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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ginger ( 9 October 2000 - 19 April 2012 ) RIP

 The Rainbow Bridge has a new resident tonight, as of an hour ago- my beloved Ginger.  She died suddenly about an hour ago- she had not been ill but this afternoon was throwing up, but our vet did not think that it was anything more than an upset tummy due to the symptoms.  I gave her a lavender bath, which she did not fight, and she slept on the chair next to me as I sewed.  She slipped away from me in her sleep, and I did not even know it at the time, and I did not get to say goodbye.  She will be cremated and her ashes brought home.  My heart is broken and I don;t know what to do.  Please pray for my beloved Ginger.  


UPDATE- Ginger lived with us and was the center of What's Her Name's life for four years, one month and eleven days.  She was surrendered to DRNA in November of 2007 by her elderly owner who could no longer care for her, was adopted out and then re surrendered a month later and WHN saw her on the DRNA website in February 2008.  A week later, Ginger moved in and the rest was history.  The hole in our hearts is huge, and the pain almost unbearable.  WHN is simply lost without her shadow.  Thank you for your kind words and for the posts!   BTW- pink was her signature color, as it is WHNs

UPDATE 2- Ginger and my Dad both died on a Thursday, and both on the 19th_  I hope Dad is looking out for her, since they never met























69 comments:

Rama's Mama said...

Oh my goodness. :-( I am So sorry for your loss. She was obviously very, very loved. I am so sorry to hear this. :-( RIP sweet pup.

Amber DaWeenie said...

I am so sorry. Heaven has a new angel tonight. You are left with so many good memories that will always remain in your heart.

We all love you and share your grief.

Linda and John
and the Ten-Pack

3 doxies said...

Our hearts are broken here tonight.
What a beautiful girl Ginger was...and a beautiful life she had with you all.
We will never forget you Sweet Ginger and you always be in our hearts.

Rest now sweet baby girl!

Puddles family

Miss HoneyBuzz and The LB said...

The world is a better place simply because she was here.

Sending you all our love,

Maureen and Fendi-HoneyBuzz

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my goodness, we are so sorry...run free sweet Ginger
Benny & Lily

mayziegal said...

Oh, we just heard the news and our hearts are just broken into a million pieces for you. We know how much you're hurting and we're wrapping our arms and paws around you across the miles. I know Ginger is running free and happy across the Bridge. We'll look for a new star in the sky tonight.

Gentle wiggles & wags,
Mayzie and Mom

Ronnii, Uji, Izzy + Ziggy said...

Our hearts here are breaking for you all . Ginger was a special little lady with a cheeky twinkle in her eyes we all loved. She was blessed to have had such a loving, caring and adoring family. She will be greatly missed by all of Blogville. Run Free with Ronnii and all of our furiends at The Bridge Sweet Ginger.
With love and prayers
Momma Tea, Uji, Izzy and Ziggy
X. X. X. X. X

Maggie Mae said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Ginger. We sure will miss her. RIP sweet girl.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

Maggie Mae said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about Ginger. RIP sweet girl, we will miss her.

Blessings and Love,
Janelle, Maggie Mae and Max

Lorenza said...

I am so sad to know about Ginger.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Take care
Lorenza and mom

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

So sorry to hear of Ginger's passing. At least she went peacefully...... and surrounded by love.

Hugs and Tail Wuggles to You, Rubie and her mum xxx

Nola said...

Run free beautiful girl! We know there's a furry special place at the rainbow bridge for you. Hugs to your family.
All our love,
The Dachshund Nola family

GOOSE said...

My heart is breaking for you and MOM's eyes are welling up with tears. Please know that we hold you close in prayer.
Run free sweet Ginger you will be dearly missed.
Blessings,
Goose

~Shelle said...

Oh! I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and my furbabies pawsitive thoughts are coming your way.

Ginger, have fun with all our furiends at the bridge... tell them we miss them and you very much... and we will meet again someday.

Many hugs from us,
Shelle, Milo and Dixie

Ruby and Penny said...

We are so sorry to hear that Ginger had to leave you. We will miss her beautiful face and sweet spirit.
Hugs and love
Ruby, Penny & Joyelle

Kerri said...

*hugs* to you all and blessings to Ginger at the Bridge.

littlemissjackie said...

So sorry. :-( Praying for your hearts to heal and sending lots of hugs and love.

Jackie, Dillon, and Mom

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh here - oh this iz just most terrible - my sweet Miss Ginger - my heart iz breakin'an I miss u already. We all here at Team Beaglebratz r just shocked by this most horrible newz - az iz your mom. Run free my sweet little lady - run swift an'fast on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

From the mom - I feel I cannot hold back the tears. This comes as such a terrible shock and I can only imagine in my worst nightmare of what you must be going thru. I know Ginger knew how much she was loved. Please do not be hard on yourself - how could you have known what was going on? After all, your own vet said he did not think it was serious. I think giving her that bath was reassuring to Ginger - she had to have known how much you cared for her. Would you mind if we did a brief memorial to her at Team Beaglebratz with a picture of her"
Kim, Shiloh'n Shasta

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

White Dog howls of grief and sadness that Ginger is no longer with you. May your precious girl keep watch over you from above and may the huge emptiness you feel be filled in time with loving happy memories of your times together. Kw Ginger lives forever in the hearts of every being whose life you all touched. Feel our paws and arms around you in consolation and prayer that you will find peace.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

our hearts are breaking at this dreadful loss. We can only imagine how you must feel. Our hearts ache for you and we are deeply sorry......
Much love and sympathy, Cody and "Mom"

Kari in Vegas said...

