I rescued Billie 13 years ago from an abusive situation. She has been my longtime champion, best friend, hiking partner and family member every since, with whom I  have created many cherished memories. On Sunday August 29th she crossed the rainbow bridge and is finally resting in peace. Billie took a turn for the worse this past weekend and a decision had to be made. At 16 years of age, she has outlived any expectations of her breed (German Short Hair Pointer) and many of her long term friends. She has lived a very active lifestyle and was an amazing “big sista” to the ever growing zoo she shared her home with. Even though it’s been many very sad days, we know we did the best thing as she suffered a lot in her first 3 years and had a glorious 13 years with us. We do not wish people to be sad at her passing, since 16 years of a dog’s life equal 112 in human life and she lived an awesome life with us and had many adventures. Instead be happy if you had a chance to meet her, as she touched many people including non-dog humans. Remember the smile she put on your face or her leaning in to your knee and looking at you with her smile. Let Billie remind you that there is so much good in this world to be shared, that you should never give up as sunshine is around the corner and, to always smile as much as you can as your smile might make someone’s day. xoxox  Rest in Peace my sweet one!!!

photo by Darshan Alexandar Photograghy


Published by Laura Balducci Art

I am a multidisciplinary artist, combining materials and techniques.Living on the sunny shores of Cortes Island ,The West Coast of B.C. Canada.

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