On Sunday, the 7th of December, I adopted a female puppy, rescued from the streets, and taken care by a foster parent till it’s adoption. I named her ‘Gingerella’. She’s a handful, but an adorable one, and totally worth it.

Gingy in my room @ my desk, today morning (11th December 2014)

Gingy in my room @ my desk, today morning (11th December 2014)

The puppy was supposedly around 5 to 6 weeks old, the foster parent wasn’t sure exactly, when I adopted her. I had no plan of adopting a puppy that particular day (although I wanted to for sometime now), but I happen to visit this foster home (for a second time) with a friend, on Sunday, who went to pick a cat to be delivered closer to his place, and I thought of checking out maybe about adopting a kitten, instead, from all the pups and kittens, this one had an instant connection with me at once. I actually was looking at a white pup with brown patches on it’s back, who was apparently taken, and then I saw this ginger coloured little one with a black line that starts just below it’s neck and goes all the way up to the tip of it’s tail, getting darker as the line moves towards the tail. She wagged her tail at me, as I was holding her, looked up backwards, blinked her eyes, and I was smitten.

She’s already had a couple of vaccinations done, just the day before I met her, according to her medical booklet. Now I have to get everything else organised. I don’t know one thing about bringing up a puppy, it’s like taking care of a new born baby. Sleepless nights, constant need of attention, you name it. Have been checking out some Cesar Millan uploads on Youtube. She already has her canine teeth, and loves to bite me. We bought her few toys to chew, but it prefers us and slippers/shoes we are wearing at the time.

Gingerella - First Evening at our place, biting my shoe (7th December 2014)

Gingerella – First Evening at our place, biting my shoe (7th December 2014)

I had visited the foster home once before, around August, back then planning to adopt a puppy, but there were so many, I couldn’t just choose one. It felt unfair. But this time, this cute little creature and I bonded at once, and I knew she was the one. Besides having come across so many stray cats and dogs on the streets, that I have adored from afar, Gingerella, was the one I felt like a parent to. She’s my baby. Films and books have taken back seat now.

The first evening I brought her, it peed (and pooped) on our little portico, in our back yard. Since then she has improved a bit. At least it does number.2 outside, urinating she’s still a bit confused.

How did I name her?? I was sitting there, on our back porch, on Sunday evening itself, while it bit my shoe, it’s own leg et al, and I was thinking – Ginger, Gingernut, Brownie, Black Tail, back to Gingernut, Gin, and then Gingerella!!! And Voilà!!! Found her a name. Of course she responds to Ginger, Gingy and Gin Gin more than Gingerella, thanks to my mum. Now Gingerella assumes my mother is the supreme leader of the pack, and ignores us somewhat. It only comes running to me, if mum’s not anywhere in sight, scent or sound. Initially though shocked, Mum adores Gingerella, has been spoiling her, stitching up a cushion just for it, and buying ‘Pedigree’ dog food and treats, with a whole box just for Gingy. And mum is very defensive and protective of her. In fact Gingerella slept in Mum’s room the first couple of nights, waking her up at 3am and then again at 4am. No alarm clock needed. Now she sleeps in the back portico, on her soft cushion and doesn’t wake up till about 5am. She sleeps most of the day, eats, plays and sleeps.

I am not on Facebook, but plan to open up an account for Gingerella.
Below are pictures of her first week at our home, even though the week isn’t over yet. I couldn’t wait that long to share these.

Nuwan Sen n’ Gingerella

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Gingerella - First Evening at 56,Siripura (7th December 2014), on our back yard portico.

Gingerella – First Evening at 56,Siripura (7th December 2014), on our back yard portico.

Gingerella (7th December 2014), quick nap before dinner.

Gingerella (7th December 2014), quick nap before dinner. It never slept in that box post that, not even that night, for it couldn’t get in and out of it.

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Gingy, exploring our house, the Next Afternoon, (8th Dec 2014) In the Lobby.

Gingy, exploring our house, the Next Afternoon, (8th Dec 2014) In the Lobby.

Gingy (8th Dec 2014) The Next Afternoon, exploring our house. In the Lobby.

Gingy (8th Dec 2014) The Next Afternoon, exploring our house. In the Lobby.

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Gingerella with my Mum (9th December 2014) In our back yard.

Gingerella with my Mum (9th December 2014) Afternoon fun in our back yard.

Gin Gin finishing her lunch (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin finishing her lunch (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin getting her Vitamins (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin getting her Vitamins (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin taking her Vitamins (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin taking her Vitamins (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin gets ready for a nap (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin gets ready for a nap (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin chooses a weird spot to nap in, under the French Window, to the back yard portico  (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin chooses a weird spot to nap in, under the French Window, to the back yard portico (9th December 2014)

Gin Gin (9th December 2014) Taking her Afternoon Nap

Gin Gin (9th December 2014) Taking her Afternoon Nap

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Gingy in my bedroom, today morning (11th December 2014)

Gingy in my bedroom, today morning (11th December 2014)

Gingerella & I, in my room, today morning.

Gingerella & I, in my room, today morning.

Gingerella with my mum, today afternoon (11th December 2014), in the dinning-cum-pantry.

Gingerella with my mum, today afternoon (11th December 2014), in the dinning-cum-pantry.

Gin Gin with mum, in our back yard (11th December 2014) Today Afternoon.

Gin Gin with mum, in our back yard (11th December 2014) Today Afternoon.

Gingerella, enjoying her post lunch treat, in her bed, today afternoon (11th December 2014), in our back yard portico.

Gingerella, enjoying her post lunch treat, in her bed, today afternoon (11th December 2014), in our back yard portico.

Gingerella gets comfy in her bed, today afternoon.

Gingerella gets comfy in her bed, today afternoon.

Gingerella relaxing outside her bed, in our back porch, today afternoon.

Gingerella relaxing/biting her own leg, outside her bed, in our back porch, today afternoon.

Gingerella poses for the camera, in our back yard porch, today afternoon (11th December 2014).

Gingerella poses for the camera, in our back yard porch, today afternoon (11th December 2014).

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