September 24, 2014

Remembering Ginny

Life as art. "Where am I?" "Can you see me now? Princeton University Our little Cherry Blossom "Cute? I think so!" "This spot is just fine" "Just made up my mind. I don't like baths." Bundle of Joy Aaron's lovely ladies "I could pose for a living!" Where I belong Smiling upside down Another photo? Really? Nose to nose "Grandma gives me bottles to chew" Appalachain trail on top of the world All grown up What are you looking at? Pet me....Now... AKC medal Headrest What up my people "Where are we going?" "I claim this Ohio park" Friends Friends Best part of baths "SNOOW!" "Belly rubs?" Royal companion We will miss you...
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"Just made up my mind. I don't like baths."

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Virginia “Ginny” River Davis born January 15, 2012 in Cordova, SC died peacefully at MedVet of Cincinnati, Ohio September 24, 2014. She had a fast growing, incurable and rare brain tumor that was severely impairing her balance and function.

Ginny was dearly loved by her adoptive parents Ashley and Aaron Davis. She leaves behind her boyfriend, a large black Labrador Retriever, Cooper Jones of Warrenton, VA and many friends and family. Ginny graduated from an AKC training course and attended Princeton University, New Jersey for one day – primarily for the photo opportunity and to prove that a country dog can achieve great things. Her occupation was a marriage counselor to the Davis’s and she gave therapy to many families while Aaron and Ashley were traveling.

Ginny was a beautiful pure bred tri-colored English Springer Spaniel, whose favorite activities included chasing water from the hose, camouflaging herself in spotted rugs, belly rubs, mimicking the voices of others, handshakes, high-fives, morning snuggle time and running. Ginny never met a stranger and was adored by dozens of families and kids in multiple states. She once was pictured on a 49 cent stamp created by her human great-grandmother and modeled for Emily Abril Photography of Washington, D. C. as a too cute for T.V. pup. We think that she also holds a state record in speed wagging for dogs with tails less than two inches.

Saying goodbye is never easy, but in her last display of love, she blessed Aaron and Ashley with an hour of un-natural strength, kisses, handshakes, and snuggles. This is how she wished to be remembered.

Ginny was Aaron and Ashley’s first pet and will forever hold a piece of their hearts. Their house is empty without her, but full of the love of family and friends during this difficult time.

Please honor Ginny’s memory by your comments below or mail to Ashley and Aaron Davis, 333 Waverly Ave. Cincinnati, Ohio  45215.

23 Comments On “Remembering Ginny”

  1. Oh honey I am so sorry! I know losing a pet is always hard but it is even harder when they are so young. *hugs* praying for peace for y’all during this time.

  2. Ginny – you brought us lots of smiles and warmed our home when you stayed with us. I’m sorry your life was cut short. Jonah misses you. So sorry you had to say good-bye so soon, Ashley & Aaron. You sure picked a good one in Ginny! Hope you find another four-legged family member like her to love.

  3. Ashley and Aaron,
    I’m so sorry for your loss of sweet Ginny. I’m sure you had planned to snuggle her for more years, so sad she had to be gone so soon.

    Thinking of you!
    – Georgia

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. I know you loved her so much. Praying for you both.

  5. What a great looking dog; I know that you will miss her but I am firmly convinced that our pets will be waiting for us when we get to Heaven. Our kind and gracious heavenly Father would not give us such a great and wonderful gift on this earth that would not be waiting for us in the infinitely better place He is preparing for us. Praying for you all in this difficult time. -Marshall

  6. Ashley and Aaron, I’m so sorry to hear this. She seemed like such a beautiful and fun girl and I’m sure you truly enjoyed every minute with her. She was very lucky to have you in her life.

  7. Ashley & Aaron- This is beautiful- she was really well loved! I remember when you got her Ashley and I was so happy that you were getting a dog because I know what a four-legged little dog can do for people. Even though Ginny time was cut short she definitely did her job here with you two- confirmed after reading the above. Stay strong!!!!

  8. My heart goes out to both of you! While I never met Ginny, I know she was a bone-afied member of the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  9. This is such sad news. We mourn with you both. Ginny was such a sweetie. We’ll be praying for you both in this difficult time.

