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Goodbye, Sweet Ginger. We love you.

We are heartbroken to report that our sweet Ginger has lost her battle with cancer.  We said goodbye to our sweet Tripawd Warrior Princess on February 4, 2013, and have been too sad to report before now.  As sad as we are, we find solace in knowing that Ginger was one of the lucky ones.  She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in March of 2010 and had her back right leg amputated on April 15, 2010.  She was cancer free for nearly 2 & 1/2 years before the cancer reared its ugly head again in her front right leg in September, 2012.  She fought it hard again with radiation and bone strengthening treatments but this stupid disease finally took its toll.  She lived 12 & 1/2 years and survived a long time after her diagnosis.  We are very sad but wanted to let you all know of her passing.

Brian & Annie

10 Responses to “Goodbye, Sweet Ginger. We love you.”

  1.   admin Says:

    Oh no! So sorry to hear this. Ginger was very fortunate to have you. Thank you for letting us know.

  2.   Michelle Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Ginger’s loss. Osteo sucks.
    Rip Ginger Run free at the Rainbow Bridge

  3.   Dakota Dawg Says:

    We are without guidance in all the questions of legality and morality now. I think Ginger taught us well, though, so that we can manage by asking what she would do. I hope that Dakota was there to welcome Ginger when she crossed the bridge. He, too, was a stickler about rules and regulations and would be happy to have the help straightening everyone out.

    As sad as it is to hear about Ginger’s passing, I am happy that she had over 12 years of love and knew the warmth of a family. Thank you for taking such good care of her.

    Shari, Dakota’s Woman

  4.   hseof19paws Says:

    Brian and Annie – Molly, Bosley, and I were so sorry to learn of Ginger’s passing. Ginger truly was one very special girl – but of course, I don’t need to tell you that. I will always remember how Ginger was all smiles and tail wags all the time. I am so glad I had the privilege and honor to meet her, and I know Molly very much enjoyed her time hanging out with Ginger in their very own “Golden Oldies Golden Girls” club.

    Hugs to you both – Sherri, with Molly and Bosley

  5.   Pochy Says:

    So sad that happend, she is running free with our Diamond, a list your baby can have good time for 2 1/2 years, my Diamond, after amputation never walk, but i was her feet for one year
    she talk me ( with her eyes ) she want to go, and we let her go 🙁 the pain still after one year, i think I never going to be free of that pain but i pray for all that owner who have a dog with cancer , so they give the same chance you and me give to our dogs 🙂

  6.   Trifod2004 Says:

    This makes me sad. I’m so sorry to hear she went to the bridge. Our whole herd mourns her loss. Cancer sucks.

  7.   Nicole Says:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. As I was reading what you wrote it pulled at my heart extra hard. As I seen the date your sweet Ginger had her amputation surgery, that was the same exact day my Rottie / Lab mix REX had his amputation surgery. He too had Osteosaracoma and unfortunately only survived 6 months and 9 days after his surgery and treatment, but I was so thankful for the extra time I shared with him. I feel your pain and I pray that time will take away the sadness you are feeling right now. Ginger was absolutely beautiful and just looking at this picture, I know she blessed your family with so much happiness and love. My thoughts and prayers go out to you! RIP sweet Ginger. Run free baby girl and play with all our loved fur-babies that are up in heaven with you.

  8.   jerry Says:

    The Tripawds community collectively mourns for the loss of sweet Ginger. Annie & Brian, please take heart in knowing that her story will live on forever here and in the Barney traveling box. Every pack who comes into contact with Ginger’s legacy will be inspired and hopeful. Her battle will always be a shining example of what is possible. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.

  9.   bruiserbruno Says:

    I know the feeling all too well. Even though I felt sad and empathized everytime i read that a tripawd had passed, it wasnt until it was our turn to say goodbye and we too went through the heartwrenching experience of having to let go, that i became complete”connected” with they EACH Tripawd and their family. In that horrible, sad moment and during the grieving process which followed, I turned to THIS community. New
    Friends and old were there and are still here, despite their perils, to support one another. Tripawds and all it’s members are here to provide you with the most awesome Source of comfort, love, and a place to go where you will feel “completely” understood And uplifted. We are all at different points of in our journey, but we are on the same journey, it’s a bond we share. You don’t have to grieve alone. I invite you to share at your own comfort level. I think you’ll see that it will ease the ache a bit and perhaps make you feel better to share happy memories which will serve to combat the overwhelming grief. Loosing Bruno only two months ago still hurts like I never imagined. It a horrible void I think of each and every day in some way. But as much as thinking of him hurts, I’d rather feel the pain because it means he’s still so present and still always with me. I hope to hear more from you and more about the many wonderful memories you were able to create with ginger during her time cancer free. What a blessing to
    Have had her that long.
    Take care
    Maricela and Spirit Bruno

  10.   chilidawg Says:

    You already know that Finchy went to the bridge the same day as Ginger, which gave me great comfort to know that he crossed with a friend. I am so thankful that we got to meet you all last summer. I hope we will meet again.


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