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Family • Photo Restoration • 36 • Dusil • Pets

• As huge as he was, Cezar was a gentle giant. He never bit any of us. Cezar even made futile attempts to play with our cats but was abundantly clear that – when push came to shove – he was terrified of claws. I loved our first cat Puci, but I was a bad guardian. As a toddler I wasn’t versed in the etiquette of looking after animals. To keep my toddler brain amused I tortured him endlessly. In one horrifying incident, I piled every single pillow I could find in the house, on top of him. When I eventually removed them one by one and couldn’t find him. Suddenly my mischief changed to terror, regretting that something had happened to my cat. It was one of those moments when the consequences of my actions slapped me in the face. As I scrambled to find Puci I saw him licking his wounds in the hallway. To my relief somehow he slipped out without me noticing.

• My most regretful moment was when a friend came to visit and I had this brilliant idea to impress him by dropping Puci off our first floor landing to the ground floor! “Cat’s can survive when they fall from a high distance” I said with conviction. Certainly not a proud moment. Thankfully he survived and wasn’t seriously injured. When Puci didn’t come home one day, I blamed myself. I felt that he no longer wanted to endure any more of my abuse. That realization had a lasting effect on my behavior towards our future pets.

• I cleaned up my act when we got Nuri, our second cat. He was named after the Soviet-born ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. I vowed to be good to Nuri and never hurt him. He was a strong cat. Definitely an alpha male, and Cezar didn’t mess with him. In fact Cezar didn’t mess with any creature as small as a tenth his stature.

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74 - Burlington · Gabriel & Puci Dusil (peeling potatoes)
74 – Burlington · Gabriel & Puci Dusil (peeling potatoes)
74.Feb - Burlington · Eva, Puci & Gabriel Dusil (foyer)
74.Feb – Burlington · Eva, Puci & Gabriel Dusil (foyer)
75 - Burlington · Puci, Gabriel, Alica, Eva & Cezar Dusil
75 – Burlington · Puci, Gabriel, Alica, Eva & Cezar Dusil
75.Jan - Burlington · Gabriel, Alica, Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (winter)
75.Jan – Burlington · Gabriel, Alica, Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (winter)
76 - Burlington · Alica, Gabriel & Cezar Dusil (dress up)
76 – Burlington · Alica, Gabriel & Cezar Dusil (dress up)
77 - Burlington · Gabriel, Alica & Cezar Dusil (riding)
77 – Burlington · Gabriel, Alica & Cezar Dusil (riding)
80.Sep - Burlington · Gabriel, Alica, Cezar & Eva Dusil (first day of school)
80.Sep – Burlington · Gabriel, Alica, Cezar & Eva Dusil (first day of school)
81 - Burlington · Inchy & Cezar Dusil (restored)
81 – Burlington · Inchy & Cezar Dusil (restored)
89 - Burlington · Inchy & Nuri Dusil
89 – Burlington · Inchy & Nuri Dusil
89.Jul - Burlington · Alica & Nuri Dusil (front porch)
89.Jul – Burlington · Alica & Nuri Dusil (front porch)

74 - Burlington · Gabriel & Puci Dusil (peeling potatoes, premiere pro)

 

Family • Photo Restoration • 6 • Dusil • Cezar

• Introduction by Gabriel Dusil • 2015 March

• Having veterinarian parents carried an expectation that we would always surrounded by animals. Certainly that was the case – even at home. But it also seemed appropriate for my parents to go above and beyond that expectation. That’s why, when I was five years old, getting a Great Dane made sense. Even more appropriate was to call him by the nobles of names: Caesar (Named after Julius Caesar – although we used the Slovak spelling of Cezar).

• When we took him for walks on our street we always had neighbors approaching us, fascinated by his size. “Wow, he’s as big as a horse!”, was the most common comment. Back then many people had never seen a Great Dane in their life. During those years we were always known on the street as, “The veterinarians with the big great dane”.

• When we were young we would even ride Cezar. In the early days he was strong enough to hold me, but eventually only my sister was light enough for Cezar to hold her weight. Looking back, it may have seemed like a form of torture – parading on Cezar’s back as if we were riding a horse. Our friends watch us as if we were a act circus. At the time we felt that Cezar was relishing in the attention. Eventually we stopped our antics when it was clear he could no longer carry us.

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76 - Burlington · Cezar (photo by Mr. Kinzel)
76 – Burlington · Cezar (photo by Mr. Kinzel)
75.Jul - Burlington · Alica & Cezar Dusil (drinking beer)
75.Jul – Burlington · Alica & Cezar Dusil (drinking beer)
75.Dec - Burlington · Puci, Alica & Cezar Dusil (reading)
75.Dec – Burlington · Puci, Alica & Cezar Dusil (reading)
75.Dec - Burlington · Cezar, Gabriel & Alica Dusil (reading in bed)
75.Dec – Burlington · Cezar, Gabriel & Alica Dusil (reading in bed)
75.Dec - Burlington · Alica, Eva & Cezar Dusil (going for a walk)
75.Dec – Burlington · Alica, Eva & Cezar Dusil (going for a walk)
75 - Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (standing on hind legs)
75 – Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (standing on hind legs)
75.Nov - Burlington · Alica Dusil (Cezar, Spencer Smith Park)
75.Nov – Burlington · Alica Dusil (Cezar, Spencer Smith Park)
76.Jul - Burlington · Cezar & Vaclav Dusil (railroad ties)
76.Jul – Burlington · Cezar & Vaclav Dusil (railroad ties)
78.Jun - Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (reading)
78.Jun – Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (reading)

 

82 - Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Cezar)
82 – Burlington · Eva Dusil (Veterinarian, Cezar)

75 - Burlington · Vaclav & Cezar Dusil (standing on hind legs, premiere pro)