Right around this time four years ago my husband and I adopted Dr. Zira at the age of 9. She was skinny and super shy, but with such a sweet face.
Even though Dr. Z was never really well during her years with us: kidney disease, skin problems, heart murmur, breathing issues. It was still a shock to me when she died suddenly on March 8, of pneumonia.
I am so thankful to Wilma's mom for making the lovely memorial badge for Dr. Z that we now have up on our page's side bar.