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Sun, June 3, 2018 09:19  

If sparky was still alive how old would he be

Hi Lundyn!

If Sparky was still alive, she would be 20 years old. Wow! She was born sometime during 1998, somewhere in New York City. Since we never knew her "real" birthday, we used the day we adopted her from Adopt-a-Dog, April 24, as Sparky's birthday. Our new dog Dexter was also adopted from Adopt-a-Dog, and we celebrated his 3rd birthday May 7, which also was the day we adopted him.

Thanks for writing and hope you had a fun weekend!

Fri, June 1, 2018 04:05  

Has Dexter been to a lot of schools?

Hi Jaylynn!

Dexter has visited three schools so far - Park Avenue School in Danbury, Cos Cob School in Cos Cob, and Park City Magnet School in Bridgeport. But he doesn't like to be inside the schools!! He gets very nervous and shakes when he's inside a school. I don't know why. So Dexter meets the kids outside the school. He's fine with that. Dexter likes to meet the kids.

Thanks for the great question!

Thu, May 31, 2018 06:23  

Its me again how old was Molly

Hi Lundyn!

Both Molly and Maggie lived to be about seven years old. Both were really nice bunnies, and Molly used to visit schools with me. Maggie was bigger than Molly, and she was really fast! Sometimes she would run so quickly all around the room!

Have a fun weekend!

Thu, May 31, 2018 01:32  

Hi how many pet did you have?

Hi Lundyn!

We had lots of pets when we had Sparky. We had Sparky, of course, and Speedy the Tortoise, who we still have (she's about 26 years old now; we have a cage for Speedy, but she usually just roams around the house all day). We also had two bunnies, Molly and Maggie. And we had two frogs, Ali and Frazier. We had a bunch of hamsters and gerbils (the hamsters used to like to escape from their cages!). And my son had a hedgehog named Pearl.

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, we had another frog named Golden Eye and some goldfish, too! Whew! That's a lot of pets. That's why my favorite Sparky story is "No Rest for Sparky," where Sparky is trying to take a nap one day, but all the pets in the house keep bothering her! (In the book, there's an iguana, but we never had an iguana. Sparky's illustrator who did all the drawings, Pilar Newton, had an iguana, so we included her iguana in the story.)

Thanks for the great question!

Wed, May 23, 2018 05:06  

What's your favorite food?

Hi Mikiko!

Sparky's favorite food was pork chops. She would even whine and make noises if we were cooking them! But Sparky loved to eat. Along with her dog food and dog biscuits, Sparky also loved pizza, popcorn, french fries and lots of fruit like apples, pears, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, pineapple, cantaloupe and watermelon! And she like popsicles, too!

Thanks for the great question!

Wed, May 23, 2018 04:54  

When did you die?

Hi Yuya!

Sparky passed away in September 2011. I can believe it's more than six years ago! And even though we adopted a wonderful new dog named Dexter, I still think about Sparky everyday. She was a wonderful dog and also my best friend. We had so many great times together. I miss Sparky's wagging tail and getting so many doggie kisses from her!

Thanks for writing in with the Sparky question!

Fri, May 18, 2018 05:40  

I love your name 🔥

Hi Jimmy!

Yes, Sparky was a great name for a dog! Sparky had that name when we adopted her from Adopt-A-Dog, and we decided to keep it because Sparky was used to it. And the name Sparky sure did fit her, especially when she was young. Sparky had a lot of spark! She loved to run and jump around and her tail never stopped wagging!

Enjoy your weekend (despite the rain!) and thanks for writing!

Fri, May 11, 2018 11:19  

Are you having a good week

Hi Valerie!

Yes, I had a very good week! We celebrated Dexter's 3rd birthday on Monday, May 7. (May 7 is not Dexter's "real" birthday. That's the day we adopted him from Adopt-A-Dog. We don't know his real birthday. All we know is that he was born in 2015 in West Virginia.) For his birthday, Dexter got a cupcake and a new chew toy. And we're getting ready for Dexter's visit to Cos Cob School next Friday!

Hope you had a good week, too!

Mon, May 7, 2018 06:42  


Hi Anjumanara!

Hope you're enjoying the nice weather! It was Dexter's birthday today! He's 3 years old now. Dexter ate a birthday cupcake and got a new chew toy!

Thanks for writing!

Fri, May 4, 2018 03:46  

Happy birthday to you angalena

Hi Treasure!

And a big Happy Birthday to Angalena (Angelinna?)! Dexter's birthday is Monday, May 7. Well, it's not his "real" birthday. It's the day we adopted Dexter from Adopt-A-Dog. Dexter was a stray dog from West Virginia, and we don't know his "real" birthday. All we know is that he was born sometime in 2015. So, we'll celebrate his 3rd birthday on Monday!