Mark Levin: My buddy Pepsi

From his Facebook:

Pepsi passed away at 3:30 pm eastern time today. He was the most precious and joyful dog a family could have. He now joins Sprite and Griffen. The world is a less joyful place today. He was with us nearly 13 years. They were the best years. Until about 3 weeks ago, he had the energy of a puppy.

Pepsi welcomed Sprite and later Griffen into the family. If you read Rescuing Sprite, you know all about him. His tail was always wagging and he always had a smile on his face. He loved everyone and was so darn smart. Pepsi never left my side. Now he’s gone.

Thank you all. As I build the strength to pick up all his toys and his bowls, I wonder if these tears will ever go away.

I need to tend to my family now. Won’t be back for a while. Thank you all again.

I’m never that good with words that I know what to say at times like these. I can only imagine how tough this is for Mark and all I can say is that we’re thinking about you Mark here at The Right Scoop. Many of us have gotten to know you because of your openness with us on the radio and it saddens me greatly to hear of your loss…the loss of another family member.

I will hug my kitties a little tighter tonight (even though they really hate getting hugs) as I remember you and your family. I think I can speak for all of us here in saying that we look forward to hearing your voice on the radio whenever you get back.

For now, here are a few photos of Pepsi from Mark’s pet blog:

Pepsi excited for a trip in the car.
Pepsi begging Mark to take a little fetch break.
Pepsi laying around the house…

May he rest in peace.

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  •  Holy cow!! Not again!!   Poor Mark.

  •  Such an adorable looking dog, I’m sure he will be missed by all who knew and loved him! 

  • Kbbookgirl

    Makes me wanna cry… and people say conservatives like Mark Levin don’t have a heart. 

    •  I did cry. It’s so sad losing a family member.

      • Kbbookgirl

        Yes our pets are part of the family. I dread the day my dog…. oh I can’t even think about it! 🙁 

      • Carolyn

         I cried too.  I’ve lost many pets- too many in the past few years, I sometimes feel like I’m getting too used to it to cry, but I know Mark Levin loves LOVES his pups, and I am sad for him and his family. Pepsi – you’ve got a lot of playmates now. Have fun precious!

      • Carolyn

         I cried too.  I’ve lost many pets- too many in the past few years, I sometimes feel like I’m getting too used to it to cry, but I know Mark Levin loves LOVES his pups, and I am sad for him and his family. Pepsi – you’ve got a lot of playmates now. Have fun precious!

  • Anonymous

     Sorry For Your Loss, Mark Levin….

  • Anonymous

    Mark, May the G_d bless and keep you, may His face shine upon you and give you peace.

    Like Scoop, I will hug my little Baby Girl kittie a little closer and with tears in my eyes will pray for you and your family.

  • las

    Scoop… I love dogs too.  “There!  I’ve said it!”

    I’ll hold my dachsie Ditto a little tighter tonight as well.

  • DCG

    So sad, prayers for his fam. 

  • Anonymous

    My Prayers For You And Pepsi

  • Anonymous

    So sorry Mark.  : ( 

  • poljunkie

     Bummer… Giving my puppies extra chicken jerky now in honor of Pepsi! 

  • Amylpav22

    Sorry for your loss.  People who have pets know they’re loved family members, four-legged ones but loved fiercely nonetheless.  Take care.

  • I dealt with losing a dog a few months ago.  She’d been going downhill for awhile so, while it was sad and difficult to adjust too, I was able to make peace with it quickly.  She needed to go.  I can’t imagine losing a healthy dog quickly.  They’re so much apart of your life and so loyal – they never talk back.  They’re truly remarkable animals.  Hope Mark adjusts and gets a new Pepsi eventually.  

  • Stevenbiot

     Mark, because of you I moved my family to Louisiana to go to medical school. I want to let you know that you are my inspiration and I consider you a friend. Sorry about Pepsi my friend. Keep given the dems hell bro!!

  • So sad to hear this…God Bless the family as they try to cope with their loss.

