No one is more surprised than myself. We are so happy for you to meet our new family member, Gus!
Love at first sight isn’t just for people. Saturday afternoon I fell in love with the new man in my life, Gus. He’s adorable, has dreamboat hazel eyes and the softest chocolate and white hair. I am also dazzled by his charming personality, winning smile and affectionate snuggles! LOL
Who can resist this sweet face? Certainly, not me! If you have been a longtime follower of 2 Bees, then you probably remember our perfect boy, Starbuck. We lost him when he was 14 ½ years old about 3 ½ years ago. Losing our beloved family pet was devastating as you can imagine. For 3 ½ years I have staunchly stated that I would never, ever have another dog. That part of my heart was sealed shut, never to be open again.
Honey Bee, Jenn, Kara and many extended family members urged me to own another dog. Even my brother Glenn tried to sway me when he and his family added a new puppy to their family. I just tamped down and suppressed these emotions – explaining it away that:
- It’s too hard to own another dog
- I can never love another dog like I loved Starbuck
- The expense of pet ownership can be too much at times
- Many other reasons LOL
Everyone but me realized that I had a hole in my heart that needed to be filled.
Look at that Face!
Please meet Gus, who has already filled that hole in my heart to overflowing!
I am so happy that everyone but me knew that Gus wouldn’t be a replacement, but rather an enhancement. Like Starbuck, Gus is a shihtzu adopted not far from our home. It was reported that he was the so-called runt of the litter and unbelievably no one else rescued him. Honey Bee gifted me this cutie as part of my birthday present. This is definitely a gift that keeps on giving…with love, joy and sunshine!
Shihtzu’s are known for their never-ending love, loyalty and companionship. They make the perfect lap-dog and are also wonderful around children. Another bonus is that they have hair, not fur. Therefore, no allergens or shedding of hair around the house. Currently sweet Gus is about 2 pounds and at maturity will be approximately 8 pounds.
This sweet boy has definitely stolen my heart and yes, I cried ugly tears when I first met him. His name, Gus, came to me the moment I saw him. It comes from the Disney animated movie, Cinderella. Do you remember the adorable, chubby little mouse Gus Gus? For some reason that image popped right into my head the second I met my pup. As the saying goes, the rest is history!