Visual storytellerLara Hotz

A personal story. BILLY

I document a lot of joy, happiness and important occasions from other peoples lives.
I feel like sometimes I neglect picking up my camera for my own loved ones.

This is Billy. He is my brother, 17 years ago we adopted him into our family.
He has bought us so much love and joy.
Billy is the most puppy-like 120 year old dog you will ever meet.

Today we felt like we had almost lost Billy.
His back legs have recently become paralyzed and he has been quite unwell.
We had the vet come over looking at the options of possibly putting Billy to sleep if it was too unfair to keep him here.

This is the documentation of Billy enjoying the sunshine on his skin and grass under his feet.
This is the story of my family today.

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  • Adam Cavanagh05/03/2013 - 10:51 PM

    He’s gorgeous and he still looks like a happy little man. Wishing you guys all the best and I hope his health improves.ReplyCancel

  • Leah06/03/2013 - 7:15 AM

    Billy, you are ridiculously cute! Stay healthy & comfortable little mate.ReplyCancel

  • Daphne Leibowitz07/03/2013 - 3:52 AM

    Heartbreaking to see pictures of a special beloved pet, so much for than a pet and always cared for with care and love. Lara, the pictures are so explicit. I feel I am with all the family and share your pain. Billy has had a wonderful life and will feel loved forever.ReplyCancel