First, we want to thank everyone who shared sweet Ginger’s posting on Facebook — you are a big part of the reason she was adopted on Friday. We are thrilled! You all shared her post 222 times, reaching thousands of people, which always help our animals get maximum exposure.
As you may remember, we had been baffled why such a sweetheart of a dog had been at our shelter for so many months. Ginger had been losing weight and was just generally very stressed without a home. In her most recent post, we had expressed hope that we would someday see “the day when Ginger finds her forever family and they send us a photo of Ginger sprawled out on her own comfy bed, without a care in the world.”
Well, that day has come, and her new family could not be more perfect for her (although they told us they can’t believe how perfect SHE is).
Her adopters had already bought her a new bed, and they came to the shelter bearing gifts in the form of a dog toy, which is now her favorite toy.
Ginger is now named Naima, “like the elegant, beautiful piece by John Coltrane,” and she is part of a music-centric family, so she can listen to the saxophone instead of the barking of other shelter dogs.
Her family lives close to a bike path, so Naima — as we had dreamed about — has taken 4-mile walks followed by deep, undisturbed naps, without a care in the world — and she does have her own comfy bed (even though she also seems to enjoy the human furniture too).
Adoptions by folks like Naima’s people are such a healing salve for some of the rough days we have, worrying about homeless animals and fighting against the odds to decrease the population of homeless pets.
It is happy ending for a truly deserving dog.