Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The circle of life


I really miss my Rottweiler named Ginger.
Sadly, on the third of July 2008 we had
to have her euthanized. She had hip dysplasia and
we thought her right ear had a tumor. At first we
were going to take her to the veterinarian's but
when we got home from church that Wednesday
evening dad and mom decided to have her
euthanized the next day. My brothers and I knew
the day would come that she would have to be put
down. My family was heartbroken.
When Ginger was with us we would hear the click
of her claws on the floor or the jingling of her collar.
We kept listening but it wasn't there.
The next week we started looking online for a dog
at animal shelters. We finally found a dog we
really liked. So we drove 3 hours to an animal
rescue in Pottsville.
When we got there I was excited to see
Remy, the Pitbull Terrier we had picked out she had
tan fur with a white belly,and white socks and a little
white patch on her neck. I was very happy that we
were going to get a new dog. Remy was small
compared to Ginger. When we met her she was shy
and excited at the same time. We visited with her for
a while. Then we went upstairs to see how she was
with other dogs. Glen, the man that had been taking
care of Remy, took her outside and put her in a pen
with a whole bunch of other dogs and let her run
around with them. She got along very well and
played with them.
When it was time to go Glen said goodbye
he was very sad and happy that she was going to a
new home. When we got ginger she was shy. We
were nervous and so was Remy. But our love would
overcome that. In the van we offered her
a treat but she refused it.
After that we took her to my pap's house to see
how she was with his Pitbull Akita, Vinnie. We had
them together outside but they didn't seem to get
along very well. When we got home we let her sniff
around in the rooms. As the days passed she got
more and more used to us and we were very happy
and excited. Now she has a loving home and we
have Remy a loving dog.

1 comment:

  1. It awesome that you have such great memories of Ginger and that you have given Remi such a loving and caring home!