Gus Gus...We Will Always Love You!!
Gus, you were the wild thing our family had been waiting for. You gave us a lifetime of memories full of joy and some seriously funny entertainment! Where do I begin?
Dragging the lawnmower across the lawn while mom was mowing the lawn. You had a true vendetta with the neighborhood lawnmowers. Running through the fence to attack our very understanding neighbor's lawnmower. You enjoyed endless days of landscaping your own way in "YOUR" yard.
Gus, your backyard garden was anything you could eat, dig, rip apart, or carry throughout the yard in your big slobbery mouth. You especially loved carrying your logs -- not dog bones -- logs!
Oh, the puppy days when you jumped on top of the kitchen table and then weren't sure how you were going to get back down. Playing tug-of-war with dad, and in one case with lattice instead of a rope or towel.
Gus you were truly one of a kind. The days when life was tough you were there to plop yourself in my lap as if you were a tiny lap dog and not the manly English bulldog you were. We were so spoiled by your love, and we would not have had it any other way.
You loved swimming in circles and biting the water in your swimming pool and basking in the warm sun for hours. You were a gentle giant with a zest for life. You loved the snow and could not get enough of crawling and digging through your snow tunnels on the deck.
You drooled on everything that came within several feet of you, so for years I had to dodge you right after you would lap up a big bowl of water. You were the worst watchdog at night because when you were asleep, you were asleep. I kind of know how you feel. Sleep is good.
Everyone that met you instantly smiled. The family always smiled when you wiggled your butt because you knew you were getting a treat. Your personality was like no dog I have ever seen, so when I say you are irreplaceable, I mean it. You were mom's personal assistant when cooking in the kitchen and you did an excellent job surveying the area for anything dropped on the floor, so you could devour it right up!
Gus, I loved you the moment I picked you up and held you in my lap on our way to the family home. You will always be the entertainer in our family, and memories that we share of you will keep that spirit alive. We love you Gus!
Gus Gus...our English bulldog who made every day an adventure one will never forget.
We will always love you! Keep on chasing those lawnmowers and prancing around with your logs in tow!