I need to tell you a few things from my heart: As I mentioned, I have no living family in the United States; an issue which is extremely difficult for me to bear. I have wonderful friends but it is not the same. My animals are my family; they are my “children”. Sparky and his brother Nini were found in a back alley at 10 weeks old. They bring me joy and happiness every day. Thank you so much for your help and for not giving up on Sparky. (2009)