One of the most beloved actors in the world, Michael J. Fox, who is most remembered for his famous performance in the film “Back to the Future,” is going through a devastating loss.
The devoted friend of his life, Gus, a Great Dane-Labrador mix who was twelve years old, has just gone away.
Gus has been at Fox’s side through all of the highs and lows that have occurred over the course of the last twelve years, and now the actor will have to go over the globe without his devoted companion.
A heartbreaking picture of Gus was posted by Fox on his social media account, along with the following statement: “Gus — great dog and loyal friend, we’ll miss you.” Fox’s message was sent to his one million followers on social media. The picture was accompanied by a reference to page 220-222 of Fox’s memoir, which was published in the year 2020 and was titled “No Time Like the Future: an Optimist Considers Mortality.” Fox calls Gus his “wonder dog,” describing him as a devoted friend who provided happiness to everyone he met. This description can be found inside the pages of his book.
The war that Fox has been fighting against Parkinson’s disease, which has been known to the general public for more than twenty years, was very crucial to Gus. He played a vital role in Fox’s life. In his book, Fox underlines the significance that Gus brought to his life and how much he would be missed as a treasured part of the family. He also expresses how much he will be missed.
The following is a reflection that Fox wrote on their relationship: “I did not rescue Gus. It is possible to argue that he saved me, but he would be too humble to make such a claim against himself. During the time that he was struggling with his health, the actor claims that the consistent love that he received from Gus helped reduce his sense of solitude.
According to Fox, the presence of a dog at his side prompted a reassuring feeling of connection between the two of them. Regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in or the emotions you are experiencing, you are aware that this animal is always at your side and is bound to you. What do you feel? The force multiplier is what it is,” Fox said. He is of the opinion that having a chronic condition might result in feelings of loneliness; nonetheless, he feels that a dog has the ability to broaden one’s perspective and give much-required company.
Even as far as Fox’s physical recuperation was concerned, Gus was involved. In 2018, Fox had surgery to remove a tumor from his spinal cord. Following the procedure, he could only move about in a wheelchair. Gus was the one who assisted him in developing his capacity to walk again. According to Fox, who recalls the event with fondness, “He kind of circles the wheelchair with this low kind of woof woof, woof woof, and sat in front of the wheelchair right in front of me.” Then he glanced at me, and I responded by saying, “It’s going to be absolutely fine.”
The death of a much-loved pet is never an easy experience, and Michael J. Fox is not an exception to this rule. We would want to use this opportunity to express our condolences to him and draw attention to the remarkable connection that he had with Gus. Fox will always have the memories and affection that he had for his trusty friend with him in his heart, even if the death of such a pet creates a major vacuum in one’s life.