One of my best friends in the world was in a tight spot...he has served in the U.S. army for several years, and met a girl, got married and had a baby. He got a house, a dog, and everything was fine. Well, his wife left him, and took the baby, only saying that she was never really in love with him. He was left with his dog who he loves very much. To make a long story short, he has been asked to serve his country and take another tour of the middle east, and he left a couple of weeks ago with the 101st Airborne Division to afganistan. He had a favor to ask of me and I was honored to accept. He asked me to watch his dog Zili, for the next 15 months until he gets back. She misses him, that much is evident, but she has been doing really well. She has a lot of love surrounding her. The only worry I have is that she liked to chew things up. I have had to put almost all of my collection away in storage. And here she is, half black lab, half terrier.