Kody and Sam

Dear Mr. Levin,
Happy New Year.

I just finished reading Rescuing Sprite, in 4 days! My family bought it for me. I love the book. It’s precious, it’s touching, it’s just totally adorable. I lost a dog too. I had an alaskan malamute for 13 years who’s name was Kody (Kodiak Silver Bear) who got very sick and we had to put him down 5 yrs ago. A couple of months later we bought a golden retriever and named him Sam (Samwise Gamgee from the Lord of the Rings.) We love Sam! I swear he was reincarnated from a little boy who loved to play baseball and football.

Kody was a big mush, never an ounce of trouble, same with Sam. Dogs are pure joy…they love you no matter what; never hold grudges, are always happy to see you, are better than most relatives and never ask for money!

I can relate to having a dog (and 2 cats) go to animal heaven, it’s never easy, always difficult. They are like children and my 2 kids are teen boys in high school (I have fraternal twins)…who we are raising to love and respect animals. They day we put Kody down, my husband, kids, vet and I all cried. I cried every day for 3 weeks even at work. The same with my 2 kitties. I can relate to everything you said in the book. You are so good to write that book, to be honest about your feelings and emotions and not afraid to share them with the world. I wish more men would write about their experiences with their pets. I am an avid reader and your book is amazing. The pictures of your dogs are adorable too, such cute faces.

I want to thank you for sharing your story. It really touched my heart and soul.

I hope you have many more years with lovable dogs. All they want to do is love and be loved.

Cherie from MA