Week 43 – Meet my Pet, MFRW blog Hop.
My furbaby, Ginger is a golden chow. That is a golden retriever mixed with a chow. Her mother was a golden, and the father was a red chow. When she came to us, she was a fluffy fat bellied fuzzball with a broken tail.
After weeks of deworming, and TLC for her poor little tail, she quickly adapted to being the third puppy in our home. I don’t know what order she was in her own litter, but for a while, she asserted her dominance over our youngest daughter. I began watching to see what was going on, and our youngest would lay on the floor and put Ginger on her tummy and pet her. Well, to a dog that is a sign of submission. It didn’t take but a few weeks for both of them – my daughter and the puppy, to get the order of dominance.
Ginger still pushed it a few times, and Hannah was afraid of her when she would growl, or bark to assert herself. To Hannah’s defense, she was just a kid at the time and Ginger seemed like a big dog to her. Now that Hannah towers over me, Ginger only comes to her knees.
She is the most lovable, happy, easy going dog I’ve ever had in my life. That’s saying something because when I was growing up we had a St. Bernard, a gentle giant. He was like an overgrown puppy with a sweet disposition.
Recently, we had to take Ginger to the vet because she was acting disoriented, drunk, was staggering and falling down. Two days of testing and xrays led the vet to determine that she has a brain tumor. Ginger is 13 years old, her muzzle is grey, and has recently dropped weight from her usual 50ish pounds down to barely 40 pounds.
She is a prima donna when it rains, prancing around with an “I don’t like to get my paws wet” tiptoe around the wet grass. She loves peanut butter, she loves her mom – me! In the time we have left with her, we are spoiling her silly with peanut butter and honey sandwiches – by the instruction of the vet because as an old dog, she is showing some signs of low blood sugar at times. Dogs get diabetes too!
Her coat isn’t as full as it once was, but then again my hair has thinned this past year as well.
We will continue to spoil her during the remainder of her time with us. Love my baby!! She helps me with my stress management.
What about you? What kind of pet do you have? You can read what the other authors have to say:
Write on my friends, write on!