My husband gave me “Rescuing Sprite” for Christmas. Our senior English Springer Spaniel, Toby, had been in failing health for about a year. He, like Sprite, had arthritis. He was also hard of hearing and almost blind. He was a rescue dog who was supposedly about 5 years old when we adopted him. He was probably more like 7 or 8.

The day after Christmas (10 days ago) we put him to sleep. We didn’t want him to suffer any longer.

Toby had “issues” when we adopted him. He had been found severly underweight and had heartworm. We don’t know how he was mistreated by his previous owners but because of some of the issues he had we suspect he wasn’t treated well. For six and a half years we were blessed to give him a loving home where he was spoiled daily. Our second rescue Springer, Tess, misses him too but is slowly adjusting. Their picture is attached.

Mark, I shed tears as I read your book about Sprite. Much of it reminded me of some of our recent experiences. Thank you for sharing your heart with us readers. Your book is a treasure and came at the right time in my life.

And yes, we will find another rescue dog to share our lives and be a companion to Tess.

God bless you and your family for loving dogs and caring for them.

Charlene from CA