I just finished your book and wanted to personally extend my sympathies to you and your family. On january 4, 2008, I too lost my most loyal companion, tyler. He was a 13 1/2 year old yellow lab that I had from the time he was 8 weeks old. I also struggled with the fact that I decided when, where and what time my best friend would pass away. Signing those papers haunted me for weeks. I miss my Tyler every single day. I have lost loved ones in my life, but this was by far the most painful decision and hardest thing I’ve ever done. Our home still feels so empty. We have his ashes and I look at the tin daily. We are not ready yet for another dog, but when we are, we will rescue one from a shelter. Honestly, I didnt think I would want another dog, but your book helped me realize that, yes, the joy and love they give us every single day, does override the sorrow we feel when they’re gone. Sprite was a very lucky boy to have such a wonderful family. Peace,

Peggy from NH