Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog 1998-2010



Dear friends~

It is with great sadness to share with you that my best friend, Sparkles, passed away last night.

Even though she is gone, her message of helping keep people safe from fire will live on.

Please pray for her, her family, her fire service family, and for all of the many people, especially children, of whose lives she has touched.

More information will follow. Memorial service arrangements pending.

Memorial contributions to help continue the work of Sparkles may be made to the

Keep Kids Fire Safe Foundation.

Sparkles obit on Fire Chief Magazine's website.

Sparkles' Bio.

Sparkles' Video.

Post by Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Dog.

Post by Kids Firefighter Blog.

Daryn Kagan Video about Sparkles (courtesy of darynkagan.com)

To leave a note on Sparkles' Facebook page, please click HERE. You may also leave your comment below. Your words are very healing.
Thank you so much. Dayna, Tango, and Siren


17 comments:

Barbara Schantz said...

My daughters and I are sad to hear about Sparkles, but do know that her influence will live on forever.

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

It will always be one of my greatest honors to have met you Sparkles when you came to stay with me in April 2010.
I know you are running free and no more pain at the Rainbow Bridge and I am so happy for you... My mom and I will keep your Mom and family in our prayers.
We will meet again someday...

Your pal always,
Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

It will always be one of my greatest honors to have met you Sparkles when you came to stay with me in April 2010.
I know you are running free and no more pain at the Rainbow Bridge and I am so happy for you... My mom and I will keep your Mom and family in our prayers.
We will meet again someday...

Your pal always,
Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

It will always be one of my greatest honors to have met you Sparkles when you came to stay with me in April 2010.
I know you are running free and no more pain at the Rainbow Bridge and I am so happy for you... My mom and I will keep your Mom and family in our prayers.
We will meet again someday...

Your pal always,
Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

It will always be one of my greatest honors to have met you Sparkles when you came to stay with me in April 2010.
I know you are running free and no more pain at the Rainbow Bridge and I am so happy for you... My mom and I will keep your Mom and family in our prayers.
We will meet again someday...

Your pal always,
Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog

Devri said...

We never got to meet you Sparkles, but we loved you just the same. We love your message, and it helped us so much when Karl had his fire accident. He makes sure that he tells everyone that he stopped, dropped and rolled to help himself. He is almost all healed now, and is thankful that you helped him with your message. Run free at Rainbow Bridge and know that you are one of the greatest dogs EVER in our hearts. All our love,
Devri, Karl, Thurman and Brian

Devri said...

We never got to meet you Sparkles, but we loved you all the same. Your message helped our Daddy when he had his fire accident. He makes sure to tell everyone that he stopped, dropped and rolled. Thank you for all you did for everyone everywhere. We will be honored to meet you at Rainbow Bridge some day.
Love,
Thurman and Brian Malm

The Storybooking Gal said...

Oh Dayna - My heart is breaking for you. Sparkles will live on though in his message and in people's hearts.

amy said...

So very sorry for your loss. Sparkles touched so many hearts. May she rest in peace, and may comfort reach your heart in knowing that she is in God's loving arms.

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

I am so very sorry to hear this. Hugs to you and yours- Sparkles made an important impact and will be remembered.

Gloria & Maizy said...

I am so saddened by the loss of Sparkles . She was an amazing dog and so special to everyone. My condolences to Firefighter Dana and family.....Godspeed Sweet Sparkles !

Jenny Pavlovic said...

Dayna, I'm so sorry about your loss of Sparkles. You and Sparkles certainly made a positive difference in the world and Sparkles' legacy will live on. RIP Sparkles. Please say hi to 8 State Kate at the Rainbow Bridge.

Steve + Tucker said...

So very sorry for your loss. You and Sparkles did more to bring fire education to people than all the SAFE programs combined. Please know that we are sharing the loss with you! Steve and Tucker

Linda said...

Linda and the Southborough News followers of Sparkles sends their condolences to a great dog that showed children so much in fire safety.

Anonymous said...

Oh Dayna, I am terribly saddened to learn of Sparkles passing. However, I am so pleased I did learn of her good work and how special she is to you. You are so wonderful with what you do. Remember her spirit and continue in her memory always.
Love and hugs,
Toni and spots, Australia

MpsArk said...

Dayna & Robert and Michael,

I just found out about Sparkles' death. I am so sorry for your great loss of this wonderful dog and member of your family who touched so many people's lives! She will be so missed by all of you for a very long time. You have our prayers and support in this difficult time and in the days and months ahead!

We Love You!
Aunt Mary & Uncle Danny

Judy said...

Dayna,
I am so sad to hear about Sparkles passing. She was such a jewel. Sparkles was such a good companion to you and you her. Sparkles touched so many people with her kind heart. Even when she was having difficulty getting up and down she did so without reserve. She definitely responded to your every wishes and in turn you responded to hers. A perfect love and friendship that is not often seen between humans but was seen between you and your loving Sparkles. I know there is a hole in your heart right now and I am so sorry. I am reaching out to you and giving you a big hug from me and from Sparkles.
I love you.
Aunt Judy