She's the official greeter at Smithneck Farms in downtown Sierraville. The Bernese Mountain Dog best known as "Billie" lounges on the deck keeping an eye on those customers casually sipping lattes, cappucinos and espressos. She takes a particular interest in those diners who bring out the succulent cinnamon rolls, pastries and most of all, those barbecued tri tip sandwiches. Billie doesn't beg.
She doesn't have to. But how could anyone ignore that face?
Billie is well fed.
Too well fed.
Her family is now warning NOT to feed her.
Billie has gained 30 pounds.
She's now on a diet.
Please don't feed Billie.
You might just greet and pet her.
She'll be glad you did!