Ziva came to live with me at age 1 1/2 when her family couldn’t keep her anymore.  Her original name was Precious, and even though she really is, she needed a tougher name to show that she was a strong female pit bull. The name Ziva actually means “brilliant”.  Ziva David was a character on NCIS who was an Israeli assassin, very tough.  This name fit her perfectly.

When Tony came into our lives, he was just 8 weeks old. I knew from the start that Ziva and her new brother were going to be partners in crime. So, the only logical name to give him was that of Ziva David’s partner on NCIS, Tony DiNozzo. On the show, Tony was silly and fun. Another perfect name match!

Today, Ziva is almost 8 years old and her brother is nearly 4 years old. And while he can get on her nerves, just like any little brother, you can tell that they love each other very much. Tony has alot of energy and requires alot of attention. When he isn’t trying to wrestle her or throw his ball to her, Ziva is cleaning his ears or just cuddling up next to him.

I don’t know where I would be without my 2 best friends. They have kept me happy and healthy and I do whatever I can to show them that same type of love.