gus’s portrait was painted by local artist kat corrigan during her 30 dogs in 30 days event in july. the portrait was painted from one of my favorite pictures of him, taken when he was around a year old. he was 14 when i put him down at the end of may. even though he was getting around slowly, his quality of life wasn’t what it used to be. he probably could have hung around a few more months but the thought of having a dog that cannot walk or get around like he used to upsets me. i miss the old guy.