Gus is a five year old Basset Hound. Last Saturday we stopped by a local pet rescue open house in a nearby town.
It was sort of love at first sight.
He is mellow. Mellow yellow. Whatever that means, I just like that it rhymes.
Back to Gus. He has quite the story, and I love a good story. Gus had an elderly owner who needed to be hospitalized. No one in the family could take him, so he was sent to a "kill" shelter. (That's what the pet rescue place called it, when they put them to sleep when they aren't adopted.)
Someone from the pet rescue place found him and saved him and then he went to a foster home. And now...he's with us. Doing this:
God bless a lazy dog. He's adjusting so well considering all he's gone through recently. I've wanted a Basset Hound named Gus, for as long as I can remember. Their laid back personality and adorable body shape sucked me right in.
Some things I've learned about Gus since Saturday:
- He is the messiest eater I've ever seen. I put a rug under his food and water bowl and still there is water and dog food bits all over the kitchen floor. My Haan steam mop and I have rekindled our best-friendship.
- He barely barks. But when he does, it is l-o-u-d . He only does it when he know's were leaving him. I think it's part of adjusting.
- He always looks depressed. Even when he's wagging his tail, his eyes and ears look sad. It's adorable.
- The door bell can ring, and he doesn't even care! YAY!
- He cannot be left to roam the house while we are out. I made this mistake only once. I came home to my garbage dumped all over the kitchen and him sleeping in Noah's bed. Both no-no's.
- Now, we are going to try the dog crate while we are away. :)
- I purchased extra fabric refresher. I really love the Up & Up Target brand. It has a white bottle with orange sprayer and it's by the Febreze stuff. I think it smells even better!! Plus, the bottle is way cuter. ;)
- He fits with us. The boys adore him. He sheds a lot, and I don't even care. The vacuum and I are already very close.
- Watching him go up and down our steep stairs is quite entertaining. I'll video it sometime for your viewing pleasure.
- I'm glad I'm not one of the ones in our family that has to pooper scoop.
Welcome to the family Gus.