Sparky, my Little One - a tiny Toy Fox Terrier, will always hold a special place in my heart. She lived a long happy life, close to 16 years, and brought much joy, love, and happiness to everyone she met. Before Sparky came along, I had Toy Fox Terrier Nipper for two years. Nipper (who passed away in January 2014 at the age of 18), was an absolutely beautiful, gentle, and loving Toy Fox Terrier. I knew she would like a companion in Sparky. My friend Dawna was picking up a female Toy Fox Terrier puppy (named T.T.) down in Southern Virginia and called to tell me there was a very small female, the runt of the litter, waiting to be adopted. I immediately journeyed down to Southern Virginia and fell in love with tiny, precious Sparky at first sight. Soon we brought Sparky home to join Nipper in Fort Dix New Jersey. Nipper and Sparky got along splendidly and became best of friends.
Sparky was only around 5 pounds at her max weight, but she had the courage of a lion when needed, while also having a sweet, loving, and playful nature. At various animal welfare events, she won several dog awards for "smallest dog". Sparky loved to chase and fetch all sorts of balls, with her mini tennis balls her favorite toy. She accompanied Mommy and sister Nipper around the country for 16 years of Mommy's life in the Coast Guard, travelling and living in all parts of the country from Washington D.C. to Virginia to Kentucky, where she survived several natural disasters including hurricanes, tornadoes, and even an earthquake. I am very grateful to my Mother, sister Donna, niece Tina, nephew Cam, and good friends Dawna and Kelly for showering Sparky with lots of love and play-time throughout her long life.
Sparky never let anything get her down. She bravely battled and overcame degenerative disc disease, including an operation on her neck, along with GI problems during her later years, during which time she showed remarkable courage. She loved to cuddle and spend time under the covers and any type of blanket. When Nipper passed away in January 2014, I could tell Sparky had lost her best friend and she declined rapidly after that, losing interest in eating. I guess she really wanted to join sister Nipper and litter-mate T.T. at the Rainbow Bridge. I am so sad I lost my Little One and could not help her to eat much during her final weeks with me. There will never be another Little One but I will always remember and love her and hope to be reunited with her and Nipper again at the Rainbow Bridge where we can be in peace together in Heaven some day.
We love and miss you very much Sparky!
Mommy and Gorgeous Girl and all of Mommy's and Sparky's friends and relatives (humans and Toy Fox Terriers)
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