Dear Mark,

I just finished your book. I filled three handkerchiefs with tears. It brought back so many memories of my dog Amber, a 13 yr, old greyhound that we rescued twelve years ago. She was also the most loving and kindest dog I have ever known. She loved everyone and every animal she encountered. I am so lucky to have known her and loved her and had her in my life. My wife and I had to make the decision to end her life and say goodbye to her a year ago.

Your book brought back the sadness I felt on the day she went to sleep for the last time and the sadness leading up to that day. More importantly it brought back the memories of her and the love I felt for her. Even after a year it hurts like hell that she’s gone and I don’t see her face when I come in the back door or hear her nails on the floor as she runs out to greet me. Your book helped me to remember the unconditional love I received from this dog and how lucky I was and how lucky I am to have had her in my life.

I’ve never listened to your show. In fact we are probably pretty much at opposite ends of the political spectrum. But I feel we have a common experience with our dogs and have shared experiences that transcend politics. A big liberal hug to you and yours.

Thanks for the book,

Larry from CA