Ginger was over weight, had no muscle tone and had no social skills. It was not always easy with her and we had many issues that we over came with time. She turned out to be a very sweet girl, loved our kittys and helped with other rescue basenjis. Sadly on May 16, 2011 at the age of 13, I lost her to kidney failure. I feel like a part of me has died and even thou I have 3 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers I miss my little lap dog dearly. I have put off posting this because I knew that it would be a tough one to type up. I even debated on deleting my blog but have decided to keep it to keep her living on thru the internet.
I love this picture because if shows how wonderful she turned out to be, she put up with a lot when my son was born but she never once showed any agression towards him.
Here she is with her sister Nickie in June of 2004 at a dog park on the beach in California. We can tell that Nickie misses her sister, this is the first time she has been without her.
Little did I know that this would be the last picture I took of Ginger in April. I just thought it was funny that 2 dogs and my sons turtle was enjoying the sunshine together. If there was sun to be found, Ginger was sure to be in it.
The other day I picked up Ginger's ashes but didn't tell my son what was in the wooden box he was holding. I told him it was a special box to put Gingers memories in, he looked up at the sky and said " I wonder what cloud she is on." I had to pull over to the side of the road and cry a little. As I was typing this he noticed me crying again and asked if I was sad about Ginger and I told him yes, he told me that I still had Ginger's box to remember her with and I thanked him for reminding me.
Forever in my heart and never far from my mind