Who would have thought I'd write a book about a dog named Sprite? Well, actually, about a dog named Pepsi,too, and another one named Griffen.
Every dog lover has a dog story. This is mine.
For most of my life, my passions have involved big goals and big thoughts. I've spent my career as a lawyer and broadcaster working on constitutional issues, writing about public policy, and talking about current events. I've served at the highest levels of our government, and I've even written a book about the Supreme Court. So why write this book? Because I am, fi rst and foremost, a dog lover. Few things in life have given me the kind of joy and, frankly, sorrow, as my relationships with my dogs. And this is especially so with an older dog we rescued from a local shelter.
We called him Sprite.
Sprite was found one day roaming the streets of Silver Spring, Maryland. We believe he lost his original family -- or they lost him. He was taken to a local shelter and later handed over to foster parents while awaiting a family to adopt him. We were lucky to be that family.
Sprite was so beautiful. He had big brown eyes and the softest fur I'd ever touched. As we soon learned, Sprite also suffered from serious and ultimately debilitating health problems, but he never let any of it get him down. Despite life's curveballs, he was a dignifi ed, graceful, and courageous dog. He was friendly to all, humans and canines alike.
Sprite touched me in ways I could never have expected. He taught me to better appreciate the simple and more important things in life. He quickly became an irreplaceable member of our family and a fixture in the neighborhood. Even with all his setbacks, Sprite was full of life. He appreciated life. He cherished every moment, seeming to understand that his time left on earth would be toobrief.
I loved this dog. Writing this book was both painful and cathartic for me. Reading it may be emotional for you. I hope it brings you some smiles. I know it will bring you some tears. I hope, when you're done, that you are moved to hold your dog closer in your arms -- or in your memories. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and and Mark speaks from his heart.Published 9 days ago by luis chapa
Loved it. Have given to people who have lost their beloved dogs and they found it to be healing ... as I did after having to put down ours.Published 22 days ago by K. High
TRUE STORY..........Mark Levin (the great one) has been on Hannity many times...this is about his dog Sprite, a dog found wandering the streets and taken to a shelter where he was... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Plum80
Mark R. Levin loves dogs, loves the loyalty and devotion given by dogs. He has adopted dogs, he and I came from essentially the same area of Phila.,PA. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stanley P Stein
I loved my dog Pippin,she was alot of fun and joy.Mark's book was great with losing her to cancer.Buying this book from Amazon,was great with price and time it took to get to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gerald B.Keaton
I bought the book for a friend who was just about to lose a special pet. She was so grateful. The story by Mark Levin really touched her.Published 1 month ago by William Cherry
You will cry countless time reading this book. Dog lovers should read this. Heart wrenching but it's a must. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rizreviews