Ginger

If you’ve never met Ginger the first thing you will love is the way she wags her whole body to greet you and her little stump of a tail is just a blur.  It is a privilege to be greeted by that little stump any time you come home.  Ginger has really made a wonderful place for herself in our family.

 

A year ago today, Regan and I drove to Carlisle, Pa. to bring home our newest family member – Miss Ginger.  You always wonder how long it will take a dog to adjust in a completely new situation.  Thanks to the wonderful preparation done by her foster Mom,  Jeanette Jenkins, it took Ginger all of 24 hours to fit in like she’d been with us her whole life.  Funny how we have always been blessed to have the right dog find us.

Yes, she still counter surfs. Finally gave up on training for this one and just invested in two big breadboxes to store food on the counter and a rope to tie the trash drawer closed.  Problem solved and everyone is happy.

Ginger absolutely refuses to get on the furniture.  But, if you sit in the big red chair she will drag a blanket over and stare at you until you let her curl up between your feet – very endearing.

Ginger is very attentive and figures out schedules quickly.  If things don’t happen on schedule she lets you know.  First, she stares at you and then she gets vocal – and she can be very vocal.  Not a bark, more of a chortle.  “Dinner better happen at 5:30 or someone is going to hear about it and you better eat your dinner on time so I get my table scraps on time.”

Her bio said “49 pounds”  but she actually weighs in at about 76 pounds.  Oh well, I guess a girl’s got a right to fib about her weight.

Ginger is the most serious scent hound we’ve had in our family and we’ve had a Blue Tick and a Redbone.  When she is outside, her head is down.  Not particularly interested in what’s at the end of the trail but she just loves to scent.

Ginger loves anything with a heartbeat and is fearless.  Not in the sense of a great warrior but in the way she reacts to new things.  For example, she has no problem with workmen in the house.  She will sniff your crotch and then let you do whatever you need to do.  And you’ll see in the video how she handles a Deer in the yard.

Ginger is still trying to figure out the dog park.  She’s always the fastest dog in the park but she fancies herself as the dog park police if she thinks another dog is behaving inappropriately.  She has a big bark

Ginger loves the warm, sunny spots in the house and makes the rounds as the sun moves across the sky.  Outside you can often find her sunning herself on the drive.  At the beach she loves to lay in the warm sand (but then who doesn’t).

If you’ve never met Ginger the first thing you will love is the way she wags her whole body to greet you and her little stump of a tail is just a blur.  It is a privilege to be greeted by that little stump any time you come home.  Ginger has really made a wonderful place for herself in our family.

Thanks again for all you folks have done for Miss Ginger.  She’s definitely home now.
God’s blessings,
Doug and Regan