Just writing the post title hurts, and I’m still in shock. Last night I said goodbye to one of the greatest loves of my life-my furry baby, Billy. After struggling with chronic illness for his entire life (13 years), he told us it was time. Selfishly, I did not want to respect his wishes…but knew it was the right thing to do. He left this world peacefully, in my arms, in a room filled with those who love him most. As heavy as the grief is right now, I’m trying to focus on the beautiful moments and memories…they are abundant (and I intend to share those soon). He lived a love-filled life, and brought joy to all who knew him (and even those who didn’t). Billy was such a gift-to this world, to me, to us…his light + love will never be extinguished. I am forever grateful for his constant companionship and unconditional love. He will be with me always.