"Bocci" is for Kristen. Bocci was her childhood dog who just passed on at the age of 11 and a half. He was a white Maltese, with brown stains under his eyes. He loved getting into the garbage, but hated baths and only allowed Kristen's mom to bathe him. He was able to jump on his hind legs for tricks for an incredibly long time. He would play fetch, but give a fight to give it back to you. He also loved to "dig" feverishly in the sheets if he was put on a bed.
Kristen had an island counter in the kitchen, and if she were sitting at the counter with her feet dangling from the stool, he would walk under her feet back and forth almost like a little back massage. Bocci was a quirky and funny buddy, as you can see in his portrait. He is much missed by his family.