October 20, 2001 - December 25, 2014
Life is full of moments – moments you look back on and realize that your life changed drastically and irrevocably. Little did I know just how much life would change in that moment when we met Zinny. We knew we were excited to be adopting our first greyhound but in that moment 10 years and 9 months ago when Zinny walked up to our front door, we had no idea the wild ride we were embarking on.
It all happened by chance. After being turned down by one group, I was approved by another. Now just to wait until a cat friendly grey was available. That greyhound turned out to be Poco Zinny, 2 years and 4 months, a bounce that had already lived with cats. She was perfect from the beginning, sweet, loving and always just a little spinny. But when we brought in our second greyhound, she blossomed into the happiest most content girl. Zinny was a different girl every day. One day playful and ready to dance, the next aloof. She was a total mimic, taking on for short periods the characteristics of each new greyhound that came into our home. She watched as our family grew, and mourned with us as so many journeyed to the bridge.
But it was what she brought into our lives that was magical. The week after she arrived we attended our first meet and greet and never looked back. We hosted meet and greets, started to foster, offered to transport. We had found our passion – a desire to help every hound into a home. That is what Zinny inspired in us and the legacy she leaves us with – to do whatever is needed to help find homes for hounds.
We had so much time together that I somehow thought she would be with us forever. But for some reason, unexpectedly and suddenly, God decided that Zinny would be a Christmas Angel and last night we helped her on her journey to the bridge.
Zinny, my spinny brindle tiger, no hound could be more loved. I’ll hold you in my heart forever, I can’t believe you are gone. I will cherish each memory and as the tears recede I know the smiles will returned as I remember all the special moments with you. Run free, my beautiful girl, find all our angels and know we will love you forever.