Born ~ September 30, 1995
Her spirit was set free ~ February 18, 2007

Zaki came into my life when the last thing I needed was another dog.  I had 3 wonderful dogs at that time, but I had recently fallen in love with the Yorkshire Terrier breed.

I had also heard the name “Zaki” on a television program.  At least that is what I thought I heard, although that may not even have been what had been said. Still, to me it sounded like “Zaki”.  Regardless, I fell in love with the name and knew I was destined to find a Yorkie to be named “ZAKI”.

Shortly thereafter, I learned that one of the technicians at our veterinarian’s office had a Yorkie, who was expecting puppies quite soon.  I think it was destiny that I just happened to walk into their office and overhear this conversation, and the rest is history.

Zaki came to live with us sometime in November, 1995.  She was the most precious gift and I loved her from the moment I saw her. 

For her first 4 years, she was very healthy.  She was diagnosed with diabetes on New Year’s Eve in 1999.  This terrified me at first and I thought nothing worse could happen to my little girl since we were successfully managing her diabetes.  I was wrong. 

In June of 2004, she became quite ill and was diagnosed with chronic renal failure for which there is no cure, but only treatments that would hopefully prolong her precious life.  For the last two and a half years of her life, besides the blood glucose checking she had already gotten used to, now she was being subjected to a whole new set of daily routines to try and keep her kidneys functioning.  She was the strongest little soul who never complained, no matter what we had to do to her.  I really believe she knew that all the needles, sub-q fluids, meds etc. that we made her endure, were being done to help her.  She fought to stay with us until she could fight no more.  Every ounce of strength she had in her little body had been exhausted and we knew that we had to set her free on Sunday, February 18th 2007.  It was by no doubt the most difficult thing I had to do and I promised her I would stay with her until the end.  She left us very peacefully.  I miss her terribly and will continue to miss her until we meet again.

My dear sweet Zaki girl, I believe I would miss you now, 
even if I had never met you. 
Your paw prints will remain on my heart forever. 
I love you more than you could ever know… 

A very special thank you to our good friend Connie, 
for the beautiful picture she did in memory of My Zaki.

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