|Tyler cuddles up to Sprite|
|Sprite loved his tee-shirts because he got cold|
|Sprite, Franklin, Tyler and Dolly 2012|
Thanks to all for the messages and condolences about Sprite's passing yesterday.
Our senior Dachshund, Sprite, was over 16 1/2 years old and was in failing health for the last couple of years. Last night, Sprite passed peacefully at the vet's office with Tom and I by his side.
Read yesterday's Blog: Sprite: 12-23-96 to 7-8-13
|Sprite July 8, 2013|
|Sprite, Franklin, Tyler and Dolly loved being together|
He came to us in December 2010, less than a month before he turned 14. He was in poor health, but THANKS to Melissa Ball and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue (please donate if you can - they have a lot of dogs and cover their medical expenses: Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue- donations), Sprite got a lot of great care while we had him as a foster dog.
|Us with our kids (before Tyler arrived)|
SPECIAL THANKS FROM SPRITE:
Mom and Bob (Tom's parents) - who loved caring for Sprite whenever we took trips. They would always look forward to taking Sprite for long weekends or any time they could. They spoiled him all the time with his favorite soft treats and lots of hugs and walks. I remember many times talking on the phone with Bob about us going away and the first thing he said was "Can we take Sprite?"
Yolie - Our friend and neighbor lets our kids out if we have to be out an extended period of time, and has been a wonderful aunt to them. Yolie noted that this past week Sprite couldn't get out of bed when she came over, and she had to help him out - she knew it was his time, too.
|Sprite, Franklin and Dolly loving the backyard|
Thanks to all our friends and family - who have spoiled Sprite during his time with us (there are too many to name).
Melissa Ball - Our friend and coordinator of Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, thanks for allowing us to foster and adopt Sprite. He was the most obedient dachshund I've ever known, and just an old, gentle soul.
|Sprite on his orthopedic bed with favorite blanket|
|Cuddling with Daddy Tom|
|The kids hanging out with friend Cooper|
|Where's my pupperoni?|
|Cuddling with Tyler|