…memories of a guy named Gus.

Gus is not our mail man (who is actually a lady), nor is he the guy who fixes our car (who, sadly, is being put to the test right now to fix our poor, broken-down PT), or a member of our lawn care team (referred to lovingly by us (as they do all the things we don’t really want to do) as our “yard gnomes”).

No…Gus is of the furrier persuasion.  A guy who lived with us and let us love him for the past 14 years through thick and thin.  A guy who we refer to only half jokingly as the-son-we-never-had.  A guy who’s been missing now for going on a month.  This is absolutely, unequivocally unlike him.  He just doesn’t stray far from home…ever.  Or miss a meal…ever.  We’ve been slowly adjusting to the fact that he’s not around.  We’ve been going through our quiet mourning, as he has left a big giant hole in his absence…one that seems just too large compared to his size.

We’re still searching…and probably will always be looking out of the corners of our eyes for site of him.  We’re just bracing ourselves for the fact that he might not ever come home again…or maybe he IS home and we just can’t join him there.  Wherever he is, I wish him warm and snuggy corners to sleep in, petting hands when he so desires them, and all the ham he could wish for.

We love you, Gus!

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13 Responses to …memories of a guy named Gus.

  1. Jenny says:

    (sniff, sniff) So sorry your kitty is lost, Bethany :*( I was just thinking about your family and your cute little Gus today. Very big hugs.

  2. MARIA TOVAR says:

    Bethany, I understand you totally. It is a hole in your heart that hurts so much. I really wish you that he comes back or at least let you know the reality. My doggie appeared to me in a dream just to say good bye and in my dream I was aware of her absence so I had the chance to kiss and hug and say good bye.

    Hugs to all your family.

  3. Sarah Dailey says:

    Beth, I am so so so sorry that Gus is gone. He was such a precious kitty and I am so glad that he got to live with you guys for so long! It broke my heart to have to give him up when we did, but it was wonderful knowing he was loved so dearly by your family. Gus Gus (named after the endearingly simple chubby mouse on Cinderella) was a gift from heaven. I still pray he comes home to you! I loved the pictures you shared 🙂

  4. domedweller says:

    My heart goes out to you, Bethany. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sometimes I think it is more difficult to have a pet missing that any other loss, because it is hard to reach closure without knowing what happened.

  5. Deb says:

    Gus is gorgeous….I’m so sorry he’s missing. Our little furbabies sure do fill a space in our hearts. I hope your family will find closure.

  6. Tanya says:

    I hope your kitty has found peace and happiness wherever he may be. Or that he may return to you. Lots of hugs!

  7. Stasia says:

    Bethany I am so sorry about Gus. I wish there was something we could say or do to help you through, just know that we are here for you.

  8. Jolene Torgler says:

    What a beautiful album of memories! I have only 1 picture of my BFF, “Sniffles” our family cat (female, tabby) who lived to be 19 years old. We got her when I was 2 years old. I am now almost 54!!! I still miss her, but have met about 4 other kitties (both male and female) through the years that were remarkably wonderful! My kids and hubby are allergic to their dander… so I’ve made a good friend with our neighbor’s cat down the street that is a doll. Her name is Lolita, and we call her Lola for short. I hope you can meet a really cool, loving cat sometime in your future to help with the grief of losing Gus. Big hugs to you and your family… ~snif, snif~….

  9. Judy says:

    So, sorry to hear about Gus. I hope you will be able to find out some answers about his disappearance. It is difficult to have a beloved friend go missing and I can only imagine the sadness you are all feeling.

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