The photograph shows an animal to be awarded the title “Honorary cat to a cat show in Westchester, USA in 1998. The thing is, that “honorary cat” is… a Dog.
The dog, whose name was Ginny.
A brief history of the life of Ginny is as follows:
Work Philip Gonzalez in one ill-fated day received on the job injury, became disabled, depressed and on the advice of friends decided to have a companion dog.
Ginny at the shelter first approached the man through the bars and began to lick his hand. Philip did not like the strange shaggy dog, but a friend urged him to take her out of the cage and walk with her. After a short walk Philip meekly filled in all the required documents.
And then he began a gay life: Ginny from the first days of the new house started to find the homeless, the helpless, the sick cats. In a vacant lot near the house of Philip the stray cats came out from their hiding places to play with Ginny.
Dog found injured cats that couldn’t move, and drag them to the owner. Pulled from drain pipes. One day, having cut up in the blood paws, she got out of the box with broken glass malnourished kitten.
And Philip had to feed and to attach in good hands dozens found Ginny cats. Some they left. Philip admitted that sometimes it was very hard, he fell into despair, but eventually realized that the salvation of helpless animals gave a new meaning to his life. And Ginny came just in time to give him a new chance to find yourself.
For her life Ginny has helped more than 900 cats. During the life of its owner wrote about her two books (the proceeds from the sale of which outright ate cat) and started a Foundation for homeless animals, which operates to this day.