Golden Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier
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Home:Irving, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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rusty bear, rusty-pops, rust, russ-a-man, big dawg, big red bear

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

January 1st 2003

chewing on bones, licking feet and knees, answering the door, chasing away strangers

baths, nail trims, being doctored, fleas, not being able to open the front door, not being able to reach the pedals so he can drive himself around

Favorite Toy:
rawhides, socks with a bone in it, anything pepper or tigger has, pepper

Favorite Food:
meat! meat! more meat!

Favorite Walk:
anywhere i take him

Best Tricks:
roll over, lap weight, gives good hugs, being a pest, staying in the yard

Arrival Story:
rusty was a valentine's day gift. i wasn't sure i wanted another dog, but there he was, all cute and fuzzy and i couldn't make him go back! his mother was definitely a pit bull, so we guessed about him being part golden, too. he's a big old sweetie!!

rusty contracted parvo when he was 4 months old. i spent everything on him to get him well. he's a big healthy bear now! but i think having the disease has made him not grow up completely. he still thinks he's a tiny puppy. he's really smart if food is involved, but otherwise he's highly distracted and gets anxious and frantic. but he's a good dog nonetheless. i love my rusty bear!

Forums Motto:
a big bear of a dog!

The Groups I'm In:
♥the dogs of Texas♥

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 27th 2005 More than 11 years!

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January 1st 2008 10:11 am
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mom says today is my birthday! i guess that means i'm another year older, whatever that means. i don't feel any older. i'm all frisky because of the cooler weather. in a few more days, my puppy, pepper, will have her birthday. i was only one year old when she was born!
i love my family. my mom and my dad love me and play with me a lot. my tigger and my pepper love me too, but they don't always like to play with me. i try to steal their chewy toys because i eat mine first. tigger won't let me have hers, but pepper sometimes gives me hers because she doesn't like it when i growl at her.
mom lets us go out in the front yard now without being tied up. she's taught us to stay and play in our own yard. we love it!
well, i'm 5 years old today. i bet my mom will give me a nice bone later to celebrate!


i'm 4!

January 1st 2007 11:33 am
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last night my mom and my dad stayed up late and listened to the noise outside at midnight. it scared pepper, tigger wanted to catch the bottle rockets, and i got my feet completely covered in mud chasing them both! today mom said "happy birthday, bear!" to me and gave me a great big hug. she said i'm 4 now. i'm a pretty lucky dog to have made it this far. i wonder where my brothers and sisters are now? my mom is still alive, i know, because her human comes and visits my dad sometimes. i can smell her on him and it makes me all wiggly. i wish i could go visit her sometime.
my mom says i'm a lucky dog that i'm hers because if anybody else had gotten me and found out when i was little that i had parvo, they might have put me to sleep. she emptied her bank account to save me! and that was after she did the same thing for my older "brother," buddie. i never met him, but i could smell him in the house. they didn't have buddie for very long before they got me, and he got hit by a truck one day while he was trying to catch it. my mom tried her best to save him but he got an infection and she had to say good bye to him. it made her so sad. but then my dad brought me to her a few months later and she was a lot happier! tigger was, too. i think she missed buddie.
also, once when i was a puppy, they had a puppy pen set up around me so i wouldn't go chewing stuff while they were gone. but, they went out and i tried to climb out of the pen and one of my paws got caught. i don't know how long i laid there before they came home, but as soon as they saw i was caught, they ran right to me and helped me get my foot out. i'm still a clumsy dog, but i'm too big to put in a pen anymore.
i've escaped the backyard a couple of times when they were both at work, and the neighbors called the phone number on my tag and told my dad i was out. he called my mom and she came home from work and put me and pepper back in the house. she follows me anywhere i go. we just sat in the front yard after we explored the neighbors' yards for a bit, and when my mom came home, there we were, under the bushes in the shade. we went right in to tigger, who didn't escape with us, and mom fixed the gate and we stayed in the yard. we just missed her and wanted to go to work with her!
but i think i am a lucky dog. i have an awesome life with my mom, my dad, and my tigger and my baby, pepper. i am lucky to be in this dog family!! and i'm very lucky to be 4 today!!


a vacation

December 6th 2006 3:25 pm
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my mom and dad took me camping with them. all the dogs went this time, not just tigger. she gets to go by herself sometimes because she's better behaved than me or pepper. anyway, this time we all got to go! we didn't know it until the last minute when they let us get in the truck with them! i love riding in the truck, except when tigger and pepper ride, too, there isn't much room for us all and it gets crowded. but mom brings water for us to drink because the ride was long and hot. and oh boy! when we got to the campsite there were cows behind the fence! me and pepper wanted to chase them. mom and dad called us back, but we ran around for a minute to sniff and see where we were. it was fun! we even swam in the cows' drinking water. i guess they didn't mind, they all ran away when they saw us coming at them. we all got wet and stinky and covered in cow mud. when mom and dad went hunting the next day, we had to stay in the camper. but we were good and waited for them to come back. then we got to run around some more! they even took us to a lake and we swam in cleaner, cooler, no-cow water. i love to swim. i love to chase sticks when mom or dad throws them in the water. we had the best time!!

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