Rest in peace sweet girl

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

♥Mona + Weenie + Mommy, too♥ said...

We are so very sorry. Mommy cried when she saw the e-mail. Looking at Ginger's pictures just now, Mommy thought she was looking at Samantha. She says she knows they are best friends already.

God Bless and love to all......Mona, Weenie & Mommy

JackDaddy said...

So very sorry for your loss.

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this news. Words seem so inadequate and I know how much your heart must be breaking. Fly free, sweet Ginger.
With all my love and hope that you will be comforted at this very sad time.
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! So sorry for your loss. Sending Lots of Golden Thoughts and LOVE. RUN Free Ginger. Lots of Golden ALOHA n Woofs, Sugar

Kristina Zambrano said...

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your cute girl may she rest in peace .. ((hugs))

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I've come by from Cat Chat blog - I'm so sorry for your loss. A sweet little doggie, you can see she was such a happy pup.

DogsMom said...

Sending love for you and Ginger. We were so sad to hear the news. Take comfort that she did not suffer for long. You did say goodbye in a way, but it was seen by you as showing her that you love and always will love her.

Hugs

Mango said...

Something went terribly wrong in her little body. She was close to you and feeling your love when she made her final journey. Your heart must be breaking, but she is watching over you.

Mango Momma

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. But how sweet that Ginger chose to rest next to you for her last moments. She was at peace with her loving Mom. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Team Beaglebratz said...

Shiloh agin - I wuz so overwhelmed with shock last nite - I du hope my other sweet little lady Miss Tasha iz duin'well az r all the Dachsiss clan - an'mom an'dad tu. I am shure this iz a most terrible sad time fer all of u. Agin, pleeze know that us here at Team Beaglebratz r so furry much sad fer your loss an'pray that soon the healin'will start.
Shiloh'n Shasta
mom tu

Blue Wave Raiders said...

We are so furry sorry to hear about Ginger. She was such a wonderful furiend. Our prayers and good, healing thoughts are with you all. We know that she was well loved and will be missed!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Pauley, the Mr. or the Mrs. said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending big hugs & kisses.

XOXOXOXO
Pauely James

Sarge said...

Dear Agnes and Geoff... I am crushed and stunned by this sad news. I know it is a terrible shock but what a wonderful easy peaceful way to take her final journey.
We are at Lori's right now, but if you need me... you can Email .

Many HEARTFELT HUGS from Butch, Frankie, Ernie and ME.
Love, Lana

Sarge said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Ginger. I am sending loving thoughts from my whole pack. I know it is hard when it is sudden, but what a peaceful way for Ginger. We will be keeping the whole Moxie pack in our thoughts.
Grr and a Sorrowful Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bassetmomma said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thankfully she was at her Momma's side. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Run free sweet Ginger!

Lovable Lily said...

Sending you our deepest condolences across the miles. We too will be looking for that newest star in the nights sky.

Hugs,
Lily Belle, Muffin & Family

Cat said...

We've come over from Caren's Cat Chat blog where we were admiring the gorgeous placemat you made when we read the sad news that your lovely ginger had gone to the bridge. We are so very sorry and offer our heartfelt condolences. I don't know if there is a better way to go than while sleeping peacefully in one's loving home.

Julie Baugh said...

So sorry to hear about Ginger, but at least you were with her when she passed away, and it was peaceful. I hope you will hold onto the happy memories you have of her. Sending purrs and hugs.

Mr. Pip said...

I am so sorry to hear about your unexpected loss of Ginger. How lucky Ginger was to have you at her side when she crossed the bridge. Run free, Ginger!

The Websters said...

Oh no. We saw this on Puddles blog and have a very soft spot for doxies.

My aunt Abby (a mini red doxie) died two weeks ago and was with our family for her whole life -- 15 years.

Ginger was a beautiful girl. I hope she's playing with Abby right now and rolling in lots of nasty things like cow poop.

xoxo,

Nora

Madi and Mom said...

Oh my goodness we are so very sorry to read about Ginger. God bless you and your family as you cope. I know a piece of your heart went with her.
I'm thankful she was at least by your side where she loved to be when she passed. You gave her 300% TLC since she moved in and she returned your love. Hugs Madi and Mom

Linda said...

Run Free Sweet Baby Ginger.
We will miss you.
Furever in our hearts.
♥ Cinnamon

Christina Berry said...

