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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.
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 15 days 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 18 days 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 20 days 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 1 month ago by rizreviews
WOW!! - A VERY CANDID, HONEST, HEARTWARMING, AND HEART - WRENCHING BOOK ABOUT DOGS, LIFE, AS WELL AS LEARNING AND GROWING FROM OUR FURRY FRIENDS.....IT WILL TOUCH YOU TO THE CORE! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Deborah K. Kelly
If you have any pets at all you will be able to relate to this beautifully written story.Published 1 month ago by AB