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My "Gussie Bear"!
by Melissa Farr
(San Angelo, Texas, USA)
Gus is our beautiful Black-Tri Australian Shepherd. He came to us when he was approximately four months old and was called "Cash." However, friends and family members just didn’t get it when we were on our way to see them and we announced, “We are bringing Cash.” It became obvious we needed to change his name when they replied with, "Why do you need money to visit us?"
We saw God’s hand in the artistry and creation of such a gorgeous and majestic dog and searched for a close enough sounding name that described him best. Think Baby Names web site says Augustus means great and magnificent; therefore, Augustus was the third male to join our family. He is sometimes called Gussie, Gus, Gussie-Gus, Gussie Boy, and Gussie Bear.
As I mentioned he is the third one to become part of our family, we already had two Miniature Dachshunds. Gus simply does not know he is larger and considers himself one of the little boys! He tries to walk up and down the doxie ramps and run and play with them.
Gus loves to be loved, groomed, and go for walks. He likes to play ball, too! He is a large "velcro dog" and will not let me out of his sight.
He knows all basic commands and loves to show off his intelligence. He also loves to be photographed.
Basically, I think he is one of the best and most beautiful dogs in the world!!