On December 26th 2016 one of my brothers from another mother passed away. He had four hairy legs and four paws with rough pads. This brother was a part of my life. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. His name was Sparky Forde and he was a true loving animal brother. Everyone loved him in all sorts of ways. Sparky never wanted to be alone. He had a true attachment to the people in my family. When we let him out, he would not leave our side. He was a good hunting dog and swimmer. He loved to play ball and go walking with us.
He was a English Springer Spaniel. It was a very sad day when he passed. Sparky forde died from a liver cancer and cancer in the neck. There was no way of saving my animal brother that day. I prayed that night he would get through it, but when I woke up the next morning things looked fishy. There was no sign of sparky or my parents. I assumed they took Sparky for a walk.
Next thing I noticed my doorbell rang. I ran to the door and opened it. I was hoping to see Sparky and my parents walk in. I wanted to see him and hug him and kiss him. I knew something was wrong. My parents gave me bad news. Then my parents told me that the vet put him down. I fell down on the ground crying and crying. I was balling with tears. I could not believe the news at all.
I struggled dealing with the loss of my pet. I didn’t know if I would ever get over it. Then I wished that he would come back like in the movie The Dog’s Purpose. I was in some kind of denial phase. I felt so empty inside and It still affects me today. A few months later my mom took me to Springfield Pennsylvania to pick out a puppy. I was hoping to pick one out just like Sparky. We ended up leaving the breeder with two puppies. Although Sparky will always have a special place in my heart, I have learned to love and accept our new furry friends, Scooby and Scrappy.