GINGER DOG!!!

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..

Yippee!!

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!!

20 Responses to GINGER DOG!!!

  1. boo_11 March 10, 2004 at 2:16 am #

    Aw what a happy ending! I’m so pleased that he is home safe and sound and has a new play mate, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    Curses to Animal Control :o/

  2. Anonymous March 10, 2004 at 5:26 am #

    Crikey!

    Wow!

    That was a close call for Ginger Dog…

    Hiram W Bugnastie III

  3. Anonymous March 10, 2004 at 5:29 am #

    Golly Gosh!

    Lucky Ginger Dog!

    Prof. JJ Haffenbacher

    Society for Higher Intelligence in Terrestrials

  4. missbumpkin March 10, 2004 at 6:06 am #

    Oh my God!!
    I don’t belive that, it makes me feel sick in my tummy. How on earth can these people be so crap?!! Poor Ginger Dog. I’m so glad that things have worked out though, yey!
    *bounces*.
    Big hugs to you all, especially the lucky ginger one.
    I think you should write a letter of complaint to Animal Control on a higher level, their incompetence is shocking and murderous.
    Congratulations
    xxx

  5. boo_11 March 10, 2004 at 2:16 am #

    Aw what a happy ending! I’m so pleased that he is home safe and sound and has a new play mate, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

    Curses to Animal Control :o/

  6. nollipop March 10, 2004 at 7:09 am #

    I’m with bumpkin on this one: how utterly moronic of them!!!

    Definitely go and kick up a stink. That’s unbelieveable!

    Glad that he’s all safe and sound now though. It jut shows: he must have been waiting for his new mummy and daddy, it’s fate! 🙂

    Nx

  7. Anonymous March 10, 2004 at 5:26 am #

    Crikey!

    Wow!

    That was a close call for Ginger Dog…

    Hiram W Bugnastie III

  8. Anonymous March 10, 2004 at 5:29 am #

    Golly Gosh!

    Lucky Ginger Dog!

    Prof. JJ Haffenbacher

    Society for Higher Intelligence in Terrestrials

  9. kaypow March 10, 2004 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks for the hugs. 🙂

    I wish I could complain to Animal Control but we’re a little tied there and I hope it’s going to work out alright. You see the lady who did adopt him had to register him and sign some paperwork saying that “if [she] no longer desire[s] the animal [she] will return the animal to Dekalb County Animal Control” Which puts us in a tricky position even though Animal Control totally messed up.

    Ghinga says “hoowooo!”

  10. kaypow March 10, 2004 at 10:05 am #

    Just replied to Nicky as to why we can’t create a stink.

    Really wish I could though, stupid people.

    You’d think that if you worked in a place like that you’d be happy to place dogs with new owners and bend over backwards to unite animals with homes. I can’t get over that if it weren’t for GInger’s good fortune we’d have got there a day too late. It’s just ridiculous, it seems that they give the animal 5 days before they allow them to be adopted and then don’t allow them any time to meet adoptive parents because on the fifth day they get put to sleep! At least that’s what seems to happen I guess if they don’t deem the animal good looking enough to be attractive to prospective Doggy Mummys and Daddys. Grrrrr.

  11. missbumpkin March 10, 2004 at 6:06 am #

    Oh my God!!
    I don’t belive that, it makes me feel sick in my tummy. How on earth can these people be so crap?!! Poor Ginger Dog. I’m so glad that things have worked out though, yey!
    *bounces*.
    Big hugs to you all, especially the lucky ginger one.
    I think you should write a letter of complaint to Animal Control on a higher level, their incompetence is shocking and murderous.
    Congratulations
    xxx

  12. kaypow March 10, 2004 at 10:20 am #

    *bounces*

    Yeah, this dog deserves a good home. I just hope he thinks this is one and likes it here. He’s a great dog.

  13. kaypow March 10, 2004 at 10:21 am #

    Re: Crikey!

    Indeed it was. He’ll never know how close to the edge he got.

  14. kaypow March 10, 2004 at 10:23 am #

    Re: Golly Gosh!

    Hey JJ, 😀

    I’m glad you appreciate Ginger Dog’s good fortune. We both feel very lucky to have him too.

    Hope all is well with you?

  15. nollipop March 10, 2004 at 7:09 am #

    I’m with bumpkin on this one: how utterly moronic of them!!!

    Definitely go and kick up a stink. That’s unbelieveable!

    Glad that he’s all safe and sound now though. It jut shows: he must have been waiting for his new mummy and daddy, it’s fate! 🙂

    Nx

  16. admin March 10, 2004 at 9:59 am #

    Thanks for the hugs. 🙂

    I wish I could complain to Animal Control but we’re a little tied there and I hope it’s going to work out alright. You see the lady who did adopt him had to register him and sign some paperwork saying that “if [she] no longer desire[s] the animal [she] will return the animal to Dekalb County Animal Control” Which puts us in a tricky position even though Animal Control totally messed up.

    Ghinga says “hoowooo!”

  17. admin March 10, 2004 at 10:05 am #

    Just replied to Nicky as to why we can’t create a stink.

    Really wish I could though, stupid people.

    You’d think that if you worked in a place like that you’d be happy to place dogs with new owners and bend over backwards to unite animals with homes. I can’t get over that if it weren’t for GInger’s good fortune we’d have got there a day too late. It’s just ridiculous, it seems that they give the animal 5 days before they allow them to be adopted and then don’t allow them any time to meet adoptive parents because on the fifth day they get put to sleep! At least that’s what seems to happen I guess if they don’t deem the animal good looking enough to be attractive to prospective Doggy Mummys and Daddys. Grrrrr.

  18. admin March 10, 2004 at 10:20 am #

    *bounces*

    Yeah, this dog deserves a good home. I just hope he thinks this is one and likes it here. He’s a great dog.

  19. admin March 10, 2004 at 10:21 am #

    Re: Crikey!

    Indeed it was. He’ll never know how close to the edge he got.

  20. admin March 10, 2004 at 10:23 am #

    Re: Golly Gosh!

    Hey JJ, 😀

    I’m glad you appreciate Ginger Dog’s good fortune. We both feel very lucky to have him too.

    Hope all is well with you?

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