Contributed by Simply Pawfect Photography, Orlando, FL
“If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever” - Unknown Author
Ginger was 15 years old when he passed away. He had a rough start in life but lived the rest of his life surrounded by people that loved and care for him, especially my twin sister Veronica. My twin sister fostered Ginger when he was an eight year old French Bulldog. He was found tied to a dumpster with severe skin issues due to infestation with fleas. Although he experienced these harsh conditions he was able to still confide in humans to love and care for him.
Ginger had an adoption application and while my twin sister had a hard time debating what was the best decision for Ginger, she felt at the time it would be selfish of her to adopt him. She was still in college and she believed a stable family with other dogs to play with would be the best option for him but her heart was telling her different. After a year of Ginger living with his adopted family, my twin sister and the family kept in touch. The adopted family eventually decided Ginger was not happy and did not do the things he normally would have with her. For instance, signal to go out for a potty break by scratching the door or playing with his toys. The family realized Ginger missed my twin sister and decided the best thing for him was to return Ginger to her. And so my sister’s heart was whole again. Ginger and my twin sister were once again reunited. As time went by, Ginger had to go through numerous surgeries from having a partial ear ablation to having his left eye removed due to severe cataracts. Ginger eventually had pulmonary hypertension and chronic bronchitis. After giving a great fight, and surpassing many obstacles, my twin sister had to make the toughest decision of her life. She had to push back her tears and let him go. With a heavy heart, Ginger crossed rainbow bridge on April 2, 2015.
As a pet photographer in the family, I was able to capture memories of Ginger. She loved the idea of me being able to capture the last memories of her beloved best friend.
To see Ginger’s full blog and more images, please visit http://simplypawfectphotography.com/forever-pawprints-session-our-beloved-ginger/