Sprite’s Corner

Maggio News Mascot Sprite Passed Away at Age, 12

ALERT: At 2:05 pm on Friday the 13th, Sprite Maggio passed away after a 14 week fight with one of the most aggressive forms of cancer a dog could get, he was diagnosed before thanksgiving, we spared no expense in trying to keep him with us longer, he gave the cancer a valiant fight, but today lost the battle. Sprite was a unique personality to say the least, he was our best friend, and he was my pal my guy and my right-hand man, and he was our companion, and a shoulder to lean on. He was a fisherman, a frog hunter, a squirrel and geese chaser, a swimmer, a car window surfer, and explorer, he loved eating burgers in the car with his dad, Rice Krispies were his favorite late-night snack, and really loved strawberries, he had the biggest golf ball collection of any dog, and he liked searching for golf balls with his mom along the driving range, he also liked his tennis balls, but loved his ripped up nerf football. Sprite was a very wise dog he knew things about the human condition that most human beings could never begin to grasp when it came to life and death, he could sense things that only a handful of us have been privileged to experience. Throughout his short life Sprite succeeded where most human beings failed. He made Maggie and I into more loving and compassionate human beings, that’s for sure. A lot of people don’t know this, but Sprite was a famous dog in Chicago he was the Maggio News & Bloody Chicago, mascot for 10 years, he had his own page at Maggionews.com, he has had a magazine article written about him, he stared in half a dozen Bloody Chicago Videos and two of his own videos. Sprite leaves behind Maggie and me, we are both heartbroken and devastated by this tragedy, our future is now uncertain, we were both touched in so many ways by this little dog, as were so many others. To my Pal my friend and my number one guy you taught us many things you will be forever in our hearts rest in peace my BEST friend, your mommy and daddy love you and miss you.

Sprite was found in a pet store on July of 2009 it was Mark Levin that inspired us to seek an addition to our home. He is the Maggio News mascot and very proud of it. As you can see from the photos below he has grown up to be a very handsome dog who enjoys swimming, sleeping, getting into all kinds of mischief and posing for pictures. Sprite loves hanging out with us while we work on the site in fact he has his very own chair next to ours where he curls up for a long day of napping and snoring while listening to rush and mark levin. We couldn’t ask for a better companion as he always seems to make us laugh and keeps a smile on our face everyday.

Sprites Big Christmas Haul 2019

By Thanksgiving we knew Sprite was very sick and had a very limited amount of time with us so we had the best Christmas with him, he loved opening his and our gifts on Christmas he was a master gift opener. Miss you Buddy !!!!!!

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We threw a nice birthday party for our guy that brought so much joy to our lives, Miss you buddy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sprite’s Big Kentucky Vacation

Come along for the ride as we take you on a city dog’s vacation in Kentucky. In this video our Maggio News mascot Sprite finds himself in all sorts of fun and exciting places. Watch as Sprite leaves behind the big city and enters a world full of fishing, boats and strange animals the likes of which sprite has never seen before. We are sure that both children and adults will enjoy this video. We hope you have as much fun watching as we did creating it.

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  4 comments for “Sprite’s Corner

  1. Yvette Smith
    July 11, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Sprite is gorgeous and so much fun! Can’t wait to meet him. It is now official Rick says. Lol
    Great video!

  2. Clint leslie
    October 5, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Right on Victor…. Great work…. Love the dog….

  3. Bobbie
    November 1, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Love Sprite! Gorgeous fur-baby!

  4. Chris
    March 18, 2020 at 3:33 pm

    Such a wonderful part of the family. My dogs mean the world to me too, I’m so sorry for your loss.

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