When Sparky grew up, she and Smokey became good "friends" and Sparky had a litter of 8 beautiful puppies. Mom had taken them to the vet and had them checked and got their first shots and everything but something awful happened. They all got Parvo. That is a terrible disease that most puppies never survive. Mom and Dad did everything they could but one by one 7 little beautiful puppies died. It was such a sad sad week for Mom, Dad, Daniel and especially Sparky. Mom and Dad worked around the clock on the 8th puppy, he was the biggest and strongest and after 48 hours he started to come around! He grew up to be the most beautiful Smokey Jr! He had blue eyes! When it came time for him to go to his new home, one of the Fireman where Dad worked wanted him really bad so Dad gave him to him and he named that White with black spotted dog BROWNIE! after Dad :)
After Sparky recovered from her first loss of her beautiful babies she had another litter! And this time NOTHING went wrong, and if anything these were even more beautiful then the first. She had 8 more this time. Daniel had them all named of course. Mom has some picture's where his little hand writing is on the back with each of their names :) Daniel really really loved these puppies and had fun running and playing with them in the yard. It really was quite a sight to see all those little speckled pups going every which way nipping at Daniels ankles! It was very hard for Daniel to have to give them to new homes, but he was a brave brother and he did ..Sparky was an inside/outside dog. When it was cold she liked to be in the house and her favorite place was curled up in front of the fireplace! Some times Daniel would curl up and go to sleep with her there, he loved her very much!Sparky was a loyal friend to Daniel and all the family and she was beautiful too! And a footnote to Sparky's story, is Mom is still on her soapbox about Anti Freeze! It's deadly poisen to animals and it must be made not to taste appealing and people need to NEVER EVER dump it out on the ground.