I have a story which happened Christmas day that only people who love their dogs will understand. As a 73 year old retired police sergeant I love your show and your conservatiive values, but when you really showed your heart in writing and bearing your soul in Rescuing Sprite, a side we “men” are not suppose to have and show.
I have a little white Shi Tsu, named “Chrissy,” which I got to take the place of the love of my life I couldn’t have and was suffering from depression and living on anti-depressants. The week I got her, over 18 months ago, I took my last pill. She has been a life-saver to me.


My little 2 year old granddaughter just loves her and I have been talking to my son about getting a dog for her.
On Christmas day, he, as a Battalion Chief on our fire dept answered a suicide call. A 62 year old woman with some of the same problems I had gone thru had lost her precious little white Pekingnese which had gotten outside and she couldn’t find it. Neighbors were looking for it but she went into the house and shot herself to death. Most people can’t realize how attached one gets to our dogs.


But that is not the end of the story. The woman’s son-in-law was a police officer, and when they found the dog about two hours after the suicide call, he called the fire dept to ask if anyone wanted the dog.
My son jumped at the chance to rescue this 2 year old bundle of fur and joy and give it a good loving home with a 2 year old girl, a 10 year old boy, and a playful rabbit Lucy Lu can chase around the house.
Today Rick took Lucy Lu to the groomers to get all the sandspurs out of her that she picked up on her little run outside on Christmas day. She now has two bows and a scarf and looks like a doll.

Funny how God works….when He places too much on us and we react irrationally, He makes everything come out well in the end. I’m sure this fine lady can look down from Heaven and see her precioius Lucy Lu has a good home, loving kids to play with and feel good about it.
Sometimes our police and firemen are more than just our rescuers, they rescue the one most precious to us also.


Dick from FL