2000 – 2008

Bijoux was eight years old and always delicate with respiratory issues for which she had surgery early on in life. She finally succumbed to the progressive disease when her larynx collapsed. The only option the surgeon at Animal Center could offer was a permanent tracheoscopy tube in her neck and I made the heartbreaking decision to put her down so that she would not suffer.

Bijoux was my muse. We did everything together. She was beautiful, mischievous, sophisticated and confident. Tiny at only 15 pounds, she embodied the serenity of a tiny Buddha, at other times the melodrama of a sad little Pagliacchi clown.

Please say a prayer that my beautiful girl is happy in heaven.

Jessica