I don’t know Ginger. I’ll probably never know Ginger, because she’s in Georgia, and I’m in New York. But, out of all the dog pictures I saw on Facebook and Pinterest this week, Ginger (at Granite Hills Animal Care) is the one that I’ll remember best.
I think it’s because her foster dad put a dunce cap on her with a computer pencil.
I don’t know how you could go past this photo without wondering about the story behind it. I had to know. So I read: Last year Ginger got spooked by a retractable leash and ran into the woods for the night. All night.
Ginger is also a-scared of baths:
"Ginger is being extra clingy this morning. You see. . . Lena got a bath and dip, Rosie got a medicated bath . . . Imma thinking that Ginger is thinking that she might possibly be next. . . ."
There are so many photos of gorgeous, sweet, adoptable dogs and cats out there, that the trick is to stop the eye long enough to linger over YOUR dog, and provoke a question. If a straight-ahead photo of your dog doesn’t do it, apply your own touch.
She hasn’t had much interest, ol’ Ginger, but I feel like I know her. If I lived in Georgia and were looking for a dog, I would be inclined to ask about Ginger. I like her. And you can tell Ginger is well-loved by her foster, because he didn’t hesitate to put a dunce cap on her.
Andy Mathis is the vet who keeps a Facebook page for Granite Hills Animal Care, here. It’s quite entertaining and worth the befriending. Shelter Pet Magazine, Andy’s publication, also has a Facebook presence.
Don’t you love telling your rescue or adoption story? CharlieDog and Friends has twelve different “Adopt” collar bracelets that, when you wear them, make people ask! Great as Mother’s Day gifts for ladies with children of the furry persuasion, they’re only $10.00, and we give $3.00 from every bracelet sold to our “Rescue of the Month”.
Suzy Allman is the Chief Everything Officer of CharlieDog and Friends, a plush toy company dedicated to helping America’s shelter pets go home. She’s also a sports photographer for The New York Times, where she tries to get the dwindling newspaper readership to pause for more than a second in the Sports section.