  • Constance

     Ouch.  Tears in my eyes.  My prayers are with you and your family, Mr. Levin.  God bless.

  • Pauline

    It is so hard to lose a beloved pet, I’m so sorry for Mark Levin. If it’s any consolation, I’m sure his precious dog is in heaven. 

  • Flyover

    “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
    — C.S. Lewis (The Four Loves)      Have experienced this pain and know it will come again in the future.  My prayers go out for you…

    • Carolyn

       That was beautiful Flyover- thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you for such beautiful, moving words, Flyover. 

  • To Mr. Levin.. 

    My dearest and most heartfelt condolences, at the loss of your beloved pet Pepsi..  as I know how it is to lose a loved one, as a loved one, is a loved one.. regardless of being a human, or an animal pet..  🙁

  • simple thought

    i know how you feel………my service dog LUG just turned 21 years old, he has started to go down hill the last few months, know i will loose him soon, it is not something im looking forward too….but i prey to my lord Jesus each day that he dosn’t suffer……
    he can barely get around and i have to wipe him when he goes potty,but its part of being a father,,,,,, he is the reason that i say , dog spelled backwards is GOD 

    • Carolyn

      I’ll be praying for you and your pup now simple thought. 

      • simple thought

        thank you Carolyn

  • Anonymous

     I love the first photo.  There is no love like that of a dog, truly I feel Mark’s pain and I am sorry for his loss.  You are in my prayers.  No doubt in my mind that Pepsi had an awesome life and was loved.  Nothing is more sad to me than for a dog lover to be w/out a dog.  

  • Jdalejr

    Our prayers go out to you, may God give you strength.


  • Lee Shall

    I’m so sorry. I recently lost my old dog. He was 15 1/2 years old. I buried him in his backyard with some of my previous pets. I visit the graves often. It’s tough driving to work with tears in your eyes.
    My heart goes out to you.
    May God bless you,
    Lee M. Shall 

  • Joanneerdman

    This news makes me so sad for Mark. He has lost a member of his family and so soon after Griffen. My deepest sympathies

  • Philip Faustman

    I just had to put my chocolate lab (10) down because of a tumor that restricted his breathing capacity. His last night I bought McDonalds for him and cried my eyes out, I still do from time to time. I pray for Mark and his family but only time can heal the loss of a loved one. I love Mark Levin for everything he has done in the name the truth. I look forward to hearing Mark on the radio soon.

  • Anonymous

    Having lost a very precious beagle three years ago, I understand Mark’s sadness and pain right now. Pepsi joins Sprite, Griffen, my Buttons and all of the other wonderful pets over the Rainbow Bridge where they are free of pain and wait for us to be reunited.

    Thoughts, prayers and hugs coming from me and my furry child Link to Mark and his family.

  • Jimbo

    Great pictures. I am sure “The Great One” will be back with his usual flair and passion. We all feel your pain as I have heard some of your great stories on the radio about your dogs.  

  • I know that feeling and wish it would not have happened.  Pepsi is in DOG HEAVEN.

  • Persephone

    Aww that is so sad.
    My condolences to Mark Levin.
    It hurts to lose a beloved family member…and that is what our pets are.
    I don’t even like to think about losing my dog.
    My husband has been trying to prepare me for it…he knows how I lost it when my parrot died.

    So sorry to hear this, Mr. Levin.
    I pray you can find some comfort in the wonderful memories that you surely have of your beloved Pepsi. 

  • Anonymous

    They say dogs don’t get to go to heaven…”if dogs don’t get to go to heaven, I want to go where they go”…Mark Twain

  • Mikemorrison281

    We love them so much because they love us so much better. Get better soon, Mark. 

  • Anonymous

    Oh, poor Mark.  It’s hard to lose any dog, but Pepsi was always with Mark. 

    When my Sam died it took months, maybe even a year, before I stopped “seeing” him.  It was the weirdest thing.  I’d see him out of the corner of my eye, laying near my desk, or in the kitchen, but when I’d turn to look of course he wasn’t there.

