My Greek kitty crew

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Returning the good fortune

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Another hero has made it to this site and this time it is the story of remarkable Ginny, a Schnauzer/Siberian-Husky mix, who impacted the lives of hundreds of homeless CATS and captured the hearts of all who knew her.

Here's just an extract from Ginny's Fanclub:

Adopted from a shelter by her life-long caretaker, Philip Gonzalez, Ginny returned her good fortune by rescuing as many as 900 lost and homeless cats during her lifetime. More than just a canine oddity, Ginny’s caretaker maintains that her heroic antics were based on an inherent love for cats, a love that was enthusiastically returned by her grateful feline friends.

Ginny was only a youngster when she made her first feline rescue – a litter of five tiny kittens that were trapped inside a pipe. Although her caretaker first considered Ginny’s find a mere coincidence, she would prove him wrong by the countless cat rescues she made throughout her lifetime. Ignoring even the most dangerous of circumstances, Ginny was known to rescue cats and kittens from not only pipes but also from dumpsters, glass-laden containers and even a glove compartment or two. Ginny’s story is made all the more poignant by the fact that she had once experienced her own dire circumstances, abandoned and locked in a closet with her puppies for a week before she was rescued and taken to the shelter where Gonzalez found her.

According to her caretaker, Ginny’s love and desire to save those in need was not confined to her feline friends. On the contrary, Ginny demonstrated on at least one occasion that she was prepared to rescue humans as well. Recognizing that a blind man’s life was in peril when he attempted to step off a curb into busy traffic, Ginny jumped off the curb before him, barking incessantly until he turned back to safety. Such was the character and life of one of the most extraordinary, and now unforgettable, dogs – Ginny.

Photo above: Ginny and one of her happy rescuees!
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1 comment:

Anna E said...

Another amazing story! Makes med wonder if part of the reason why God "put" these herotic animals on earth, is to remind humans what real care is about? Also makes med wonder, if there is a "heaven for animals" after death. I should recon they would deserve a treat in a heavenly place where all their needs are fulfilled - but perhaps that heaven can be with humans, who treat them well..? There is a danish song called "Himmelhunden" ("The heaven dog"), where a man, who is about to die, asks "..can I take the dog with me to Heaven, it is sweet and it has been my best friend. It is wise and fine, and has just had a bath, if it´s allowed I´ll be so glad..". Moving song and speaks about the deep friendship that can exist between humans and animals.