February 23, 2013


Hi friends,

Mommy don't feel too good right now. Her went to the dentist and you know what that means... Pain. We been sleeping most of the day cause
sleep cures most everything. Mommy says her creative juices haven't woken up yet so we're just gonna share a feel good story with you. 

"Better tell your Mommy peeps to get the tissue ready. Ours cried from the minute she read it." 

Sniff ya later............Weenie 


After 10 long years, Ginger the basset hound is reunited with her original dad in Nashua. 

They were recently reunited after a series of events that seem to be much more than merely a coincidence.

Right before Christmas, Jamie Carpentier of Nashua, N.H., said his final good-byes to a beloved boxer who died following an illness. It was the type of good-bye that leaves a guardian too heartbroken to consider dog ownership again.

Inexplicably, weeks later, Carpentier found himself perusing the website of the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. It was not a website that he had visited before and he had no intention of adopting, but for some reason, he felt compelled to search through the list of dogs who were available for adoption.

As he searched, he came upon a listing for a basset hound named Ginger. Though the website did not have a photo of the dog, there were just enough details provided in the write-up to pique Carpentier's interest.

Ten years ago, his Ginger had gone with his ex-wife following the couple's divorce.
Carpentier knew that the odds of this Ginger, being his Ginger, were slim, but he followed an inner voice that urged him to dig deeper.

After contacting the shelter and exchanging photos, it became clear that the now homeless Ginger at the shelter was indeed, his Ginger.

Above photos of Ginger, a basset hound as a puppy. Ginger is now 13 years old and was reunited with her original dad, Jamie Carpentier, of Nashua, after being apart for more than a decade. She was released back to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua and these were some of the photos used to identify Ginger.

Carpentier's ex-wife had surrendered the dog to the shelter back in 2003 and an older couple then adopted her. Recently, the elderly couple found themselves unable to care for her and returned the now senior dog to the same facility.

Ginger had been in foster care during her three month stay with the shelter, and during that time, more than one potential home had presented itself and then, inexplicably, the would-be new family fell through.

That is, until Carpentier came along.

After comparing the stories and the photos, a reunion was arranged by the shelter.

Carpentier told the Telegraph about that first meeting as Ginger roused herself from a nap:
"She heard my voice. I walked up to her and she kind of gave me a couple of licks or kisses. And I was like, ‘She knows who I am, she remembers my voice."

Ginger's foster parents noticed Ginger's special reaction as well, telling the Telegraph:
“She went over to him and Kerry and I were both watching. She had never gave us kisses,”
“When she started licking his face, that was that moment you could tell she knew.”

 Miracles still happen--I'm back with my Dad.

Ten years later, a beautiful reunion made possible by fate, coincidence or divine intervention...some things are just meant to be.


scotsmad said...

That's a gorgeous story and you were right about the tissues.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

GOOSE said...

Oh yes this is a wonderful story. Hope your mommy's pain goes a way soon.

finnhoward said...

We saw this on the news too. Great story. Hope your Momma is feeling better!

Murphy said...

A great story! Love is never forgotten!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley
Online Doods

Amber DaWeenie said...

Yep...glad you issued a tissue alert. Mom's snifflin! Definitely Divine Intervention!

Actually, me and Brudder Max (DaOdderWeenie) found Mommy and Daddy much the same way - divine intervention. Mom stumbled on us after she lost her 3 weenie dogs in the same year. We were born 8 weeks after she lost her Bart. We still think that Max is Bart back in a new body.

Hope your Mommy's pain goes away real fast.

Casey said...

'Scuse me, I gots something in my eye here. Thank you for posting such a grreat story. I'm so happy that Ginger and her daddy were reunited!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love this story
Benny & Lily

Molly The Wally said...

Great story. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Mitch and Molly said...

What a fabulous story! Yup, you were right about the kleenex, Mona.
We hope your mommy feels better soon.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Sorry your mom had to go to the dentist.

THAT was an amazing story!!

The Websters said...

Happy tears. Keep these happy stories coming.