Thanks to all of you who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund my sweet boy is better than ever. My whole family looks forward to many more years of cuddles and love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Hello! I’m Gus. I had a rough start in this world but now I’ve got it great and I don’t want to leave before I have to.
When I was born, I first lived in a house with lots of mean dogs. We all ate from the same bowl and they were way bigger, so I never got much to eat. That’s why I only weighed 1 pound. I heard the lady that had me tell my now-forever Mom that she didn’t like cats so she was going to give me to the neighbor girl. That girl had already killed two of her pets!
My Mom said no way so she brought me home, even though she already had a dog and another cat. I was so thankful to have food and feel safe in the little bathroom where she first put me that when she came in to visit, I crawled right into her lap and went to sleep. When I woke up hours later, I still had my lap!! That’s how I KNEW I was truly home!
She took me to the vet who said all those fleas that were driving me crazy could’ve killed me because I was so malnourished. So I stayed in bathtub quarantine back at home until I got de-flea-ed. At first I just sprawled on my bed in there & ate my food. Later, Mom laughed and said I must be feeling better because I started trying to jump out of the tub. The bathroom is still my safe spot. I love to go there if anything makes me feel unsure.
Much later I overheard Mom telling a friend she couldn’t afford another cat—and one who was all furry and a boy as well. But she couldn’t help it. She fell in love. WE fell in love. I just naturally love on everybody in the house. My human sister especially loved the cuddles. My cat friend Sesame grooms me and we love to wrestle. When my Mom’s feeling down, I let her love on me until she feels better.
I have ended up though being a strain on the budget. I feel terrible about that. I keep not being able to pee. Then Mom has to pay for procedures to open me up or I’ll die. So when she again found me listless and straining to “go”, she knew the drill. But THIS time they said they needed to rebuild my plumbing so it would never happen again. That would be good cuz I get SO sick every time it happens. BUT, it was going to cost a fortune! We don’t have that kind of money.
Enter Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund. Dogs meant bad things in my life when I was little. Who knew a group named for one was going to be my salvation!
Gus makes me feel special because he has learned he can trust me. He makes me smile and wards off my loneliness. He knows that I love him and we all know he adores us. So when I couldn’t afford his surgery, I felt like I was failing him. We had come so far through all his prior health challenges. Was I now going to have to put him to sleep? Thanks to all of you who support Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund my sweet boy is better than ever. My whole family looks forward to many more years of cuddles and love. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.