Even though her independent streak was sometimes a challenge...
Billie Ciotta was one of the most loving and affectionate dogs I have ever known.
We adopted Billie from a rescue shelter when she was 2 and had her with us for 14 years. Steve and I were very fortunate to have such a vibrant creature in our lives for so long. She filled our house and hearts with joy and love. She was the best big sister in the world to our other adopted dog, Cheyenne.
And even tolerated, our ornery, but loving cat, Sadie.
Yes, indeed, we were blessed. Still, even though old age finally got the best of her, it was very hard to let go. So very sad.
Yesterday, we said goodbye to our beloved Billie-Boo, aka Billie-Schmoopala, aka Queen Billie... but she will live in our hearts forever. She was always an explorer at heart and now she's exploring the great beyond. Rock on, Billie. We love you!