The Crazy Suburban Mom: Ginger's Muffins

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ginger's Muffins

This year Ginger will be sixteen.  Or seventeen (or maybe eighteen) and she's lived in (at least) four places before finding a home with us.

 My kid got Ginger from a lady down the street who heard we were looking for a dog, who had adopted Ginger from a local rescue.

Ginger in her sun spot

My neighbor likes little dogs and had several already when she brought Ginger home.  Little dogs might be like potato chips; the first one making you want the next ones.

Ginger doesn't see it like that at all. She considers herself the first, last and only chip in the bag.

It didn't go so well at the neighbors.

peeking ginger

Ginger came to the New Jersey rescue from a 72-hour kill shelter in Brooklyn, New York.  No idea how she got from Brooklyn to New Jersey or who put her in the kill shelter. The NJ rescue guessed her age to be 5-7 years in the spring of 1999 and named her Iris.

Ginger's in the card every year; she hates it.

He's kissing me...

  She's not too happy with winter in general.


She loves the heat of the sun.


And clothes hot from the dryer.


And warm bodies.

She used to crawl up people's shirts; hard to explain to guests.   I thought that was the oddest thing until I learned miniature pinschers just do that.   That's when I started buying her those dog beds she could crawl in.




The have a lot of brand names*, we just call them muffins.  There are very few things Ginger loves more than her muffins.


Laying in the sun may be a close second.

I think she loves hot summer days even more as shes' gotten older.  I think she might be having some achy joints; she can't make it up on the bed without help and she has her own steps. 

As old as she is, I don't know, I look at her and see ...


Puppy face...

* In case  you've never seen these beds, they are all over.  I've gotten them for as little as $5 on sale and she loves them (not that a $5 dog bed lasts that long but...

There are also luxury designer ones.  The first one might have been a cozy cave but it was a long time ago...  sigh.  Time flies!  Here's a few links if you think your dog might like to snuggle in one these beds and you can't find one locally.  I just found them on a random pet bed search.  Donut dog bedsCozy cave, Nest,   Petmate, and I always thought she'd love a buttercup bed.  Too cute, right?

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J Sedai 5/24/10, 10:37 AM  

I think I have a bed she would like, I bought it for the kitty, but she won't even look at it. she prefers my chair, or the windowsill, or the back of the couch, or under the baby's bed. anywhere BUT the bed. my dog on the other hand likes her bed, and will even go to it on command, but she's so spoiled I sew and hand stuff her beds for her, LOL. I wish I could get away with the $5 variety Ginger looks so adorable on!

Babes Mami 5/24/10, 3:06 PM  

Ginger Love!!

ladyjanewriter 5/25/10, 2:25 AM  

I want a gigantic human-sized buttercup bed for ME! That looks so fricken cozy. I kind of actually hate beds and rectangular mattresses. I think I'd be happier with a round smooshy pillow, but it'd be so expensive to stuff it. Maybe it'd be cheaper than a new mattress...hrm. Like, a big beanbag chair, but oval.

Alpaca Farmgirl 5/26/10, 7:57 AM  

Ginger, I love those hot clothes from the dryer too girl!

What a cutie-Happy WW!

@eloh 5/27/10, 3:31 PM  

I loved this post, and Ginger.

Anny 7/3/10, 11:46 AM  

Ginger still looking much like a puppy.. cute face. Good thing she found her forever home with your family. You guys must love her a lot.. she has so many beds.. hehehhee.. She is loved.. very loved. Lovely post :)

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