Friday, June 30, 2006

Gus

I was so excited at first to walk Gus, a pedigree cocker spaniel we were given by my lil bro's futbol coach. I remember walking him on the Heathcote sports field, refusing to allow my sister and her friend to share in my fun. Eventually though, I lost interest in the walking part and just enjoyed playing with him. However, in order to pay insurance on my car, I was required to keep Gus company daily on two 15 minute walks. At the time, I hated it. But looking back on it, it was a wonderful way to take a break from homework or the TV or the Playstation or other distractions. Throughout my 4 years at university, I absolutely loved to see Gus' reaction to me when I returned home. He would get so excited, shivering wildy and start anticipating his belly being scratched. Words can't truly describe how wonderful of a dog he was ... Sadly today, my mom had the unfortunate task of telling me that this inseparable part of our family had sadly passed away.

As I type this out, a smile crosses my tear stricken face ... I can just remember so many time where he made me laugh so much - be it his summer hunting of cicadas, his constant battles with the blue devil (a pump), his crying during Shabbat waiting for Challah, his crying during Pessach not understanding there was no Challah, and his eagerness to protect Eitan when we used to play fight. Such a special part of our family ... but now, just a memory, a very fond warm memory ...

You were one in a million gus buster ... You'll be sorely missed ...



"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."
Gilda Radner

3 comments:

chasnter said...

I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved "GUS". Every living "thing" has a purpose in there life, It should come as a warmth to your heart that your GUS fulfilled his purpose by bringing you and your family lots of joy and happiness. "GUS" has obviously left you with lots of fond memories, this should come as a strengh to you and always keep a smile on your face when you think of him.

Avram said...

thanks for your kind words ...

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