This letter from Terri to Zoie was written on Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dear Zoie,

You were my angel and best friend! I still can't believe you're gone, and even now I cry over losing you. You were so funny, and I would give anything to see you steal another kitten to raise as your own right now! You were perfect to me, even if you were the "ugliest puppy in the litter" to everyone else! You grew to prove them wrong though didn't you babygirl?! I still smile when I think of the way kids would gravitate to you and parents would be shocked that a Pit Bull could love SO much! I miss feeling your head on my shoulder as I drove you around in your car, and I can't help but laugh everytime I turn on the AC thinking of how you would hog the vents! You were a shining example of a misunderstood breed, and changed so many people's minds. I can't thank you enough for that! People still ask about you, then cry when I tell them you're gone. It's amazing how many lives you touched, and I didn't realize it until after I lost you. At only two, you deserved many more years to chase your tail and steal food, but God knows his plans, and I guess he just needed a little brindle angel, and since you were my angel, you were perfect for the job! Please know not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind, and I know many years from now, you'll still be in some of the happiest memories of my life. You inspired me to start the rescue we have now, and every dog I save, I save in your name! You may not have had a litter to live on through, but you live on through the dogs we fight to save everyday! Thank you for showing me that no dog is worthless because of their breed, and thank you for all the minds you changed. I wish you were here now to see all the lives you touched, but I know you are looking down proud as can be! You'll never really know what you meant to me ZoieBear, and you'll never know just how bad I miss you, but I look forward to meeting you at the bridge to tell you just how much good you did. Thank you for loving me through the good and the bad. You never failed me, even when people did. Thank you for being the best friend a girl could ever have! I love you ZoieBear, and miss you everyday! Daddy and Dizzie miss you too. I still catch Daddy looking at your pictures and fighting back tears. You changed his life too. Dizzie still runs to us when we say your name, like she's expecting you to walk in the room at any second! Your "step-puppy" Jozie is doing great, and sometimes I swear she's more like you than your own puppy could have ever been! She makes me proud just like you do! Until we meet again, know that you are deeply loved and forever missed.