Sunday, August 15, 2010


This is Ginny. She was our first family pet. In May 2009 we received a letter from Village Green telling us that we could no longer keep her in our townhouse. For six months I tried to find a way to keep her, but we ended up having to find a new home for her. On January 1st of this year she left us to live with her new family. The couple seemed really nice and they sent me a text two weeks later saying that they were loving Ginny. Everything seemed okay. I sent a few emails over the months asking how she was doing, but I never got a response. Then last week I was thinking about Ginny and decided to send another email, hoping I would get a response.

Here is the email I sent:

Hello! I was just wondering how Ginny was doing! Do you think you'd be able to send any pics? If not that's okay. I hope she is loving her new home and thanks again for adopting her!

They didn't write back right away so I wasn't expecting to hear from them, but a few days later they sent me this response:

She got really sick about a month later and died.

That's it. That's all they said. No explanation, nothing. I couldn't believe what I was reading. How could a perfectly healthy kitty just die a month after they took her? I cried and cried. I felt so guilty for not trying harder to keep her. I still feel guilty. I wish I would have done more to keep her with our family. I'm really sad and heartbroken but I'm sure I'll start feeling better over time.

I was looking at some old pictures and videos, and this one made me smile. Ginny would always try to jump onto the ledge of the window but she never could. She couldn't even jump onto the couch, haha. And Ryan is pretty adorable in this video. He kept saying that "voldemort" was out in the forest and then he would get this scared look on his face. Anyways, here's the video:

Here's more of Ryan's scared's pretty dang cute, haha:


Becca Jane said...

Aaahhh!!! Break my heart, this is AWFUL!!! I'm SO sorry, Missy! I always wonder whatever happened Buchi & Fancy...I hope the outcome was better than this! How awful, and it sounds rather suspicious... Well, I hope Ginny is frolicking around with Leo and Toby and Herbie and Tory!!

Eli, Trieste, and The Gals said...

Missy, that is so sad! I'm so sorry! I always thought the "no pets" rule in VG was absolutely ridiculous, considering everyone who did have pets were pretty responsible for their pets anyway. And cats shouldn't have been an issue at all! What a hassle! That is just heartbreaking! I do hope you will feel better over all this over time. Bless your heart! You did what you thought was best for her.