  10. We’re so glad we got to know your sweet Ginny! She’ll be missed.

  11. Dogs are such amazing blessings. I understand your hurt all too well, but I believe she had a wonderful life while here on Earth and she knew she was loved deeply. I also believe she’ll be waiting for you both on Rainbow Bridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Mary Anabelle A. Dingle

    Brokenhearted here! Well, there’s a season for everthing…am glad to have had the opportunity to see first-hand how Ginny puts a smile on someone’s lips as she did mine…why, i saw her do the treadmill tirelessly…YES, TREADMILL!

  13. I always loved the picture of Ashley (looking like my lovely cousin Donna) holding that cute little impish faced puppy. I’m sorry for your loss.

  14. This is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful, 4 pawed friend! She was a very lucky pup to be so well loved! Our beloved pets leave us far too soon
    and leave a hole in our hearts, but we are better people for loving them. I remember meeting her as a puppy when she visited us in CT….sweet, kind, loving….the perfect pup…..and seeing how she changed from visit to visit. I remember Aaron throwing her the ball on the pool deck and her running with all that was within her to retrieve it….flying through the air over the steps, marveling at her abilities!! I feel your loss!

  15. I’m so sorry Ashley. Saying goodbye is always the hardest part… Looks like she lived a wonderful life while she was here with us though. Those of us who have the privilege of caring for and loving our four-legged friends are blessed indeed, for their unconditional love is priceless.

  16. Dear Aaron and Ashley, We’re shocked, saddened and so sorry for your loss of Ginny. We really enjoyed our first time meeting her as a puppy when you stopped by to visit. Ginny showed us all her tricks – she was so smart and friendly. We will be praying that God becomes bigger in your lives during this time. Love you lots!

  17. I know Ginny was very happy with her human pack. I’m hurting with you, and I know you miss her very much. It’s so sad when any life is cut short, but she clearly lived a joyful life with a family who loved her. Much love from Virginia.

  18. I pray that you will feel God’s peace in all things, especially now since you are in a season of sorrow and loss. I know that Ginny was a bigger blessing to you both than you even imagined she would be. Your memories of her will become more and more dear as time goes on. I will miss her so much too. Soooo sad, Mom/Donna

  19. My heart is so heavy for you guys ;-(( no words can bring comfort but praying for God’s peace during this difficult time. Love and miss you. ((HUGS)) lou.

  20. Uncle Mark and Aunt Terri

    We are not on Facebook so we didn’t realize your loss. It sounds like she was a special part of the family. Aunt Terri didn’t know there was a Ginny in the family but she had a tear in her eye when reading the obituary.

    With heartfelt condolences,
    Uncle Mark and Aunt Terri

  21. Reading the obituary made me sad- feeling the impact of personally knowing Ginny@ weekend intervals and knowing also what a fun & sweet time you both shared with her. What a great puppy& dog to have! thank you for sharing the pictures-I had forgotten what a cute cute puppy she was. I especially enjoyed the one with her& Sherman lying down where Ginny reached her paw out to touch Sherman! The pictures proved what a beautiful dog she was and companion to treasure. I hurt for you both. I know you will always have great memories. may God be your strength & hope when sorrow seems to never end much love & devotion

  22. We consider ourselves fortunate to know you and your sweet firstborn pup. I’m not proud to say it but if there had been a way for our boys to convince you to part with her they would have tried. As it was, we were content to be deeply in love via long distance relationship. We had friends over once while you were away and Ginny was with us. She was so typically chill and awesome that one friend said, “Man! This dog is the Dude!” She was a sweet dog and a great reflection the intentional thoughtfulness that you guys are characterized by.

    Silas says “Ginny is a good dog. She used to be a great trick dog and she just was a great dog.” Elliot says “she was a fast running dog. You could put her in a race. She was a great dog. We had fun dog-sitting her. She was just the best dog.”

    With much love and sympathy, Aaron, Kelly, Elliot and Silas

  23. Dear Aaron & Ashley, so sorry for your loss. We know how much you loved Ginny. Our thoughts are with her and with you. An & Piet, Tirstan Rose and Sibylle

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