Willow of ‘Breakfast at Sally’s’ dies

By Rachel Pritchett
Willow, the beloved dog and constant companion of homelessness author Richard LeMieux has died.
The 13-year-old bichon frise succumbed Saturday morning following cancer surgery Friday in a Lynwood facility.
“There’s so many people i this town that have lobed that dog and cared about her,” a tearful LeMieux said Saturday. Maj. Jim Baker of the Bremerton Salvation Army was at LeMieux’s side offering comfort.
LeMieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s: One Homeless Man’s Inspirational Journey,” credits his dog with saving his life seven years ago when the thought of her alone caused him to pull back from jumping off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. LeMieux was homeless and despondent then, ending up at the Bremerton Salvation Army, inspiration for his book.
Since publication of the book last year, Willow has accompanied LeMieux on many presentations and book-signings across the nation.
“Her soul will live on,” LeMieux said.

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