Ginger at Sherwood Island

Our beautiful, sweet Ginger died today around 6:30 p.m. A few days ago we had some hope, but she took a turn for the worse and the last couple of nights she had trouble breathing and couldn’t sleep and we realized it just wasn’t fair to her to make her suffer any longer. The lymph nodes in her neck were choking her and she could barely walk and was just so unhappy.

It was so hard to say goodbye. Stanley and I stayed with her until she died. Her vet, Meredith Re, was as she always has been, kind and supportive.

It hurts. I miss her.

This is our last photo of her, Stanley took it today after she’d finished eating her Greenie, her favorite food:


We were hoping to take her to Three Mile Beach in Oscoda for one last swim—we were hoping she’d be okay for just another month, but the lymphoma and the torn ligament were just too much. She was such a good dog.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 08/19/08 at 04:27 PM
  1. So sorry to hear this news, Lee.  I can tell that Ginger meant a lot to both you and Stanley.

    Posted by Rudi  on  08/20  at  07:25 AM
  2. I am sorry for your loss. I know it hurts so much.

    a big hug to you both,


    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  08/21  at  11:09 AM
  3. Sorry for your loss of Ginger.  You did everything you could.  My dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma too and we’re watching and hoping. Thanks for sharing your emotions - it helps to read another’s thoughts.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  09/13  at  04:22 PM
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