Christina Anderson captured this perfect camouflage moment of her dog, Zira.
Dogs are loveable, fun, and the best companions one could possibly ask for. Zira, a four-legged pupper, went viral on social media for just being too cute to handle. Basically, a photo of Zira had people scratch their heads because she'd managed to blend into the background, almost as if she were invisible. In 2017, Zira's mom Christina Anderson, from Sydney, posted a photograph on social media of her precious pooch camouflaged in her kitchen. She captioned the picture Can you spot me doggie? along with a pair of laughing emojis.
At first glance, it seems like Anderson was playing a trick with the world because you just can't spot Zira anywhere. But, when you zoom in on the black floor mat, you'll realize there's more to it than meets the eye. Zira is sprawled out in a way that leaves her inky-black fur perfectly camouflaged against the rug under her body. When McGill Media reached out to Anderson, she explained that Zira, who is now three, was around seven months in that picture. "It went viral. She is a black German shepherd, and the picture was taken in Lawton Oklahoma, in [her] Grandma's kitchen."
"I remember taking the photo and showed my mom instantly and said, “you watch, this picture is going to go viral!” And it really did overnight. I had originally just shared it with a German Shepherd group on Facebook, and it just kept getting shared by many people all over the world," added Anderson. Sadly, Anderson soon noticed that someone else was taking credit for her puppy's images: "Unfortunately, I had realized months after it had gone viral, that every single article that was posted with my picture, was credited to someone else. So I had to message almost 50 different people to have them change the name to mine."
"There was a woman in Australia who took the credit for my picture But anyways, all the articles are fixed now! She was a very good dog. And extremely intelligent." Unfortunately, Anderson and Zira are apart from each other. Zira, who was born in January 2017, now stays in Silverdale WA with a lovely couple and their son. "She is 3 now. I’m sad to say, but we no longer have her. I was moving cross country and couldn’t find a place to live in Washington that would accept a large breed dog I did everything I could to keep her. She stayed at a few of my friend's homes for a couple of months, but it was just too hard and not fair to her."
However, after Zira was adopted, Anderson found herself another puppy that looked just like Zira. She's named the little one Vegas, also 3, and claims there have been instances when she's found it hard to spot her, as well. " I can’t see her at all if she’s outside at night time lol. I’ve accidentally left her outside one night, and no one could find her inside. I freaked out and ran to the back door and she was just sitting there looking at me like SERIOUSLY?!" Even though Vegas has filled the void in their hearts, Anderson and her daughter still miss Zira. "I hate being away from my dogs. My daughter misses Zira very much. So I will never put myself into a situation again where I have to decide if my animals stay or go."