The Heroine

posted on 14th of january, 2010

One of my models is now a real hero! She'll soon be famous county wide.

This is Ginger

Last weekend a friend of mine set out on a mountain bike ride up a desolate county road in the ice and snow. It was a route he takes quite often and it didn't seem to bother him that it was cold because he had just gotten a whole new winter wardrobe to help keep him warm. How lucky that was! The road is a very rough forest service area used mostly by us hikers, cyclists, and some hunters. His wife and I went on a trip to play in the snow and when we returned he still wasn't back. She went looking for him and found him lying near a patch of ice where he had fallen and broken his leg. Ginger had followed him on his ride as she often does. He laid in the cold for 3 hours with Ginger there to keep him company and offer a bit of warmth. She also would run down the road and bark periodically to try and make someone come to his aid. She must have watched a lot of Lassie shows when she was a puppy! She's getting attention like a celebrity now, with an article being written in the local paper. The injured biker is on the mend and very glad she was his companion that day. I also should say that Ginger knows what it's like to be injured and need help. About a year ago she was hit by a car and lost a leg. So, if any buyers need a REAL HEROINE I have one to offer!

Comments (28)

Posted by Littlemacproductions on January 25, 2010
Great story Susan! Just another good reason to have a dog!
Posted by Noonie on January 19, 2010
Ginger readily accepts all hugs! And I'll bet she's anxious for her cycling buddy to get back out with her!
Posted by Starblue on January 19, 2010
What a touching story! I love animal and esp dogs and anytime I read how they love us, I am touched in heart. I am sending a big caress to this wonderful beautiful lovely Ginger
Posted by Tan510jomast on January 17, 2010
this is what we call unconditional love. sadly enough , only animals possess such a virtue. i've seen many examples of this in my travels. little broken sparrow crawling on its wing to rescue another just hit by a car. prairie dogs with half their bodies broken by a senseless driver crying for each other as they slowly watch life leaving their broken bodies.

whoever said animals have no feelings, never played or spent quality time with animals .
Posted by Noonie on January 16, 2010
Thanks, everyone! The update sounds good, the therapy is going well.
Posted by Karenkh on January 16, 2010
Way to go Ginger! Hope your friend is mending well.
Posted by Ponytail1414 on January 15, 2010
Posted by Kaththea on January 15, 2010
It's a very touching story, this what a lot of people should learn from our little friends - loyalty and courage. thanks for sharing!
Posted by Creativei on January 15, 2010
what a nice story, hope human picks up some of the qualities of Ginger.
Posted by Noonie on January 15, 2010
A very good biking buddy and friend, indeed!
Posted by Linqong on January 15, 2010
Thank you for telling us this touching true story!
It's a real hero!!!It is our human friends.
Posted by Conceptualcreations on January 15, 2010
Very good dog! He's very lucky to have such a good companion!
Posted by Noonie on January 15, 2010
When you call 911 the first responders head out to assist, so what does that make Ginger? A first-first responder! :))
Posted by Maigi on January 15, 2010
Whow... great story! Lots of hugs from me too!!
Posted by Georgeskyrillos on January 15, 2010
Ginger the heroine. Way to go!
Posted by smartview27 on January 15, 2010
cute dog and great story!
Posted by Frantab01 on January 15, 2010
what a lovely story, well done Ginger - you must be so proud
Posted by Keki on January 14, 2010
oh wow!!! wonderful dog! :)) three cheers to ginger!
Posted by Fultonsphoto on January 14, 2010
Wonderful story (besides your friends broken leg), you go Ginger.
Posted by Mani33 on January 14, 2010
Clapping hands for Ginger!
She has nice teeth :D
You should learn something from her Susan :-P
Posted by Noonie on January 14, 2010
Thanks, Marilyn I'll put your name on a treat for her.
Rozenn, thanks for reading!
Posted by Rosedarc on January 14, 2010
Thanks for sharing this inspiring story with us
Posted by Marilyngould on January 14, 2010
Big hug and LOTS of treats for Ginger! :)
Posted by Noonie on January 14, 2010
The paper called me for a photo so I decided she needed to be featured here. She's so unique looking!!! She'll get lots of treats and hugs now!
Thanks everybody!
Posted by Dmccale on January 14, 2010
what a wonderful story.And a Great hero Ginger is.Hugs to Ginger
Posted by Littledesire on January 14, 2010
Yeah good dog! Big hug for Ginger!
Posted by Gerrymphotos on January 14, 2010
What a great story. Thank God that everyone is OK.
Posted by Wildmac on January 14, 2010
Excellent outcome it could so easily have been different! I knew I loved dogs for a good reason! Someone give her a doggy treat from me ;)

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