Zoe (pronounced "Zoey") means life. I was not particularly fond of her given name, but when we met her, "Lily" did not match her tomboy-ish attitude. She is intelligent and with her tail wagging, she thinks every person in her view is coming to meet her. She is the youngest and about to turn five years old in January. Zoe is a Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. On August 4, 2009, we got her from a rescue organization specifically for the breed called Cavalier Rescue USA. (You can see her photo on the website's homepage along with some of my family's other Cavaliers: #4) She was 18 months old. Her prior owners could not afford to care for her after losing their job, and we were so happy to add her to our family.
Cavalier Rescue USA as well. She had just turned four years old and had been living with her wonderful foster mommy Julie and three cavaliers for a couple months when we adopted her on May 21, 2011. Since she has been with us, she's grown her coat, gained weight and her anxiety disorder has improved though it is still very much present. I am starting to see her become more like a happy healthy dog every day instead of the traumatized little one we adopted.
|Recovering from Endolymphatic Sac Decompression Surgery|
I love my girls, Zoe and Giselle. They motivate me to get moving and take walks with them when I can. They cuddle when they want to. Zoe is a pro at helping me through anxiety and panic attacks as she is very perceptive. If I'm laying down crying, she will nudge her muzzle under my chin and lift it up. She also gives "hugs". For a dog who likes her space, she is quite attentive when she picks up something is wrong.
|Cuddling during a bad Migraine attack.|
|My boy taking care me during a Migraine on vacation. May 2011|