November 28, 2018:
Our dear, gorgeous princess Ginger passed away last evening. She had surgery for a salivary gland removal yesterday as fluid and blood was collecting in her throat. We believe she had a blood clot. Our hearts are beyond broken. These past two years with her were the best years. Our lives are so much better because of her. Her Golden sister Merida is so lost without her. Staish who spent every day with her is absolutely crushed. Thank you for the gift of her when we needed her and we truly believe she needed us.
October 12th, 2016:
Ginger has been such a wonderful addition to our family. So glad we could offer her a forever home and a 4 month old sister. She has adjusted so well! From her walks and playtime with Merida she is living a great life!!! Anxious for the first snowfall as she has never seen snow as she came from Puerto Rico.
August 30th, 2016:
Ginger was spayed at the end of July and is happy to have healed and gotten that annoying cone off her head. She's especially happy to be able to run circles around the backyard and leap up steps again. Poor Ginger had an increasing number of accidents in the house which tipped us off to a possible urinary tract infection. She did indeed have an infection and is on antibiotics as we work to get the infection cleared up. She's been a trooper through it all and is excited to find her forever home very soon.
July 29th, 2016:
Ginger is such a love bug! She is settling into the routine of the house and learning the ropes of life here in Wisconsin. She gets along well with every dog she meets and loves to play. She lights up when she can run in the grass and jump up/down the deck stairs. She can be high energy, especially when meeting new people or in new situations, but over the last week, she's seems to be calming down and learning to "chill." She knows "sit" and "come" but we are still working on not jumping, not being mouthy around hands, and taking treats gently. She's had a few accidents in the house as well so we're working on learning to ring the bell when she needs to go out. She walks pretty well with the easy walker harness but pulls on a standard leash and collar. So much to learn and practice!
Ginger's initial vet visit was a bit puzzling. She has a scar on her belly which looked suspiciously like a spay scar...though all her paperwork and notes from Puerto Rico said she had had a litter of puppies a year ago and was not spayed. A blood test was done and the results indicate that she does still need to be spayed. Her appointment for that is 7/28. She is healthy and happy and once she recovers for a couple weeks, she'll be ready to find her forever home.
She'll need a family that can be loving and patient with her. She'd be fine with dogs or cats in the house but any children should be over 10. She wants nothing more than to get and give love.
July 7th, 2016:
Ginger came into GRRoW from Puerto Rico. She needs to learn some manners and how to interact with younger children. Right now they are working on jumping and being mouthy. She also tends to be on the more dominant side. She's eating, peeing, pooing and playing great. We've been on several walks around the neighborhood and she did fine until she heard fireworks on July 4th. She is a bit tentative on going for a walk since then. We'll work on not pulling on the leash and jumping on people. She's a quick learner and seems to know "sit". Hard to believe the short amount of time she's been here she acts like she's lived here forever.