Friday, May 9, 2014

Gus Has Crossed the Rainbow Bridge

On Saturday morning, May 3rd, we said goodbye to Gus one last time.  The swelling in his leg had become unmanageable, he no longer played with Waldo, and finally he stopped eating. He told us it was time in his own way.

Daddy said it best on Facebook:
Gus was a special friend who had an all-access backstage pass to our lives. Except for but a few weeks, Gus has been with Allison and/or I everyday for the last 8 years. We could always count on him to be happy to see us, greeting us at the door with a toy even if we were gone for only an hour or two. He was also great at impressing others with his obedience and repertoire of tricks, something I took great pride in.

I always knew the day would come, but never imagined how difficult it would be saying goodbye one last time. Although it hasn't always been roses, bringing Gus into our lives was certainly one of the best adventures that Allison has brought me into.

Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and words of sympathy. Gus will be dearly missed.
The Sunday before his passing, I thought we should take Gus to the local park and take some pictures. We had no idea at that time that it would be his last time to the park with us. I am so thankful we took these photos, as they remind us of the sweet, playful, loyal friend he had always been.

We will miss you, beautiful boy.


Dory and the Mama said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We have read about Gus's escapades on and off for the past five years and have enjoyed both your stories and photos. Thank you so much for sharing him with us.

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to all of you. Godspeed, Gus ♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Dexter said...

Run free, Gus. What a wonderful life you had and so much joy you brought to your family.

Mango Momma (and Dexter)

Angel Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

So sorry to hear about your Gus. It's so very hard to lose our puppies.

Daisy and mom Heidi

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

So sorry for your loss. It is never easy, no matter how prepared you think you are...
RIP free at the Rainbow Bridge. Find Samantha and she will show you the way at Rainbow Bridge.

June and mom

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Gus! So loved you. You were such a beautiful dog! Enjoy your stay at the rainbow bridge.

So sorry for your loss.

Kathleen and Lady

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So sorry fur your GReat loss -

I know lots of our Golden Angel pals were there to GReet him!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dog mom its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am verry sorry to heer abowt gus but i no he is running free now akross the rainbo bridj!!! trixie and i send yoo menny tail wags!!! ok bye

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I just read about your terrible loss of Gus! So sad :( That must have been very painful for you to have to face.

♥ Behr Behr

Sames Blogs said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my.... I have not visited my friends in so long. I am sooooo sorry to hear about Gus. My heart just broke. Hoping all the memories and beautiful photo's have comforted you.
Sasha's mom, and now Monte's mom.