This is Dr. Zira we adopted her at age 9 and she was always very timid and shy. I wish we could have made her more confident during her time with us and I hope her last years with us were happy ones. Her cutest habit was making a purring noise like a cat to ask for her food. She loved to eat. Dr. Zira died very suddenly of heart attack brought on by a bout of pneumonia on March 8, 2012.
Unlike many pet owners I am not a particularly religious person so I am not what I believe regarding the after life and our pets. I tend towards agnostic thinking and I suppose my religious beliefs could be best summed up by this Iris De Ment Song, Let The Mystery Be.