Sterling Rocafort

November 25, 2000

Post #1217 – 20001125

My dearest DP,

For years I’ve had a story you narrated, regarding your dog Snowflake, her life and her passing, deep in my memory. I can’t tell you how that impacted me. Is there a tape of that multi-part story? A print version perhaps? I am also a dog lover and have 2 large puppies of my own, a German Shepard and a Golden Retriever. That story of the love for your pets and how they affected your life was a masterpiece and tore my heart open (in a good way). I consistently find your appearances on NPR delightful and uplifting. So Mr. Pinkwater, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so glad to finally have had the opportunity to express my appreciation for your work.

Very sincerely yours,

Sterling Rocafort

Newburgh, New York

Daniel replies:

I think you allude not to our great dog Arctic Flake, but to another wonderful animal, Arnold. His story, and a number of others are to be found in Hoboken Fish and Chicago Whistle, published by xlibris, and available from or