloquently.

Now, I have two new fur-kids; Aloha; (love in Hawaiina) and Mahalo; (gratitude in Hawaiian). I named that because I feel such love and gratitude to have the opportunity to be their guardians in their lives. There is much more I would like to share as I have now made dogs my “heart work”.

I will save that for another time. Thanks again Mark, for giving this book to the world. Aloha and Mahalo,

Loren from AZ