I just know that gorgeous girl is bouncing around at the Rainbow Bridge, running and barking and chasing butterflies. I'm so sorry you didn't get to say goodbye, but I know you'll meet again one day.

Good night, sweet Ginger.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We have just read about your sweet Ginger on Caren and Cody's Blog and came over to say how sorry we are that this happened. We had not visited you before but felt we had to say that we know how it feels to lose a furry friend. At least he was by your side and that would have helped. We know he will be happy at Rainbow Bridge and will watch you from there with all your "before" loved ones.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

ra husky said...

Soft husky woooos,

RA

Brian said...

Caren told me about your sweet Ginger. I am so very sorry to hear that news and we send you many purrs, hugs and lots of love.

Oskar said...

My mom person & I are so very sorry about the loss of your beatiful Ginger. I pray that your heart heals day by day.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Marg said...

WE sure are sorry that Ginger had to leave you and go to the bridge. That is so very sad. We are sending tons of purrs and woofs and also some huge hugs. We know your heart is broken and this is a hard time for you. We are thinking about you. Take care.

Suka said...

Dear Ginger's Family,

I just read of your loss on Nola's blog. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet and beautiful Ginger. Your tribute to her is lovely and it is obvious she was deeply loved and had a very special place in your hearts and your family. Our hearts and thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

Peace,

KrisAnne and Suka

Asta said...

Deew sweeties
This is so vewy sad , even mowe so because you had no idea deew bootiful Gingew had to leave. I'm glad she went softly in hew sneep wif the angels, but know how bwoken yoow heawt must be. She wa so loved and will be fuwwevew., i'm sending healing smoochie kisses fow yoow heawts..wun wif all ouw angels deew Gingew till we meet
Love
Asta and Mommi

AMY ANN said...

So very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. She must have been well loved. R.I.P. Ginger.

The Army of Four said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Run free, sweet Ginger!
Luv,
Dave

chicamom85 said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful lady she was and now she is running free. I will say a prayer for all of you.

Anne and Sasha

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Ginger was obviously very, very loved.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hello All, we dropped over from Izzy's blog to give our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Ginger. She had the most peaceful passing to the Rainbow Bridge. Sorry for your loss. Love Stella and Rory

A MilShelb Mom said...

Oh.... we are simply at a loss for words... but not for tears. We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
~Maggie (the Mom), Milly, and Shelby

Katie Isabella said...

I am truly sorry for your loss and the heart ache that I know you are suffering.

Rest in sweetness and peace, dearest Ginger. My little girl will play with you on the Bridge.

GlamKitty said...

Extending our deepest sympathies for your heartbreaking loss. Your darling Ginger was clearly a beloved, one-of-a-kind furbaby. May those years of wonderful memories help in the days ahead to ease your pain... so that soon, there will be more smiles than tears when you think of your little girl and her delightful antics... and most of all, of the bond you will forever have. ~Diana & Boomie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're all so very sorry for the loss of your lovely Ginger. They always leave a big hole in our hearts but also lots of happy memories. We send pawhugs!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I just came over from Bird Brains and Dog Tales and heard about your sweet Ginger.
I know your heart is so broken. I am sad for you too.
Bloggy land is circling around you with love right now... as your heart is broken.
Ginger is now a little angel at the Rainbow Bridge.
I send love for your heart to heal.
love
tweedles

Prancer Pie said...

We saw this ofur at Alasandra's blog. Our hearts hurt fur you. We will purray fur peace and comfort fur you and know that Ginger is wif your Daddy gettin to know each other. Purrs from all of us at Prancer Pie.

Teje said...

I am so sorry to hear about Ginger. She was so beautiful and it's so difficult to loose your best friend. Hugs from Teje & Nero

volunteers4paws said...

i'm quite new to your blog, but I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Rest easy, sweet Ginger.

Marley said...

Lady and I are saddened to hear of your sudden loss. Be comforted in knowing that Ginger knew you loved her by your actions in her last hours. She knew. You showed her. Paws are crossed for you, and Lady is praying.
Licks and love,
Marley and Lady

Grady and Leonardo said...

The Newfies and I are so very sorry for your loss.

May you find Peace in all the wonderful memories you have, and know that your love and the wonderful family you gave her made her life complete.

Newfie Hugs
Leo, Grady and Julie.

Oui Oui said...

We were at Cody & Caren's & saw your sad news. We've stopped by to let you know we are purring for you and Ginger. We hope you have comfort in knowing she went peacefully without suffering. Ginger knew she was loved, which is more than so many deserving animals ever experience. Everything else is just incidental.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We just learned about Ginger's crossing the Bridge. We're so very sorry for your loss. We're sure your dad is taking good care of her and that one day you'll be reunited with them both.

Jed & Abby

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

We're so sorry to hear about your loss. You gave Ginger a great life.

Dear Ginger, run free in Heaven. Please say hi to my fur-sisters Keisha and Daisy. If you see Tom-the-cat, be sure to shake his paw. Rest in peace, sweet Ginger.

Blessings,
Tootsie and family