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Picture of Ginger, a female Domestic Shorthair

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"Thanks Tundra, for my Gotcha Day Photo, July 21, 2015! Isn't it cute? Dad got me today, in 2007."

Home:Windsor Ontario Canada  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female
Thanks Dana for our Gotcha Day photo - me and Elsa! July 21, 2015. Dad got us in 2007. Say Hi to Patches, Edgar, Jameson & the family for me Dana!

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"Thanks Dana for our Gotcha Day photo - me and Elsa! July 21, 2015. Dad got us in 2007. Say Hi to Patches, Edgar, Jameson & the family for me Dana!"

Thanks Tundra and family for this photo on my Birthday May 9, 2015!

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"Thanks Tundra and family for this photo on my Birthday May 9, 2015!"

A nice Birthday photo from Dana Kasian May 9/15 - Thank You!

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"A nice Birthday photo from Dana Kasian May 9/15 - Thank You!"

Ginger Girl Welcomes All Of You! Here I Am in April 2009.

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"Ginger Girl Welcomes All Of You! Here I Am in April 2009."


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"I'm peeking at you through the railing upstairs on August 17, 2013."


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"I'm Ready for That Camera Now! July 18, 2009."

Lazing Around On The Table July 23, 2011

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"Lazing Around On The Table July 23, 2011"

Dad got Elsa and I on July 21, 2007. Here we are cozy together Sept. 26, 2011.

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"Dad got Elsa and I on July 21, 2007. Here we are cozy together Sept. 26, 2011."

My Humane Society Picture in 2007 Before Dad Got Me - There They Called Me Dandelion!

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"My Humane Society Picture in 2007 Before Dad Got Me - There They Called Me Dandelion!"

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My Ginger Girl, Ginger Babydoll, Very Sweet Little Girl

Gotcha Date:
July 21st 2007

May 9th 2005

Arrival Story:
Ginger got my attention when I was at the Humane Society looking at Patty (she became my Elsa) on July 12, 2007. Two cages down from Elsa was my Ginger Girl (called Dandelion then) who I previously saw on an adoption website where the Humane Society advertised her as "They Named Me What?" (and having seen her picture previously on that site, I not once considered her for adoption at the time I saw her, but that was before I met her!). Seeing her in her cage at the Humane Society, I remembered her for her unusual name. While spending time meeting Elsa (Patty), Ginger (Dandelion) was meowing, and she kept reaching out to me: she wanted attention (she still does especially when she's hungry!). So I gave both kitties my attention. I thought to myself about the policy of 'if you adopt two cats, the second one is half-price" so I thought about adopting Ginger too, maybe. I went home to think about it; and cried, thinking about how Elsa and Ginger liked me so much. I was sure I'd adopt Elsa. The next day, Friday, July 13/07, I went to see them both again at the Humane Society and all the kitties were sleepy - I thought they must have all just been fed. That night I thought, "Quit just visiting them, Patty (now Elsa) is sweet and just go adopt her and it would be nice to have Dandelion (now Ginger) but for sure, adopt Patty". On Saturday, they let me hold Elsa and I filled out adoption papers for her, and to verify adoption you have to call the Society the next day to confirm. Ginger still liked me but with me asking all kinds of questions about Elsa, my mind was not much on Ginger. Then, Saturday night, it struck me: "Oh No! I forgot about adopting Dandelion (Ginger)!". When I called the next day to verify Elsa, I asked if I could adopt Ginger too, and they said 'Of course. Come and see her today, and decide"; I was Happy!! I went to see both cats on Sunday. Since Elsa was going to be mine, she was already being held in another room and they brought her to the adoption area and also let Ginger out of her cage in the adoption area to see if they got along well. They got along fine - no fighting. Elsa was quiet and inquisitive in a quiet way. Ginger was inspecting everything in the entire room including all the other cats in their cages so the Shelter worker said it looks like she'll be an energetic kitty. (When the Shelter worker brought Ginger out of her cage, they said "Oh she's put on some weight too") (and has put on a little more since then!). I held both kitties separately and wanted both of them. Ginger was added to my adoption papers for Elsa. When you adopt a kitty, you get to put your name on their cage, so that others will know the kitty is being considered for adoption by someone else! So, I did that: and you feel really proud putting your name on their cage! I did not get my kitties right away though, but a few days later, I brought both kitties home on Sat., July 21, 2007 as Elsa had to remain and be spayed before I could have her, and Ginger, though she was already spayed, must have needed to be checked over too. Ginger had been at the Humane Society since May, 2007. They told me to keep the new kitties separate from the rest of my kitties (Felix, Serena & Tabatha) for 10 days so I kept Elsa and Ginger in a bedroom of their own, together, to get used to each other. They were quiet in the car in separate cat carriers, and quiet in the house. Felix came to look at them in their cages and no one growled. I put the new kitties into their room and they inspected the room. Ginger got friendly with me after awhile and purred and laid by me, but Elsa stayed under the bed. Later I checked on both of them and they were both under the bed. I checked them several more times and Elsa was under the bed a lot but Ginger was then mushy and loved to be loved and given attention. Elsa came out to me a few times but she had not eaten yet. Ginger ate several times, mostly food Elsa would not eat! On July 23, after work, Patty went back to the Humane Society to recover more from her spaying. Later that night, I fed Ginger and because of the stressful day worrying about Elsa, I guess, that when I went in the bedroom to see Ginger, I began crying because she was such a lovable cat who was loving me a lot and purring so much. I just loved her greatly and cried quite awhile - who could dare to have not kept her; I was happy she was sent to me! I was sad that she'd be alone in her room and wished she would not have to be alone for her first 10 days here. And I cried again because she loved me so much. The next evening, I saw her watching me out the window upstairs when I was outside; how sweet! On July 28, I gave her a cat scratcher with catnip in it and she loved it and stayed on it, scratching and I thought I might call her Ginger like the spicy dough in a gingerbread boy. And also, because on "The Lucy Show", I liked how Viv said Ginger was just short for Ginger Ale! For awhile I called her Dandy. Felix and Serena would go upstairs, outside the bedroom door wondering who was beyond the closed door. I held Ginger a couple of times so she could meet Felix, and they'd smell each other then Felix would always go back downstairs! I brought Elsa back home on Thurs., Aug. 2, and put her in the room with Ginger. On Aug. 3, late at night, it was time to let Ginger out to meet my other kitties. Tabatha growled at her, Felix watched her from a box he was sleeping on and Ginger investigated all over the house, but at bedtime she slept on my bed with me and has, almost every night, ever since!

