You may remember Ginger, the golden retriever from YouTube, who’s claim to fame was the video Breakfast at Ginger’s. Ginger passed away suddenly from cancer earlier this week.
Ginger the Golden Retriever
Ginger’s owners, Scott and Barb posted the news on Ginger’s Facebook page on Tuesday March 19. The cancer was aggressive and came without warning.
“Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and for letting us share our wonderful pups with you. Ginger’s cancer was very aggressive and she was declining rapidly. We couldn’t let her suffer anymore, and with the help of a veterinary oncologist made the decision to put her down this afternoon. Our family is heartbroken, but we know she ran up to heaven on the wings of your prayers and well wishes. Thank you all for your support. Many of you mentioned you have gone through it before or going though it now. Our hearts are with you. It has been a cold and snowy few days here in Michigan. We took Buddy for a walk a bit ago and the wind got really strong and we looked up and suddenly the sun peaked through the sky, just for a little bit. We like to think that was Ginger lighting up heaven with a grand entrance! Thank you again for your support and friendship. With deepest gratitude, Scott and Barb ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥”
Elizabeth Warren is a newly-elected United States Senator for the state of Massachusetts, the first female to fill that role. She is a financial guru, Harvard Law School professor, .and more importantly, a golden retriever lover. Her beloved golden Otis passed away just 5 days before the election. Otis helped Elizabeth in her campaign, “Dog Lovers for Elizabeth Warren”
Dog Lovers For Elizabeth Warren
Otis was diagnosed with Canine Lymphoma in the spring, and by Halloween was unable to get up to greet the trick or treaters. Warren says Otis wasn’t an overly active golden, and would just “stand and pose” after retrieving the ball.
“One of the most fun parts of the campaign was sharing our golden retriever Otis with all of you. So I now need to share some sad news: We lost Otis. He was battling cancer, and he suddenly went downhill. Bruce and I are heartbroken, but we are grateful for seven and a half years with our big, handsome boy. He’ll always live in our hearts.”
This one had me sobbing. Sometimes these things happen, but we need to celebrate the life. Brodie, you will be remembered….
This is taken from YouTube Channel Vince DiCecco here.
“Brodie is a 7-year old, female, Hunter Red Golden Retriever who has recently been diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma–an incurable cancer in canines that resides in the blood vessel walls and attacks the major organs. Her prognosis only gives us a few months to enjoy her.
We’ve created a bucket list for Brodie and, over the past three weeks, riding in a fire truck, hiking to the top of Kennesaw Mountain and Brasstown Bald (the highest point in GA), wading in Helton Creek Falls, enjoying a McDonald’s ice cream cone, attending a summer stock performance of Seussical the Musical, visiting the Newtown Dream Dog Park, and walking along the shoreline of and on a floating boat dock on Lake Allatoona have all been crossed off her list. More fun things to follow..”
Last weekend Andy and I had to say goodbye to our Golden Retriever, Sophie. She died unexpectedly in the middle of the night. Luckily, we awoke and were able to be with her through her last breaths. I've never experienced death first hand like this. It was scary and confusing. I wanted to prevent it from happening, but Andy seemed to instinctively know that we just had to let her go.