Age: 13 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
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Leave a bone for Gus
Goosey; Baby Goosey; Baby Moosey; Loosey Goosey.
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July 31st 2003
TOYS TOYS TOYS; baths; his brother and sister; being outside; swallowing rawhide whole.
Gus is so laid back that nothing bothers him.
ANYTHING. He is the King of all Toys.
Gus has a sensitive stomach, so it's only dog food for him! He loves bullysticks, though. Yeesh.
Around the block, really fast, lunging at every car that goes past.
He knows how to stick one toy inside another, so he gets double the satisfaction.
We decided that we wanted another dog that would get along well with our Yorkie. It also had to be allergy-friendly. Bostons fit the bill! I was also interested in Bostons because of my late great aunt who always had owned Bostons. When we picked him out, he was the smallest male in the litter and we decided right then to name him "Gus". When we went to pick him up, he was the fattest of the whole group! That's what we get for naming him early- he grew right into his name!
Gus is a very friendly boy. He loves baths, and occasionally can be found sitting alone in the bathtub in the dark, waiting for someone to come in and turn on the faucet. He has a slight underbite, and he has a habit of jutting out his bottom teeth when he's distressed. He also can't control his tongue when he sleeps. He loves his toys, and his crate. He even loves his sister Nina, who doesn't really love him back.
All toys are MINE MINE MINE!
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|March 8th 2004
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November 8th 2005 8:46 am
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This is the mommy again.
The issue I was having earlier involving the dog tag manufacturer has now been amicably resolved. I'll work on getting Gus' photos (minus the blurred tag) back up over the next few day!
October 31st 2005 12:25 pm
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This is "the mommy". You may have noticed that Gus' tag has been blurred out in many of his pictures. This is not for security reasons.
I was recently alerted (by a keen-eyed fellow Dogster user) to a company using Gus' image in their advertisement in a nation-wide magazine without my permission. It was a picture that I had personally taken with my Rebel ti. I contacted the business owner and asked for nominal compensation for violating my copyright. Please keep in mind that I have given permission to business owners to use my images in the past without any compensation; the key was that they asked me first.
My request for a very teeny tiny small bit of compensation (and I mean laughably small) has been thus far declined. The business owner believes that she owns the rights to Gus' image because he is wearing her tag. And this is where she is a little right: She does own the rights to the image of her tag, but not to Gus. She should have cropped my dog out of her advertisement.
I'm not sure how this is going to be resolved as I hate to go after small business owners this way, especially in our lawsuit-happy nation. On the other hand, now that this business owner has Gus' recognizable image, what's stopping her from passing it off to a business that I don't morally agree with? What happens if Gus ends up on a flier advocating something like Puppymills? (I know that's a long shot, but you get the point).
So in the end, there is a lesson to be had: Please be careful who you make your images available to. I was too trusting and have learned my lesson. I'm being forced to hate a product that I really and truly do not hate.
I paid for Gus' tag. I did not steal it. I feel that I have already given the business owner plenty of "free advertising" through my pictures and my previously glowing references. Until this matter is resolved, she will no longer be getting any more free advertising from me.
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