Because look at this dog:
Hard to tell the difference, hmm? Gus is in St. Louis. My cousin Whitney just sent me the link, noting the remarkable similarities between Gus and Russ. Gus and Russ. That has a ring to it. Two eyes between them — one left, and one right. And two sets of those big floppy feet! I’m at a loss, friends. Exactly what am I supposed to do now? Maybe one of you awesome readers could give that swell pooch an equally swell home? Please do it before I finish plotting out the journey to St. Louis on Mapquest. Please.