We have a Ginger Dog and he must be the luckiest dog in the World. I am so angry and happy I think I might just cry.
As you know I phoned the pound this morning and was told that I couldn’t get any information over the phone and that I’d have to come in and ID Ginger Dog again before we’d get anywhere. OK, we’d been told that we could take Ginger on the 10th so begrudingly I had to just wait until tomorrow.
After work and before Bill drove me over to Tae Kwan Do we stopped by the pet store to buy him a collar. The plan was that we’d go down to Animal Control first thing and be there when it opened to take him home to safety. We then decided to take a pit stop and drop by the house before heading over to Decatur.
On the way back out of the street we drove past a lady walking her dogs. I could’ve sworn one of them was Ginger Dog, but thought nothing of it, after all…Ginger Dog was waiting for us down the pound. Bill on the other hand swung the car around and went back after the lady.
It WAS Ginger DOG!!!
She told us she’d also heard about the poor dog’s fate and had gone down to Animal Control that day and been allowed to adopt him. I couldn’t believe this…I mean we’d already put our names down for him last Friday! But worse…she told us that she’d caught poor Ginger just in time and that he’d been due to be put down this evening! NOOOO!!! Godammit!
I was very upset. If we’d followed instructions and hadn’t by chance spotted Ginger being taken for a walk we’d have gone down to the pound tomorrow and there would have been no Ginger Dog. Thankfully this neighbour got down there before us and saved him from being killed. I just can’t understand why Animal Control were going to put him down when we’d already been approved for adoption, or why they let him be adopted by someone else when they said we couldn’t take him until tomorrow. Grrrrr. So angry.
Main thing is though that Ginger is safe and has a new home.
The lady had rescued Ginger but couldn’t actually house him herself. She showed us the flyers she had been busy putting around the neighbourhood today, requesting new owners for Ginger (whom she had called Roscoe*). She was thrilled that we loved him just as much as she did and that he’ll be living just across the road. And now we have his Gingeness and Quince has a brother..
So, we took a very bewildered dog home with us. He’s been doing very well so far and is getting on okay with Quince. He spent a lot of the evening by the front door but has now ventured in here and is asleep at my feet. *grin*
I think he’s going to be just fine. Bill got the harmonica out and we did our family howling, Ginger joined in with fine voice.
Am very excited by the new addition to the family!
*he can’t be called Roscoe..that’s the name of our PC!!