Pet-Peeves: Havng to go outside (unless she's going to the dogpark.)
Favorite Toy: Nothing really
Favorite Food: Human food (not too much), Marrowbone (morning treat), and dog food
Favorite Walk: She doesn't really go for walks anymore but her favorite place to walk around at used to be the dogpark.
Best Tricks: Sit
Arrival Story: We were looking for another JRT to keep Wishbone company. We saw an ad in the paper for a JRT and a Rat Terrier looking for a new home. We were interested in the Jack Russell but when we went, the JRT had already gone with another family. Wishbone was with us and when the two met, they got along great. They played and chased each other and acted like they had been together forever. We decided to get her and she's been with us for 12 1/2 years. She and Wishbone are still close to this day.
Bio: She's very calm and is happy in any situation. She never complains and is very mellow. She loves any puppy but now that she's getting older, puppies are too hyper for her so she doesn't want to interact with them as much. We think she might
have been a mama before she was rescued from the streets when she was a young pup.
Here I am, finally.
I want to thank all who visited Sparkee's page to leave
comments, rosettes, gifts, and stars.
For the comments:
*Drover & Family
*Tripod & Family
*Shay & Family
*Petey & Mom
*Winston & Family
*Stryker & Family
*Wyoming & Family
*Tucker & Family Thank you.
For the rosettes:
*Cookie & Family
*Drover & Family
*Daisy, Ella & Family
*Simon & Family (Simon and Sparkee crossed the Bridge together)
*Nelly & Family
*Kirby & Family
*Pogo & Family
*Angel Mica & Family]
*Sophie Clair & Family Thank you.
For the gifts:
*Nicki & Family
*Molly & Family
*Vayla & Family Thank you.
For the stars:
*Snoopy & Family
*Ava & Family
*Belle & Family
*Petey & Mom
*Cruiser & Family
*Daisy, Ella, & Family
*Lucy Brown & Family
*Wyoming & Family
*Groucho Marx & Family
*Flicka & Family Thank you.
Thank you, also, to those who mentioned Sparkee
in their diaries and to those who sent us cards.
Thank you so much for caring about us and
showing us such love.
It is with a heavy, devastated heart that I come
here to Sparkee's diary to inform all her pals that
she crossed the Rainbow Bridge August 28, 2009.
Thursday I had gone to run some errands, so I don't
actually know when or what happened.
When I get home, the first thing I do is let all the pups
go out to do their "business". When I let Sparkee go
out, she seemed normal except that she looked kinda
scared but I chalked it up to the lightning. We all
came in and I fed them. I think she ate but I'm not
100% sure because I was watching some of the others
to check if they were eating or not (sometimes some of
them decide to turn up their noses at what I'm serving!)
so I could pick up their bowls and put them up on the
counter. I don't want one of them to go eat someone
else's after they're done with theirs.
Anyway, as the night progressed, she started acting
weird. She started panting and acting nervous and
walking around like she needed to get somewhere
quick. She walked to a corner and was at a loss so
she sat down and cried. By this time, I'm freaked
out. I decided that she should sleep in the crate so
she maybe could feel secure. This morning she was
crying and howling (she never does this) to get out.
Her back was to the door and when I opened it she
didn't turn around. It was as if she didn't know
where she was or how to get out of where she was.
I patted her and called her name but she wouldn't
turn around. I finally got her out and carried her
outside. When I set her down she walked around but
I noticed that she was stumbling a little. I knew
something was horribly wrong when she ran into the
fence and the van and the tree and everything else. I
knew then that she couldn't see anymore. I knew she
probably had a stroke when I had been away for a while
I had been planning for sometime on taking Keighty to
the vet but now I knew that two pups would be going
instead. I felt down deep in my gut that the situation
with Sparkee didn't look too good. And I was right.
The vet said that it was probably a stroke or a brain
tumor and with her age she would be getting worse
instead of better and no meds were going to help her.
So her dad and I made the very hard decision to have
her put down.
They gave us time to be with her and we told her that
she was the best dog ever. She was never mean to
anyone dog or human. She was always happy in any
situation. We never had any problems with her ever.
And I thanked her for all this. I told her through my
tears, that we loved her and we were sorry that we
couldn't help her this time. I kissed her over and over
but I don't really think she had a clue what was going
on. I don't think she even knew where she was.
Then the vet came in and as her dad was holding her,
the vet started to do, you know. I thought I could stay
through the whole thing, but I just couldn't. I went to
the next room but I could hear the vet say she was gone.
That's when I really started to cry.
She was with us for 13 years and she really was the
best dog. She was the sweetest, kindest and happiest
pup up to Thursday. It happened so fast and she got
worse so fast. I knew with her age that one day she
was going to get sick and I would eventually lose her,
but this was just so unexpected. It totally threw me for
Thank you, Sparkee, for the 13 wonderful years you
spent with me and for loving me.
I will forever love and remember you.