When: Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 2016
Where: Crossing Macalester Street, opposite of Weyerhauser
Owner: Richard Michell
TMW: What kind of dog are you?
Gus the dog: I’m a farm dog, adopted as a puppy. I’m an Australian Shepherd mix, but mixed with what? Who knows?
TMW: How old are you?
G: Some days I’m feeling 10 years, others I’m feeling 70.
TMW: Tell us a little bit more about yourself, Gus.
G: Everybody says I’m very friendly and loving—I just get along with everyone. Tall humans, mini-humans and of course other dogs. Chasing squirrels is my favorite thing to do on campus, but it’s a close second to tennis balls. Finding a couple old ones is always a real treat. The prime place to find them: by the outdoor tennis courts, in those tall, wild grasses. My owners do have one complaint (only one though): I’m pretty vocal. Warning: saying hello might get a little loud. I’m also familiar with a Mac professor! Jim Laine in religious studies. My brother, Patches — who sadly passed away about a year and a half ago — lived with Jim. Jim and Richard’s daughters picked us pups out together when they were just pups themselves.
TMW: What’s your favorite place to walk?
G: Macalester! It’s an easy destination — within a block or so of home. Also my solid friendship with all the groundskeepers makes Mac an even better place for a casual stroll.
TMW: What’s your favorite food?
G: Anything, anything I can get my paws on. (But especially the treats from the groundskeepers).
TMW: And your favorite toy?
G: Tennis balls, if you couldn’t tell.
TMW: What is your favorite activity?
G: Retrieving said tennis balls.
TMW: What kinda college student could you see yourself as, Gus?
G: I’m pretty athletic, definitely could be a defender on the soccer team (I have coached the young, smallish humans in my spare time before). And I’d major in IS — being good with everybody, I could be a great diplomat one day.