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Weekend in Lincoln…and the Return of Ginger Rogers

September 14th, 2011 | Posted by Emily in Bungie on the Road | Dining Room | Emily's Parent's House | Fostering. | Ginger Rogers | Home Improvement | Husker Nation | Light fixtures

This weekend was full of ups and downs: a trip to Lincoln, visiting with a dear friend, getting our new car towed, watching a Husker game, and the return of a beautiful, red-headed elderbull… so let’s start at the beginning.

We went home to Lincoln for my mom’s and the twins’ birthdays…at the family birthday dinner, us kids presented my mom with her present…a new dining room light! This was what she had before… boring and old-fashioned… not the look we were going for in our ongoing renovation…


It went from the old-timey chandelier to a modern, burlap pendant


Oh, and as some of you may have noticed, Daniel & I gave my mom an extra little present by painting her dining room table. It went from this:


to this…


Not too shabby, right? My mom is pretty excited about it.

After we finished working on the table and changed out the light, we met up with my old bestie Kara downtown to watch the Husker game and wander around the campus.



After much carousing during the game, we were super bummed to find our car towed when we went to our parking spot to retrieve it. Apparently, the bridge we parked under (along with hundreds of other cars) was private property. Maybe it was owned by trolls? I don’t know… but $131 later and an hour later, we got our car back. Super annoying.

Oh, and like I said, one gorgeous red-headed elderbull moved back into Casa Hawkins…yep, that’s right. I am sad to report that Ginger Rogers is officially back to with us… her adoption didn’t work out. No big story here, it just wasn’t the right fit and I’m appreciative that Elizabeth recognized that the best thing for Ginger was to return her to back to her foster mama. For all Ginger knows, she just went on a little vacation and now she is sleeping soundly next to me as a write this…


I took her for a follow-up vet visit to check on her ears and learned that Ginger is actually much closer to 8-10 years old than 4 or 5. She is a bonafide elderbull! We also learned some not-so-great health news…so I’m actually glad she was returned to me so we can deal with her issues before adopting her out again.

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10 Responses

  • So sorry Ginger’s adoption didn’t work out but glad she is back with you to get the care she needs and find her forever home!

  • avatar Two Grads says:

    I am so sorry it didn’t work out. I am sure youll speak to Aleksandra but it WILL work out! You are such a great foster mom! and wow 8-10! Perfect age! Is she ok?

  • avatar Kate says:

    That is a crazy weekend. I can’t imagine how exhausting it must have been. I’m glad Ginger is doing well back with you guys – that’s a real bummer that her adoption didn’t work out. And she’s that old?! Crazytown. She doesn’t look a day over 2 😉

  • avatar Crystal K. says:

    Great work on the chandelier and table! Sorry to hear about Ginger Rogers’ adoption, but at least you get more cuddle time with her, right? We had someone back out on adopting our foster a few weeks ago, too, so I can relate to your bittersweet feelings.

  • avatar Aleksandra says:

    ahh, the ups and downs of fostering. her real home will come along just when you’re not expecting it, and you will be thrilled rather than sad to see her go.
    xoxoxoxo

  • avatar Janeen says:

    OMG Bless her little 4-pawed heart…shes nearly 8-10?!?! WOW….glad to learn that the family thought to return her to you rather thank make quick snap decisions not in Ginger’s favor….I am anxious to hear more about these other health issues discovered…Hope little Ginger will be ok ♥

  • Did you know I grew up in Lincoln too? But my family moved and I probably haven’t been back in 10 years. I still crave Runza and Amigos. I think finding the best adoptive fit is so important, so it’s great to know that now. That’s what we’re working on with Levi. He has had some interest and applications, but we need to make sure he is what the family is looking for, and the family will help him with his continuing training. I think picking the perfect family is the hardest part.

    • avatar Emily says:

      I did NOT know you grew up in Lincoln!!! What school did you attend?! They opened a Runza in a suburb of KC and it was pretty much the best day of my life…Runza, Valentinos and Amigos are my trifecta of Lincoln fast-food goodness! :)

  • avatar Kirsten says:

    Ginger looks very happy to be back with you! I hope you can take joy in having her back, though I know its always bittersweet when adoptions don’t work out. She looks like a little someone I am getting very close to right about now…check my blog tomorrow :)

  • Sorry to hear about Ginger, though it’s good that she didn’t have a chance to get settled in. But now you’ll be looking for a retirement home! Hope there isn’t anything serious going on with her health!