Zuri came to us when she was just about 9 months old. We adopted her from the Humane Society in Champaign, Illinois. When Zuri became part of our family, she had no idea that her life would be so adventurous – frankly neither did we!
Through the years, friends, strangers, and veterinarians told us something about Zuri. Maybe she’s Border Collie, maybe German Shepherd, maybe Irish Setter. To us, she was always just Zuri – a marvelous mystery mutt who always loved us!
Just a few days after Zuri came to live with us we realized that Pizza was definitely her favourite thing in the world, this continued to be the case despite her travels and other fine meals!
We also realized that the blue octopus (Called Octopy!), belonging to her best friend Tashi was certainly her nemesis!
When she was three, Zuri moved from the snow-covered fields in the prairies of Illinois to the heat of Texas.
She adapted like a champ! As in her younger days, her love for Tashi, pizza, and making new friends continued. She made many a friend in the new cities we travelled to – both canine and human!
Many years later Zuri got to take a long plane trip to India! We landed exhausted and relieved in Chennai and drove to Hyderabad.
In Hyderabad, Zuri quickly became the dada of the neighbourhood since she was twice as big as the other dogs there – she was quite thrilled with this newfound leadership. Her most favourite thing in Hyderabad was the auto rides we took to Hussain Sagar Lake park! We were quite happy that she loved the auto some of our auto drivers weren’t quite as happy.
Now, Zuri is back in Austin, Texas, United States. She loves long walks and usually leads me on new adventures under the Live Oak trees that line the Austin trails.
Through our travels together, the one thing I’ve known is that I will always have love, licks, and hugs to come home to! This is one friend who will always stand by my side and I hope she knows that of me.
Trace Zuri’s journey on the map! Here are the many places she’s been too!
- Champaign, Illinois, United States
- Lafayette, Indiana, United States
- Kickapoo, Illinois, United States
- Texarkana, Arkansas, United States
- Houston, Texas, United States
- Galveston, Texas, United States
- Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
- Hyderabad, Telangana, India
- Austin, Texas