Not many people have the longevity for their love of pets like Ginger Brown. She and her husband Pat have always had pets, as children and adults. They have passed their compassion for animals on to their three children: Ginnie (20,) a Junior at Ole Miss; Scott (19,) a Sophomore at Ole Miss; Edward (16,) a Junior at Oxford High School.
Ginger being “the big animal lover of the family” always had pets growing up in her Mississippi Delta hometown of Hollandale. She was known to bring home dogs that were being “sold for free,” and always managed to have more than one pet to pamper. Her first baby was a dachshund named Nancy. From there she moved on to Collies which became her favorite breed. Through the years she has adopted six Collies, her favorite being King. Favorite family dogs are Buster (Ginger and Pat’s first dog together) Redford (14-year-old Golden Retriever) and of course, Maddie!
When 14-year-old Golden Retriever, Redford died and the family was still in mourning, the family was unsure if they were ready for another dog yet. While attending a party at a friend’s house, Pat and Ginger were told about a puppy their friend was looking to rehome. Ginger went to their house the next day to meet Maddie, a little black golden doodle, and ended up brining her home. A surprise to the rest of the Brown family!
Maddie’s favorite thing to do is ride in the car. If anyone picks up a purse or keys, she is at the door ready to go. She especially likes running errands that include driving through Regions Bank or Chick-fi-let because they give her dog treats. She has recently discovered the Puppuccino (cup of whipped cream) they give her in the Star Bucks drive through. This is very fortunate since our mobile services are no longer available and all grooming services will be at the Spaw. Maddie can look forward to another outing.
One thing that bothers Maddie are loud noises. When she comes for her Spaw appointments she doesn’t love the blow dryer that much so she wears a warm headband over her ears to muffle the sound. She is not a fan of yelling/cheering which becomes a problem in a house full of Ole Miss fans watching Rebel sports on TV. She usually retreats to Ginger and Pat’s closet for the duration of the game. When Ole Miss beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa in 2015, it took Maddie several days to recover from all the cheering in the Brown house!