Dilla, a French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix who crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, looking out to the sea and the great beyond.

Goodbye Dilla: Until We Meet Again

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains." Unknown
Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. His mother was a Boston Terrier named Maggie and his father was. French Bulldog named Islav.
Your parents were so sweet, just like you 🥰
Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla was the cutest frenchbo puppy and had so much personality.
You were always on the goooooo!!!!!

Dear Dilla,

You came into my world at a time I felt so alone and a little lost. But there you were cheering me up with your awesome Boston & Frenchie energy and like me, you were never really mushy, but cuddling up and chilling became our thing!

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla cuddling next to his mama.
My little man!

You always stayed with me. Wherever I went, you went my little man. Work, vacation, late night strolls or early morning jogs along the East River, flying to San Francisco, Boston, Puerto Rico, Colorado, Austin, San Diego, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, DC, New York, Los Angeles, you were right beside me.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla traveled all over the United States.
From Los Angeles to Boston to New York to Austin to Puerto Rico, you were a jet setter.
Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla and his pap hanging out together, so in love!
Papa knew you were special from day one!

You played hard and your spirit was so sweet. I will never forget how you helped pups overcome their shyness, breaking them out of their shell. Louie, Pippa, Poncho and even your sis Willow.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla met so many friends along his journey!
You loved your furfriends with all of your soul!

Remember how anxious Willow was when she came to live with us? She would shake uncontrollably and you would just run up to her with the ball in your mouth, goading her to play with you. You never gave up on her! Papa and I just stood back, watching how little by little, you were able to get Will Will to open up. We were so proud of you in that moment. And let’s not forget how you won over Papa Isern y Niabel and your Mimi RYCJ too. It was so easy to fall in love with you.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Willow and Dilla were best friends and even greater siblings!
Two peas in a pod, you two were inseparable.

And oh boy were you one SNAZZY dresser! I know it wasn't your thing in the beginning, but after a few East Coast winters, you quickly understood the benefits of puffer coats, hoodies and booties for those salty NY streets. Oh and remember your post Rebel Without a Sweater, spilling the tea on how you started to love dressing up. Always makes me laugh. No doubt you were spoiled with all the photoshoots, costumes and outfits. What in the world am I going to do with your closet full of clothes? Papa thinks we should donate them to less fortunate pups and he's right. But, just between you and me, I might hold on to your Laker's jersey and hoodies. I just need to have something that reminds me of you and pictures aren't always enough.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla loved dressing up stylish dog clothes from online dog clothing store they made me wear it.
Stylish & cool. What more could a dog mom want? 🤷‍♀️

I can’t stop laughing at the memory of people referring to you as a she or a girl because of your name Dilla (somehow overlooking your giant testicles 😂 ). I guess they weren’t familiar with your namesake, music producer J Dilla who, unfortunately, grew to be very sick (just like you) and died way too soon. The vet visits, specialists, surgeries, treatments and endless medication you received the last six years of your life was a lot, but somehow you kept fighting and we were right there with you, managing your care.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla visiting the vet for his paw and having to wear the cone of shame.
You'll always be my space cadet!
Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla got really sick towards the last 6 years of his life and had to take a lot of medication.
Our care for you was endless.

I knew when the day would come to say goodbye, it would be one of the hardest things I ever had to do because of our bond. You see you saved me, not the other way around. Teaching me how to be in the moment and enjoy every day.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla always surrounded by loved ones and family.
Did you know how loved you were?

I hope you’re hanging out with so many of your friends we lost along the way. Kiss Henny & Jax for me and say hi to Campbell, Daisy, Kira, Blue, Indy, Vinny and Ox 🥰. Hope ya’ll are making some noise and running around like there is no tomorrow.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla and his best friend Sr. Hendricks (who died too young) were thick as thieves.
Thick as thieves, had to share picks of you & your bestie

Willow misses you. I mean don’t get me wrong, she doesn’t hesitate to eat those treats you used to get from the neighbors on our morning walks, but she curls up in your spot every night so I know she thinks of you. Wasn’t she the best sis, always licking you when you were feeling your absolute worst and waiting to cuddle after every surgery?

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Dilla and Willow loved and watched over each other.
Until we meet again good boy 😘

Dilla, your papa and I are heartbroken. We loved you with everything we had and knowing you was the greatest gift that we’ll cherish forever. Try not to forget us wherever you are now oh and check in on us from time to time.

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Last family portrait of Gabrielle, Fernando, Willow and Dilla in Los Angeles.
Our forever family!

Love,

Mama, Papa and Will Will

P.S.

Dilla, so many of your amazing friends and family took the time to write us beautiful notes and shared sweet mementos to help us say goodbye to you.

I’m going to carry you with me, keep you close to my heart, reflecting on all the happiness you brought to our lives!

Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Keepsake jewelry to store ashes of your loved ones from online keepsake jewelry shop they made me wear it.
We engraved some of our keepsake jewelry just for you!
We said goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Beautiful blanket displaying memories of Dilla and a life well lived.
Mimi gifted us the sweetest blanket to remind us of all the good times.
Saying Goodbye to Ambassador Dilla, our French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix, who passed away on February 19, 2022. Beautful Rosewood cremation box to safely store Dilla's ashes.
Now you can rest easy.