    Mark Levin has the biggest heart of any public figure I know.  I hope he gets another dog as soon as possible.  Mark needs a dog.

  • Gailgipson

    So sorry for your loss.  We get so attached to our pets.  They are a part of the family and it’s hard to lose them.  May God heal your heart quickly.

  • Jason Stogner1979

    Aw…. Not the news I was looking for on this Monday morning. I can’t imagine what it must be like picking up the toys and bowls. All of the memories and emotions rushing through. God Bless you Mark. I selfishly don’t know what I’m gonna do while you’re away.  

  • BigM

    My condolences & blessings to you and your family Mark. God bless!


  •  “Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”  Roger Caras-the late President of the ASPCA

    I am so sorry for your loss Mark Levin-I understand your pain as I too have suffered the loss of dogs and cats and birds and pray that God heals your heart quickly and that you will find another dog soon in need of your family’s love and friendship!

  • Efren418

    My heart with you Mark..never have figured out why man must go though so many best freinds… 

  • kes

    am so saddened by the loss of Pepsi. my prayers are with Mark. they do leave paw prints on the heart.

  • Mr. Levin, please do not be sadden, Pepsi is in a much BETTER place and please know that Pepsi will be waiting with ball in mouth for you when your time here is complete.
    May god bless you sir,
    stay well my friend.

  • Anonymous

    Mark, No proper words can be found to explain my understanding of your loss. If you need help in finding another “buddy” ask RS for my email. I am in northern Maryland and I rescue great additions to my pack because they need homes and love.

  • Amen!

  • Many of the best friends in my life have been my dogs or my family dogs… I’m 46 now and there has never been a time in my life that wasn’t enhanced greatly by the presence of one or more dogs!  The loss of a dog to me is as if I lost a family member.  The comments in response were heartwarming and I was happy to see so many people who understand and empathize with Mark.  God put dogs on earth for us to make up for all the crappy humans that will betray and use you in life.  Man I’m starting welling up here, so I’ll close… God bless you all and God bless all the doggies in this world!

  • I just buried my 21 year old cat a few weeks ago, and that was brutal after 3 days of watching them go and being helpless to comfort them.  And taking away their food and water bowls along with their toys and beds and blankets is just gut-wrenching. 

    They are there for you so often and unconditionally you take it for granted until they are gone.

  •  Dog is GOD spelled backwards. I have NO idea what that means, if ANYTHING.

    just that they both love unconditionally?

    I miss my 4 legged friends.

    condolences Mr levin

  • Prayers are with you and your family Mr. Levin.
    We have lost 3 dogs in the span of 6 months.  Dogs are not suppose to get old.

  • Anonymous

     We’re so sorry Mark.  I was praying he would recover.  God Bless Pepsi, and your family.  When I lost my cat of 20 years, I think it felt sadder than losing a person.  They become your children.  We go through life just assuming they’ll always be with us, and then suddenly they’re not.  I’m so sad for you, Mark, take care.

  • Debby

    Ours pets become such a huge part of lives.  They love us when we’re happy and especially when we are not.

    My heart goes out to you Mark and your family.  It is one of the toughest parts of life, losing one of our best friends.

    God Bless you, your family and your furry angels in heaven.

  • Joanne

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mark and his family. I have lost many fine animal companions through the years, but I continue to have dogs as a part of my family. Even though it hurts so much when they leave us, they give us so much joy and love and add so much to our lives, that I can’t live without them. I know Mark will remember the good times and the joy Pepsi brought, but the grief must be felt and gotten through.

  • Hbnolikeee

    Never a truer friend.  Never a more honest love.  No hidden agendas.  Just give me lots of rubs and food and I’m there for you.  Waiting for you.
    You probably know of this Mr.Levin there is this fable/myth/story about a place called Rainbow Bridge.  If you are not familiar with it,  you can find out about this on the net.  It will make you sad but also eventually a bit of hope that you’ll meet your best friends again.

    Very sorry, Mr.Levin.