i just finished reading rescuing sprite it is a story i can relate to. i lost my best friend chase october 7 2008. i was with him and held him in my arms as he passed. it was hard but i could not watch him suffer any longer. a few days after i was reading a book about indian folk lore and i read this in one of the stories-all the animal beings served in some way except makan`na the dog. being less gifted than other animals,he had nothing to offer,but felt he must give some thing. so the dog pledged his love,and lay down beside where the first man and first woman were sleeping. from that day the dog has remained by the side of human kind. my best friend chase is burried in his back yard.i just came in from telling chase that i miss him and love him good night my friend.

Brian from NY