Yesterday we got Ginger, our new rescue dog from Schiphol airport.
She would land at 19:15, Gate 2. So armed with camera we stood there waiting for her to arrive, I was actually quite nervous. Our last dog, Donder, died two years ago and we both felt we were ready to take another one into our hearts. Ginger comes from Romania, so she is a true gypsy girl. According to the doctor she is now 11 months old, so we decided to make her pick-up day her birthdate, which would come down to Autust 17th 2011.
We had seen a lot of pictures and videos, but we couldn’t really guess how tiny or big she would be.
She came with her little companion Fred (who’s going into foster care here in The Netherlands before his permanent humans are taking him home in September) and she looked so cute!
When she got out of her cage we realised how tiny she was, but she still looks like a real Lady!
It’s a good thing there are now European organisations who are looking out for stray animals. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with buying a dog or cat, but so many strays are in need of a home and we just fell in love with this little girl.
The organisation is taking their job very seriously and they come to check on you and animal in the first year to see if you’re taking good care of the animal and if they’ve made a good match.
I think it’s safe to say Ginger is a very good match for us. As I write this she’s sleeping like a rose after all the impressions of a new country, an encounter with some friendly sheep and watching telly for the first time in her life 🙂
Until next week peeps 🙂