Hi Mark:

I just lost my dog,Maggi,in July,much the same way as your Sprite. Maggi was 16 1/2 years old,a Shih Tzu,who I had raised from 6 weeks old.

I am still mourning my little girl,and she was such a joy to me.She finally succumbed to kidney disease,and some cancer.I also wondered if I was doing the right thing the day we had the vet put her to sleep,but I knew that she was suffering,although she never wimpered.You just know….

I took care of my mother for 4 years,and she was always afraid of dogs,but she grew to love Maggi.She would feed her with a fork,so she wouldn’t touch her mouth.

My husband gave me your book for Chanukah,and wrote inside ” in loving memory of Maggi”,and I bawled all over again.I read the book in one sitting,and bawled again.It is nice to know that I am not the only one to have such compassion for a pet.I am currently looking for another dog,and have thought about a rescue dog….

I also had Maggi cremated,and she currently sits right behind me in the dining room,with her picture in front of her little urn.

Thanks for sharing a very touching story with me.

Happy New Year to you and your family.

Marion from OH