Ginger is a calico cat with a little black circle on her white tummy and lots of pretty ginger colors all over her - a ginger shoulder, ginger nose, ginger eyebrow, a ginger wrist, ginger on both ears, two ginger ankles and a ginger knee! She is a good babysitter; when Elsa or Tyson had to be separated from the other cats their first 10 days with me, Ginger would play with them under the door and just sit and wait outside the door, as if babysitting! Her adoption papers show birth date as May 9, 2005. I used to say to her, She's Very Slender but now that she has gained a little, I now just say She's A Very Trim Little Girl! She wants food more often than needed, and she will enthusiastically lean up against me, as if she wanted to climb, and leave little scratch marks on my thigh. But she is a very sweet little girl. She loves me!

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Gotcha Day Thanks, July 21, 2015

July 21st 2015 8:44 pm
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Thank you all kitties for the sweet gifts you gave me for my Gotcha Day!

Tundra sent me a photo which I'll try to post on my page too: thank you so Much!

My surgery last April of removing my large intestine has healed well and I'm using the litter box again with no more straining to get out large clumps! My small intestine is doing its job.

Dad is very happy about that. He felt so sorry I had to strain so much with nothing coming out before the surgery. Medicines were not helping either.

I'm so glad my Dad 'Got-cha Me' and is taking care of me so well.

Love Ginger xo


Thanks for the Presents on my Birthday, May 9, 2015!

May 9th 2015 3:36 pm
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Thank you everyone for the presents you gave me!

I'm so grateful for the sweet photo from Tundra and family and the colorful greeting from We Bees Siameezers. I'm hoping to get them onto my page!

Today is my 10th Birthday and I have recently had surgery. I had my large intestine removed April 29/15 because I spent many weeks prior to that with constipation, medicine, enemas at the Vet and even the Vet having to remove stool I could not get rid of.

So far I'm doing fine; and hopefully will for a long time, and glad I'm at my 10th Birthday!

You are all so nice to give me so many rosettes, cupcakes and presents; I gotta open them!

Love Ginger


My Gotcha Day Anniversary, July 21, 2014

July 21st 2014 3:03 pm
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Thank you kitties for all your gifties on my Gotcha Day Anniversary and I got a cute picture from We Bees Siameezers; it almost looks like me! I'll put it on my page. Elsa and I have been with our dad since July 21, 2007.

My dad wanted me to lose weight so we went to the Vet for food to help me lose weight. All 4 of us cats (Tabatha, Elsa, Tyson and I) can all eat this new food. The thinner ones like Tabatha and Elsa can be given more of it whenever they are hungry. But not me and Tyson! We got canned and dry dietary food. The dry food can be left out only if Dad is home to watch what we eat. This might not be easy since I love to beg for food whenever I can. Maybe this new dietary food will keep us feeling fuller longer than Fancy Feast did.

Sometimes I am constipated and the vet gave a white powder to sprinkle on my food. I've been using it quite awhile but there are rare times it does not help. The vet said to see if the new cat food might make a difference though.

Thank you all again for thinking of me! I'm really glad my Dad got Elsa and I together. Sometimes we sleep in our own little boxes on Dad's computer desk. Elsa sometimes comes to me on the bed to wash her; other times she will slap me if she is with my Dad; she is unusual isn't she!

Love Ginger xo

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