This story is dedicated
to my Ginger Snap

by Anna Schemm
(Clearwater, Florida, USA)

This is Ginger in her bag.

This is Ginger in her bag.

This is Ginger in her bag. Ginger loves this toy. This is Ginger, relaxing. This is Ginger and her buddy Comet.

"My Little Angel"


This is a story about what my dog means to me.
It is about my little angel and my best friend Ginger Snap.

At 9.30am on Jan 26th 2007 my beloved husband, soul mate, my true love and best friend passed away. I felt as if my life had ended too, all I could think about was being with him again, I did not want to live anymore. I kept on asking myself "Why am I still here?".

It was not until I met the sweetest little Silky Terrier named Ginger Snap did I realize why I was still here. The moment we met each other we created a very special bond; she knew instantly that I was very sad and lonely and that I needed lots of kisses and lots of love and I saw that Ginger needed somebody too.

As soon as I sat next to Ginger on the couch she sensed my presence and came over toward me and just gave me soooo many kisses. I was informed that this was unusual for Ginger, as she usually nips at people she does not know because she is blind.

From that moment on Ginger and I became inseparable. She knows that I will not let any one or anything hurt her, and she always senses when I need extra kisses.

In fact now that Ginger has been by my side for the last three years, she climbs up and down stairs, jumps on and off my bed, loves to swim in the ocean, and amazingly actually caught a duck last summer when I was visiting my family in Binghamton New York. All while being totally blind.

I have had several offers from people who fell in love with my Ginger Snap wanting to buy her, even an offer of $2000.

The answer is "I would not sell her even if I was offered a million dollars."

I know why it it's not my time to leave the earth. Ginger and I need each other.

Thank you Ginger Snap you saved my life and I would not have made it through the most difficult time of my life with out you. You obviously came to me for a reason!

I Love You.

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to my Ginger Snap

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Feb 13, 2011
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Amazing & She was meant for you
by: JoAnn

I totally agree that she was meant for you. The bond you have is so exceptional. I couldn't be happier for you.

Sep 03, 2010
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Bless you both.
by: jenny.

Anne that is so lovely,hope you have a long life together. Bless you both.xx

Aug 22, 2010
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Thankyou
by: Anna

Thank you for all of your wonder full comments about my essay they are all touching

Jul 22, 2010
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by: Anonymous

this is very good.

Jul 21, 2010
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Ginger
by: Daughter, Son-in-law and granddaughter

Touching story.. we're glad you two found each other, you're a perfect match.

Jul 15, 2010
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Gingers not a Petsimist
by: Anonymous

Even though Ginger is blind, she is an optimist and lives life to the fullest. Maybe we should all keep a blind eye on the future. We never know what happiness can be right around the corner, as long as we never give up.

Nice writing Straight from the heart and to the gut.

Jul 13, 2010
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Anna the daughter I almost lost !
by: Dad

Thank you Ginger ! I loved your story Anna and the way it was written, straight from the heart.You too are a lovely kind warm person. Now be happy and enjoy, thankfull that you and Ginger found each other.

Jul 12, 2010
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Two Lives Safed
by: Anonymous

Ginger not only saved your life but you were also what she needed. So wonderful that you both found each other. What a lovely story!

Jul 11, 2010
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wow
by: Bess Fuller

This is the most inspirational story I have ever read. It is truly fantastic.

Jul 10, 2010
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Big Heart in a little package
by: Anonymous

Sandy is right about the Kleenex. Great story. I had no idea she saved your life. I am so glad you have her.

Jul 10, 2010
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Wow
by: Sandy

What a great post Anna. This is going to be a hard one to top!

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