Thank you, Mark for sharing youur feelings in your book about Sprite. I experienced many of the same but had not identified words for them for nearly 2 years after I had to put my beloved sheltie Strega to sleep after her brave battle with kdney failure. I felt I could have done more early on and was eaten up by guilt for not having done more. I finally had to stop and just start being grateful for each of the short precious days we had together.

When you say “Goodnight Spritey” at the end of a broadcast, I cry because of my own grief and the sadness I feel for you because you still miss him. My Strega was my joy. I looked into her eyes and saw pure love. I was blessed to be loved by her.

Karen from MI