One year ago, this sweet girl (the dog, not my daughter...although she is very sweet) joined our family. She was lost in the snow, cold, starving, and near death when a woman named Linda saved her and took her home. After several weeks of trying to find the dog's family, Linda decided to find the dog a new home. Our family dog of 17 years had died the year before and we thought we might be ready for a new companion, but she had to pass the kid test and the vet test. It all worked out and now we have a smart, sweet, and very loyal dog named Ziva.