On Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 8:50pm our family said goodbye to an amazing friend and companion Lila the Bichon Frisé. Lila was my dog, but she was also so much more. I have been very blessed to have had her in my life for the last 14 plus years. I find comfort in knowing that she is no longer hurting. She can now breathe without difficulty. And wherever she is now, she is up to her own mischief: knocking down trash cans, stealing bras and underwear, shredding toilet paper, stealing food off the table, doing the Bichon Blitz and having a blast. I know someday I will see her again. She was that one special dog. She was my best friend and I feel that I am a better person for having had her share my life.