Gus (Rest in peace, sweet boy)

Catahoula Leopard Dog/Breed Unknown
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Home:Greensboro, NC  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Gustaroni Macaroni / Gus the dog, not just a dog!

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-pound dog-dog rescue

The ladies - any age, any species! Dog food, treats, rawhide, squeaky toys, hugs, petting, people, snuggling under the covers, walks, the dog park, rides in the car...

When his adopted sister Josie takes his stuff away from him (she's the boss!)

Favorite Toy:
Squeaky toys, Nylabones

Favorite Food:
White Cheddar Cheez-Its

Favorite Walk:
Around the neighborhood with the family

Best Tricks:
Rings a bell on the door handle whenever he needs to go outside and will even do so when he needs to puke! We're very proud.

Arrival Story:
We were looking for a companion dog for our older dog, Josie. We stopped at our local shelter and my husband noticed a brown dog sitting nicely & wagging his tail. We took him outside and all he wanted was love! We brought his adopted sister Josie for a visit (she wasn't very happy about returning to the shelter!) and they got along just fine. We adopted him and picked him up the next day! He was so scared of the car, but only a few car rides changed that. Please consider a shelter or rescue pet! Don't forget to spay and neuter! or

Gus is such a loving and soulful dog. He looks at us with his soft brown eyes and just melts my heart! Gus was a struggle to housebreak because he was in mild kidney failure when we brought him home, but an inexpensive OTC medication is now keeping him healthy. We hope that he will enjoy a long life with us! //////////////////////////////// As of March, 2006.... Gus is no longer with us. We are very sad and we miss him very much.

Forums Motto:
Not just a dog, he's Gus the dog!

The Groups I'm In:
*****Catahoula Rescue*****, Pet-O-Nomics, Petfinder Pups!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
January 24th 2004 More than 12 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Meet my family
JosieCaptain DogGwendolynTommy Tomato
SchumpeterBad KittyKatieLilly Dog

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Not just a dog, he's Gus the dog!

We have a new baby and I love him!

December 27th 2005 6:10 am
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Mom & Dad brought home a new baby boy a few weeks ago. I wasn't quite sure about what to think of him for the first few hours, but it didn't take me long to fall in love!

I worry about the baby when he cries and I make sure that Mom & Dad know when he is crying. I don't want the baby to be hurt. I carefully watch that Katie does not get too close to the baby - when she does get too close, I gently nudge her away because I need to be sure that the baby is safe.

I know that this baby will play with me when he gets bigger, but Mom & Dad won't let me play with him yet. He is too little so it is not safe for a big boy like me to play with him. But I know that, someday, he will love me as much as I love him!


My secret life

March 10th 2005 6:07 pm
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Greetings, I am the canine referred to by my humans as Gus. Other names oft applied to my person are Gustaroni and Gustaroocus. Neither of these is strictly correct in any of the languages (modern or ancient) with which I am proficient. Nevertheless, Carolyn and Brian persist in using them with such a degree of sincerity that I now find them acceptable.

In the time I have lived with Carolyn and Brian, my work in quantum physics / string theory has advanced steadily; although my progress has been slowed by the addition of Captain Dog to our family. (The designation Captain is puzzling since he has never spoken of military service. Perhaps he sustained some psychological trauma in the line of duty which has impeded his recall of it.) Josie on the other hand is extremely helpful. We converse in a highly advanced form of gesture enhanced language that our humans interpret as crazy barking and biting. Josie’s insights into non-Newtonian physics are highly enlightening even if a little dated. Captain usually only wishes to discuss athletics and how much chocolate he could eat without getting a hangover.

My research has also been slowed by my inability to grasp a pencil. All of my equations must be scribbled upon the blackboard of my mind. One interruption and all is lost. When my humans are home I cannot even attempt anything more complicated than elementary partial state equations. I believe they think I am daft. They have no idea the mysteries of elementary particle interactions that I am contemplating. I often wait until they are asleep to try more delicate mental gymnastics. In the afternoons when they are at work and Captain is away I do my best work. I am so upset when they return interrupting my thought processes that I whine in disgust until they come in the house. They don’t know but I am saying “Oh no, I almost had the 10th dimension equation structure rationalized.” Everyday it is like that. Later, when they let us out on the deck, Josie begins asking dogs walking by in the neighborhood if anyone has a slide rule. In all her time trying, no one has had one but yet she persists. Sometimes I help with her request. We often beg together saying “Our humans have no slide rule or even an abacus, please help us?”

Since beginning practicing a few months ago, I have gained some typing ability. The keyboard on Carolyn’s laptop is very small and my paws are very large. Working today, it has taken me 3 hours to develop an advanced encryption routine allowing me to write this diary entry. Typing this email took 5 hours and I fell off this intolerably high chair six times. My knees are aching awfully; I also have to jump down when people are passing. Tomorrow, I use the upstairs desktop.


I was so lonely today!

February 25th 2005 5:19 pm
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Today, both Josie and Captain got to go somewhere so I had to be by myself all day. It was very lonely. But, at least I got some good attention from Janet when she came to check on me! She petted and hugged me and it made me sooooooo happy!

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