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 decided to buy this book the day I had to put my 5 year old chihuahua to sleep. I cried for 2 weeks because his health was declining. Read morePublished 3 days ago by babygirl123
We had to euthanize our beloved miniature schnauzer, Lucy, this morning. She was 14 and a half. She had diabetes, one blind eye and she was mostly deaf. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michelle27
This is by far one fof the best dog books/memoirs I have ever read (and I've read a lot of them). Levin writes in a clear, succinct, and from-the-heart style that brings the... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Susan Marie Molloy
I've listened to Mr. Levin on the radio for years. He is so passionate and sincere in his beliefs on the radio, while ranting and raving, and yelling that I often wonder how he... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Michael Appel
I will re-iterate most of what other reviewers have mentioned. I received this as a gift and read it, hoping it would move me in the same vein as "Marley & Me", but it was... Read morePublished 26 days ago by meghatronn
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Losing a beloved pet (family member) is tough. This makes the road of the immediate grieving/depression that follows, a little easier to navigate.
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If you had known how much it would hurt to lose them, would you have loved them any less? One mans story about love and loss of a beloved family member and the guilt we all feel... Read morePublished 2 months ago by linda thomas
I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read and and Mark speaks from his heart.Published 2 months ago by luis chapa