I knew my girl Pippa wouldn’t live forever, but there’s knowing it and there’s living it. As these things often do, Pippa’s decline came suddenly and I was overwhelmed with the many decisions and arrangements that needed to be made quickly. Billie Jo stepped in immediately and took care of all the communication, arrangements, and gave me a resource describing the dying process which brought me so much peace and allowed me to honor Pippa’s life and our bond by not spending her last days on earth trying to fix or change it and instead granting her the time to leave when she was ready.

When I look back on this time, while it is still painful and likely always will be, I have no regrets in how I spent my last days with my best friend. Billie Jo helped me to honor Pippa’s life by seeing her through her last breath and it’s a gift I will never be able to repay but will be forever grateful for. If you have an animal in your life, I highly recommend working with Billie Jo. Letting go of our dear animals will never be easy, but in the right hands, it won’t feel as lonely.