Nashua Telegraph – Jamie Carpentier had never gone to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua’s website. But late one recent night, the Nashua resident felt the urge to log on and peruse the animals up for adoption. He came across a 13-year-old basset hound named Ginger, without a photo attached, and read the write up on her. It was the right name. It was the right age.“It can’t be her,” he said. “It’s been so long.” Carpentier lost touch with a basset hound named Ginger about a decade ago when he got a divorce. Unbeknownst to him, his ex-wife gave up Ginger to the shelter in 2003, and the dog was adopted by an older couple. Fast forward a decade and Ginger’s owner could no longer care for her, releasing her to the Humane Society in October. It’s a tough situation when an older dog is sent back to the Nashua shelter because it’s harder to adopt them, said Noelle Schuyler, event and outreach coordinator for the shelter. “When I saw the picture, because I had the other (puppy) pictures, I said, ‘That’s her. That’s her. This is going to kill me,’” he said. “I had just lost a dog on Dec. 24, a white boxer. He was ill. I said, ‘No more dogs, I’m done.’ ” That’s when Carpentier sat down with his family and talked with them about finding Ginger. He decided he wanted to see her and went down to the shelter on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schuyler said there was a crowd waiting for Carpentier and the big reunion with Ginger. She was laying on a blanket, a bit groggy from her 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,’ ” Carpentier said. “She went over to him and Kerry and I were both watching. She had never gave us kisses,” Schuyler said. “When she started licking his face, that was that moment you could tell she knew.”
Yeah I’m fucking crying right now. Big fucking deal. You’ve never cried over a fucking dog story before you dick? This was touching as fuck. That part about how Ginger gave him kisses because she knew who he was after all these years. Waterworks city.
Anyway how about this ex wife? Talk about a vindictive bitch huh? She takes the dog in the divorce just to spite this guy and then puts Ginger in a shelter? What the fuck kind of move is that? Sounds like something a cat lady do. In fact I’d bet my life right now a cat talked her into this. Just reeks of cat.
PS – I don’t care how old you are you don’t put a dog back in the shelter either. That’s bush league.
Double PS – Ginger is AWESOME.