Dear Mark,

I just finished reading Rescuing Sprite and what a wonderful tribute. I myself had a wonderful friend. Her name was Hannah and I was blessed to have her for 16 1/2 years. Like you I had to make the hard decision to have her put to sleep which was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. My Hannah was with my daughter and I thru some tough times and made life easier to deal with. I had been married to a man for 24 years who was physically, verbal and sexually abusive to both my daughter and myself. But some of those facts I did not find out until my daugher was 21 years old. Anyway, I finally found the strength to divorce this person and had to pay him $500.00 to keep my precious Hannah which was worth every penny. With good friends and therapy we both have come on top but not without the unconditional love from my Hannah. I was by myself for 6 wonderul years and finally met a man who is a god send. It was as if Hannah hung on until she knew her mom was going to be OK. But it still doesn’t make that decision any easier and I admire that you left that part out for the sake of your kids. Anyway, I had Hannah cremated and have made my wishes known that she is to be buried with me when it is my time to go to heaven.

Bless you for sharing your wonderful story with everyone. I think of my Hannah each and every day with a smile on my face and I know she is still looking after me.

Best Regards,
Terri from OH