My Dog, My Mom, and Murderers

Ginger, about two months before she died.

My dog, Ginger, died on July 20, 2020. My family made the difficult decision to end her life when she stopped eating and had trouble walking. She was an ornery little beagle mix we adopted from a shelter in 2003, and she was thought to be at least a year or two old then, so she was probably 18 or 19 when she died. It was a peaceful death. She died surrounded by everyone she loved petting and kissing her and telling her how much we loved…