Mark, I lost my precious chocolate lab Heidi Dec. 7th this year at the same time you lost Sprite. I cannot believe how similar our stories are. End the life of a beloved friend shouldn’t be easy. The guilt I felt was beyond what I could have imagined. Combined with a grief like I have never experienced.


My mother gave me your book for Christmas and I just finished it New Year’s night. While I come from the opposite end of the political spectrum, We will always be brothers because of our relationships with dogs. Two days before Christmas I adopted a shelter dog to fill the hole in my heart. I can see that we have healed each other. To know what love is requires risk. That in turn sets us up for pain but the love and joy are more powerful.


Robert from MI