Goodbye Mr. Billy

We lost our Mr. Billy last weekend. He was a faithful companion, singular character, and important member of our family for almost 20 years. He came to my mom as a stray and they spent many happy years together in 3 different locales. He stood by her through a very trying illness until the day she took her last breath.

He moved to New York City and we became his fourth home. He had a love for sleeping, soft laps, roast chicken, sashimi, pudding, ice cream, pizza, and ricotta cheese. He also loved music and my guitar playing. He helped us through some incredibly difficult times even as he battled his own significant health problems. He was a true original, a creature of light, personality, and presence; a determined spirit until his final minutes. The house and our day-to-day seems so empty now. We love you Mr. Billy! Goodnight sweet prince. Travel well.

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