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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.
How blessed these dogs were to have you to love and take care of them!
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great book--wish I found it 2 yrs ago,, when my special precious dog had to be put down. it just opened up those heart breaking memories -- need to help me realize what time I had... Read morePublished 11 days ago by James L. Caldwell
I didn't read it, as I have not lost my best friend yet, but I did buy it for a friend of mine that recently lost his rescued buddy. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Rabes
Having had several dogs of my own, and I now have 4 of which 1 is a Mini Poodle, 2 are Labradoodles and 1 Great Dane. I feel your pain just as you have described it. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Pamela Hopkins
Anything by Mark Levin is great. But this one helped me through a very difficult choice I had to make regarding my two Goldens. Read morePublished 29 days ago by UOdux
Very dull and not as passionate as his political writings. I was very disappointed to glimpse his insecurities and angst.Published 1 month ago by C. Trevino
Being an animal lover, this book really brought home the bond we develop with our pets. This is a must read! Mark really out did himself.Published 2 months ago by Judy Martwinski
Sad, heartwarming and touching. A good read for dog lovers. Have tissue available though. Very thoughtfully and well written. This one will touch your heart.Published 2 months ago by Phillip W. Parker
When I read this book I could see my life with my best buddy (Hobo) who had health issues like Pepsi. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rosalie Livings