Our family got a little smaller on December 24th as our beloved Ginger passed away that morning. It is amazing how quiet and dulled my life feels minus a tiny four pound four pawed friend. Though people that didn’t visit our house regularly may only remember Ginger as a high pitched barking machine, those that she knew well will miss the ball of love that she was. Always ready for hug or a cuddle, this little dog could brighten my toughest day with nothing more than a gaze into those big brown eyes and little kiss on the nose. Ginger became ill in late October and has spent a lot of time back and forth to the vet. Though there is a painful emptiness nagging at my heart, I take solace in knowing that she passed quickly in my arms on Tuesday and that she is now at peace.