Thursday, March 7, 2013

In Memory of Dr. Zira

Last year Dr. Zira passed away on March 8 from pneumonia.   We adopted her at age 9 and I always feel bad that we were not able to help her more.  She was always a shy dog, and never very affectionate.  Sometimes she would bat me with a foot for a pet and it was so sweet.  She preferred to stay at home and never loved the car rides and walks our others dogs adore.  I do feel we gave her best years though, and I miss her sweet little monkey face.    I wish every dog could start out life in a loving home so they could enjoy the world fully, but Im glad we were able to give Zira a place to spend her last years in comfort.   Here is my favorite picture of my little girl:






Here are links to some Dr. Z posts

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20 comments:

  1. Enjoyed looking back at your memories of Dr Zira. How wonderful she got to spend her last years with you.
    Hugs
    Bailey, Hazel, Greta & Mom

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  2. So sorry about this sad anniversary, but you sure do have wonderful memories of your sweet Dr. Z. I loved the picture of Tubby and Dr. Z's tongues hanging out. Such a little face to house such a big tongue. So funny.

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  3. Such a sweet face. You can tell she's had a rough past. Thank you for giving her a wonderful last few years of her life :)

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  4. Some anniversaries we just never forget. Such a sweet little girl.

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  5. paw prints are on your heart forever.
    love
    tweedles

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  6. she is one of the cutest little dog faces i've ever seen! i feel the same way about phyllis, and especially priscilla since she is 8 at least. both came to us in not great shape and sometimes i wish i knew how they spent their first lives (and i want to know who the heck kicks a blind or three legged pug out on the street since they were both strays!) but i like that I can love them as much as I can for their remaining years and treat them like a dog needs to be treated! i bet dr. zira appreciated being in a safe, loving, fun home.

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  7. I am sure Dr. Zira was happy she got to stay in a loving home. She looks precious with that beardie and that does look like a happy picture.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  8. We know you did your best for Zira and we are pretty sure her last years were good one. We will go and check out your links. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. She got to spend her last years, loved and cared for. That's the most impawtant thing :) xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  10. We never got to meet Zira but i can see tell by looking back through your links how loved and how HAPPY she was living with you guys. You can just see it all over her face. Thank you for giving her all the wonderful days with you guys..I can tell you were all blessed.
    stella rose's momma

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  11. What a little cutie! How wonderful that she found such a loving family to care for her.
    Run free Zira.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  12. Sending love & good vibes...

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  13. I think it is wonderful that you gave her a warm loving home right when she needed it most. Even though she's gone, at least she knew your love and affection.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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  14. You can take peace from knowing her last years were in a loving environment.

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  15. Your words are a beautiful tribute. I imagine you miss her terribly. We are thinking about you and sending hugs.
    Love,
    Christy

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  16. RIP Dr. Zira. A tough anniversary, but your memories demonstrate she had the best life she was capable of living. She reached out in the way she was able to and enjoyed the life she was given with you.

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  17. So sorry for your loss. Just remember you gave her what you could.

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  18. Sweet Dr. Zira. She sure had a wonderful life with you. This is very cute picture of her, a girl who are loved and cared for very much. Sending warm thoughts and hugs to you.

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  19. Too bad you didn't have more time with Dr. Z ... she was such a sweet girl!

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

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  20. Sound to me like Dr. Zira had lots of love when she needed it most and was happy. What a cutie too! Hugs to you for taking in a senior and showing her such love!!

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