So this year, Zadie's gift was a chance to meet the dolphins at our Gulfarium up close and personal, and it did not disappoint. If you know Zadie, you know that there is not a human on earth that she would prefer to animals. Someday I imagine her heading into the wilderness like Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist.
She's already asked for her next birthday gift. When she turns 8 next summer, she'll be old enough to get in the water with the dolphins. It's a good thing they're in a pool; if they were out in the gulf, I'd be a little worried that she'd ride off into the sunset and join their pod.