Abby, Charlie

Mark, I found your show via Sean Hannity (which is a whole different story).  I myself am a dog lover, and I own 2:  Abby, whom my (now ex) wife and I got from a shelter and Charlie, a German Shepherd that I\’ve raised since he was 9 weeks old.  I\’ve had dogs all my life and I can\’t imagine life without them.   I\’ve never had to put one down, but I have had to put down a pet I had once.  He was a ferret named Bubba.   It hurt like hell and I cried for weeks.  Abby is 15 now and I know the day is coming that I might have to make that decision to do what is best for her and not me.   I haven\’t read your book yet, but I get paid tomorrow and I\’m going to get a copy.  I\’ve seen the interview you did with Rush and just that much struck a chord with me that someone else in this world appreciates what dogs give to us.  I\’ll never forget when my mother called me in 1995, saying that she thought our dog Mickey was dead.  It was a cold, snowy day and when I got there I looked out the back door window and he was just laying in the snow.   He had indeed died. I wrapped him up in a blanket and took him to his veterinarian.  It hurt like hell to just leave him there to be cremated like just an object.  I was spared the agony of having to put him down but it still had a cost.  Mom has his ashes still and I guess that\’s a good thing.

I hope you are reading this as I\’d like to share with you something that might make you smile.   I mentioned my Shepherd, Charlie.  He is 4 years old (born January 3, 2005).  He is the smartest dog I have ever known.  Every morning when the alarm goes off, he comes out of his bed and jumps on mine.  I tell him \”give me a hug\” and he comes and puts his head on my chest and \”cuddles\” with me.  He is exactly the same kind of dog that you described in your interview with Rush and I just wanted to say thank you for being appreciative of dogs.  It kills me that people abuse them and going back to your interview with Rush, Michael Vick deserves to be where he\’s at.

I\’ll end this with a quote I imagine you\’ve already heard, but it\’s fantastic nonetheless:  \”If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.\”

Thanks Mr. Levin

Bryan from CO