Monday, July 22, 2013

July 22, Gus!

And this isn't MY Gus!  This is JENN'S Gus!
Such a great name for a dog, you know!
SO hard to resist a grin like that, ain't it?!!

Here's Jenn's story about her friend~

"14 years ago this week, I picked up a yellow lab puppy who was 2-1/2 months old. I had to drive about 70 miles to get him, and I brought my friend Jen, who held him in her lap on the way home. Earlier in the day as I was walking out of the bathroom at work I knew I would name him Gus instead of Oscar, and when I saw him that night, Gus fit perfectly. 
Once home, I was talking to my boyfriend on the phone while walking in my backyard, and remarked, "The puppy won't stop following me up and down the driveway."
 And the boyfriend replied, "Well, you're everything he has now."
 Years later his need to follow me from room to room would sometimes drive me crazy (the digging of his toenails into the hardwood floors made me cringe). I put him down at the end of this May, a few weeks after he turned 14, and the house is so much emptier without him - I wouldn't mind hearing his toenails on the floor once in a while."

Funny those things you remember, that drive you nuts at the time and then you miss the most...
Thank you Jenn~

1 comment:

painted fish studio said...

kat, thank you so much! i love gus's portrait, and can't wait to see it in person! j