A Downhome Perspective on All Things Southern
Ginny, Angie and Bailey would appreciate donations to the Wiregrass Humane Society, 255 Jerry Dr, Dothan, AL .
In Memoriam: The
Ginny and "Her Girl"
The back yard seemed empty. Then one day, The Girl took her to live with her in Panama City and even let her go to work with her. They would go back and forth from Panama City to her Dothan home where she and her girl spent a lot of time with a very nice man. At first Ginny would sit between Her Girl and the man. But as time passed and they both got to like the man better and better, they would both cuddle up with the man.
Then Her Girl took the man with them and they got
another puppy because Her girl thought she got lonely and needed a friend.
They said the puppywas a cocker spaniel and Her girl named her Bailey. For
awhile they all went to work together. Sometimes Bailey irritated Ginny with
the way she would flip her curly ears in that silly way that made Her Girl laugh. But,
Bailey got big and nosy and although she was very sweet and endearing, Ginny
to concede, Ginny thought it was obvious that she was not nearly as smart as
Ginny was nor as polite as Ginny and that was why she had to be left at the
condo. But then Bailey was very lonely and that made Her Girl sad because
Bailey was sad and so Bailey had to stay in Dothan.
Ginny was glad when they went to Dothan and even though she missed Angie, she could visit with Bailey in the big back yard. Then one day Bailey was no longer there and Her girl was very sad. Ginny figured Bailey had gotten nosy again and went out into the place where the big cars whizzed by. Not smart. But, Ginny was a poodle, Bailey was not.
There was a man at Her Girl's work who did not seem very nice to Ginny. One day he came into Her Girl's office and Ginny bit him through his very expensive trousers. Unfortunately, Her Girl told her, that man was the boss and Ginny could not go to work with her any more.
So Ginny stayed in the condo and waited and waited every day for Her Girl to come home. Then they would walk in the garden and visit with other dogs. Then they would go up the elevator and cuddle on the sofa watching TV. Life was good.
Ginny and Her Girl get married
One day, the man Her Girl and she liked so much got all
their furniture out of the condo, including all of Ginny's beds, and moved
it back to Dothan. They had a big party and soon Ginny and Her girl slept in
the same room as The Man
they had both come to love.
Ginny loved the sun and the yard where they used to stay before she and Her Girl married the nice man. But she hated to be left!!!!!
One day, she heard the motor start on the car and she just knew The Girl was leaving her! If she scooted under the fence and around the walk and down onto the place where The Girl parked, maybe Her Girl would remember she had forgotten her. And if not, she would just bark a bit to let her know she was not happy about being left! Ginny ran down the sidewalk and shot out behind the car. Oh no, that tire is too close!!!!! Ginny thought as the huge car......
There was surprisingly no pain, but Ginny could not move her legs to run to Her Girl and The Woman who knelt beside the car with tears running down their faces. Her girl was so sad. The Woman, crying also, brought a soft flannel cloth that smelled like her. Ginny knew it was the gown she slept in. She had cuddled with Her Woman in that gown frequently.
Her Girl was so so sad, but it was getting cloudier and she heard barking in the distance that sounded like Angie and Bailey calling her to play. There was a beautiful bright green yard and the sun was so bright. There was a bright light and a gentle loving voice said, "It is time to come home, little one."
"Your job is done. You have loved with your whole heart and brought joy to the people you were sent to love and protect. You cast out the loneliness with your love and affection for The Girl who cuddles you close and loves you so. But now you may come and play with your friends in a wonderful place and wait for those people you love to come be with us as well someday."
Ginny gave one last look at the grieving girl who held her and told her with her eyes just how very much she loved her. Then she closed her eyes and ran off after Bailey and Angie in the place that knows no pain or sorrow to await Her Girl and The Man They Loved to join them. She hoped they would find another puppy to love and protect them. Bailey and she decided that would be a good thing, Angie was off barking at a squirrel.
Ginny and Doberman Angie
She and the loving spirit who welcomed her into that happy place listened as Her People and her friend Mary placed her body in the ground and cried as they talked to the dirt, a strange thing, didn't they know she wasn't there? But, she heard their words..."Ginny....Thank you for the joy. Thank you for being there for me. Thank you for all the sweet kisses and happy barks of welcome and loving cuddles. Our lives have been better because of you."
We love you and miss you, Ginny. So very much.
December 13, 2007 Ginny Ramsey passed away in Brooke's arms.
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