I put my dog down today. I have been reading Mr. Levin’s book about Sprite and for the first time in a month I woke up happy. I have been living with the knowledge for the past month that today was the day that I would lose my best friend. I have lost a dog before. I was 16 at the time. I feel much more lucid this time. Much more aware of my loss.


My dog Jake has been with me for the absolute worst times in my life. For the first time in my life I feel truly alone. As I type this I feel utter despair. Jake was a very special dog. I can never forget the joy he has brought me and the fact that he was my island when everything in my world was at its worst. As I sit here I can’t stop the tears from falling down my face. The reason I woke happy today is that I knew that it was time to let him go. I know everyone has most likely said it, but I feel the need to say it again. THANK YOU Mr. Levin for writing this book. I was halfway though it last night when I finally felt better about what was going to happen. Jake you will always be in my heart. You are and always will be my best friend and I will never forget you.


David from MI