If you've looked through my blog you'll notice that I have had a huge crush on basset hounds for years so it should be no surprise that I was delighted to learn that a basset named Ginger reunited with her first dad, Jamie Carpentier, after a ten year separation.
Here's their amazing story:
Jamie Carpentier had never gone to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua’s website. But late one recent night while mourning the loss of his elderly boxer, the Nashua resident felt the urge to log on and peruse the animals up for adoption.
He came across a 13-year-old basset hound named Ginger, without a photo attached, and read the write up on her. Ginger's name and age matched up but he couldn't imagine it would be Ginger because it was too good to be true.
Ten years ago, Carpentier's ex-wife got Ginger in the divorce. But, according to CBS Boston, she gave up Ginger a short time later.
The dog was adopted, but 10 years later had become too much work for her elderly owner. The owner surrendered Ginger to the Humane Society and Carpentier happened to log on to the right site at the right time.
He spoke with Boston's WCVB-TV about the unexpected reunion. "She seemed like she knew it was me," Carpentier said about picking up his old/new dog. "It was me and my father who were there, and she just ... she just recognized us."
"She was stuck to me like glue. It was awesome,” Carpentier told the Nashua Telegraph after seeing her again "I have her now, and she has a place to live and stay,” he said. “The end. It’s awesome.”