As she was drifting off, I recited these lines, both in English and Latin:
"She flies on her own wings to the stars, a friend forever.
I love you, sweet dog.
Go in peace."
Zhara lost the battle with cancer on 3/15/2013. It was gentle, quiet, and quick.
What a beautiful, sweet, dear, wonderful companion she was to me and Ziggy. Safe journey, Zhara.