Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy
and Anguish
Sprite and Pepsi became fast friends. They did
everything together, from rummaging through the
trash to loudly greeting the deliveryman. And the
Levin family fell in love with him -- with his gentle
nature, beautiful face and soft, huggable fur. But on
Halloween night, shortly after joining their family,
Sprite suddenly collapsed and was rushed to the
animal hospital. It was the first of many such visits,
and the start of a long journey for the Levin family,
filled with much joy and anguish.

During the next two years, Sprite and Pepsi were
inseparable. And Sprite's bond with the Levin family
deepened. Friends, neighbors, and even Mark's
radio audience came to know and love Sprite. As
Mark's daughter turned eighteen and graduated
from high school and Mark's son turned fifteen,
Sprite's health deteriorated -- even as his spirits
remained high and his beauty and grace continued
to inspire. Comfort came from family, fans, and
friends, and between Thanksgiving and Christmas
2006, the Levin family said their emotional final
goodbye. Crushed and consumed with grief, Mark
turned to family, friends, and fans for help.

But new hope came when the Levins least expected

Rescuing Sprite is a stunningly intimate look at the
love between a family and a dog, one that movingly
shows, in Mark Levin's words, that "in the end, we
humans are the lucky ones."

The author will donate a portion of his proceeds
from the sale of this book to animal shelters.
Mark Levin
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Although Mark Levin is known as a constitutional
lawyer and a nationally syndicated broadcaster, he
is, first and foremost, a dog lover. In 1998, he and
his family welcomed a half-Border Collie/half-Cocker
Spaniel they named Pepsi into their lives. Six years
later, his wife and son persuaded him to adopt a
dog from the local shelter, a Spaniel mix. It turned
out he was older than originally thought, and he
was the most beautiful dog they'd ever seen. They
named him Sprite.