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Grandpa Gustavson

Grandpa Gustavson





Permanent Resident




Quarter Horse


Meet Grandpa Gustavson, or Gus as his patron decided he shall forevermore be called. We're pretty weird about names around here. It drives our vet's office batty ๐Ÿ˜‚. In a lot of cases, we don't know their names and are forced to give them new ones. Sometimes, their names just don't fit or may be reminiscent of a bad time in their lives, so a new identity is necessary. And sometimes their name is their name and their identity, and it all sticks. But when our first big donation came from a beloved supporter who has become a friend and Rescue hero, we decided that they were to have naming rights for the next kid who joined HPF in need of a new name. They were nervous. It's a lot of pressure to choose an identity, especially for someone you've never met. So when our son had the Grumpy Old Men idea, it rung a bell for them. And then there were some other Gus related signs that happened to happen to them. And it fits. It's who he is. I mean, look at those photos! He even has the knee-high black socks to go with sandals ๐Ÿ˜‚.


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