After a significant downpour, Ginger Biscuit was found in a storm drain, soaked and in need of help. His rеscuеr took him to Greenside Animal Hospital, where they put him in the isolation ward so he could heal and recover in peace as they were unaware of his condition.
Ginger was naturally nervous when he first arrived at the hospital. He was just 8 to 10 weeks old and pretty confused, so he was terrified of everyone walking by and taking care of him.
The owners of Greenside Animal Hospital, Dr. Joubert Viljoen and Dr. Suzette Greube, told The Dodo that “[Ginger] is quiet but quite friendly and appreciates attention once he has overcome his initial dread of touch.” He is initially wary of guests entering the isolation ward until he sees us bearing food, at which point he is happy to open up and interact.
Fortunately for Ginger, he was the only one in the isolation ward aside from Anne.
At a nearby sports club, Anne was discovered hiding in a bush and was sent to the hospital as a strаy.
At Greenside Animal Hospital, dogs and cats are often housed in separate areas, but the isolation ward is an exception. The boxes for Anne and Ginger were on different sides of the room. The staff thought there was no way they could communicate in any way. Ginger, however, is of a different opinion.
Workers stopped completely as soon as they entered the isolation unit one day. In his box, Ginger was nowhere to be found. Instead, he was cuddled up next to Anne in her box.
Viljoen and Greube said, “We underestimated the kitten’s ability to wriggle its way through the cage door. “Since the kitten was so vulnerable, we never thought the tiny dog posed a thrеаt to her, but when we first saw them together, there was obviously a moment of concern because some dogs don’t get along with cats, and vice versa.”
Everyone’s skepticism was quickly allayed when they saw how tender Anne was with Ginger and how much they appeared to love each other. Despite the staff’s best attempts, they were unable to separate the two again as they appeared to calm each other down. Once Anne and Ginger decided they belonged together, the situation was resolved.
When we found them together, we put the kitten back in his cage because that is where his food, drink, and litter box were, according to Viljoen and Greube. He quickly managed to escape the cage, though, and went back to his friend.
The fact that Anne and Ginger are now permanently residing in a box together makes them ecstatic. Anne was pretty frail when she first arrived at the hospital, but having Ginger by her side seemed to be supporting her recovery and giving her strength. She gives him something to concentrate on and care about, and he gives her the peace and stability he had been missing.
Viljoen and Greube noted, “With these two, it’s definitely a matter of ‘yours, mine, and ours’.” They enjoy sharing meals and cuddling. Even though they have toys, the cat prefers to chase Anne’s tail!