"They call me Rusty here."
Age: 8 Years Sex: Male Weight: 11-25 lbs
|Home:Lafayette, LA ||[I have a diary!] |
"He is so very under weight."
"So sick with Kennel Cough and worms, fleas and he's very depressed."
"His mouth is red and swollen. I think he chewed the fence at the pound."
"He has an crate inside and a big one outside."
"The hair came off in big patches!"
"His bottom was BURNT from chemicals."
"How painful it must be for him."
"Rusty is a beautiful color. He will be so handsome one day."
"One day he will be healthy." [See My DogsterPlus Photo Book]
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October 23rd 2006
To eat! To be cuddled. To play.
Having medication applied to his booboos.
Nylabone, orange rubber toy, red rubber ball, anything someone else has.
Rx food at this time. Boiled rice and cottage cheese w/Rx food.
Through our subdivision.
Telling you what he wants with just a look. He speaks with his eyes.
Rusty is my 17th rescued dog. BT is my favorite breed so I ran to get him as soon as he was adoptable. That was on 12/4/07. He is sick. Very sick. Hook worms and Kennel Cough. Open sores on his rump. His mouth was red, swollen and raw. He had fleas and was very dirty when I saw him. There was dried bloody diarreha on him. The smell was like nothing I've smelled before. I rode with the windows open! I had to spray his room ofter, the first 2 days. That was easy to fix but the rest is coming along well too. He is very, very thin. He does not mind a bath or maybe he just felt so bad he didn't waste energy fussing about it. He is a true work in progress. This will take time and I will enjoy helping him. He has to be neutered and heart worm tested as well as being vaccinated. He is so sweet and appreciated everything I do for him. He is on several Rx meds so he will be OK in time. I HOPE. If he does not make it......I will have shown him human love and kindness and done all I could for him.
Rusty is an unusual colored BT. He is an absolutely beautiful dog. You can count his bones under his skin but likes to eat so he will gain weight in time. I was told that the dog who shared the kennel with him at the pound, was very food agressive and though the worker tried, Rusty did not get a lot to eat. He will get food now without fighting for it! I am so greatful to have a chance to help him. I am going to be very particular about who adopts him. He is so special to me. I will not fail him. I will be the bridge that takes him to happiness.
I just want to be loved.
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February 14th 2008 7:09 am
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I spoke with Rusty's Mom and things have taken a turn for the better. He and Beau now will lay down next to each other and a big break through....that eat next to each other without any fuss or trying to get each others food. That is such a big thing. His Mom is just such an awesome person and I know in my heart that if he had gone to anyone other then her and her husband, I would have him back in my house right now. They love him. Even when he was not being nice, they loved him anyway. My heart is so thrilled that God sent them to find Rusty. He needed them so much. His Mom said she is ready for the adoption to go through and I just can't stop the tears of joy. This is a special adoption for me and that, because Rusty is so special to me. I could not ask for a more perfect ending to a sad, sad story of neglect, abandonment and a broken spirit. Rusty's story gives me the desire to continue in rescue. It's the way it is supposed to end and so much more.
Good luck Rusty. Love your brother and never forget that your parents saved you. Show them every day that you are grateful for their love. I know you will!
February 12th 2008 6:45 am
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Rusty, Rusty, Rusty. As his Foster Mom my heart breaks for him. He is at Beau's house but he is not being a good house guest and as for being on trial, he is failing. He continues to "bully" Beau even though he is 1/2 Beau's size. He will not allow Beau to be near his Mom and Dad and damaged some carpeting in their home by scratching and pulling threads in it. I am surprised that these people are willing to continue to work with him.
I would love to know what is in his mind. Is he angry because he is has been taken from the home he thought was his or happy and loves his people there so much he doesn't want to share them? Is he confused and just acting out the confusion? I just don't know. The professional dog trainer will be there Fri. to work with him. I just wonder if he will make it there till Fri.
I just know that if he can get over his agression and frustration he will have the home all dogs should have. I also know they will have a loving and totaly devoted companion. It's obvious to anyone these people love him already, but they have to consider Beau and his happiness too. He is their baby and he has to be happy in his own home. I just don't know how much they are willing to take.
I miss him. He is so handsome and when he looks up at you he can melt your heart. He's like a bad little boy that you just love with your whole heart and keep praying he will get on track. When I taught PreK I had a number of little boys like that. I could see the struggle inside between wanting to be good yet just not being able to.
If this home doesn't work out for him I will keep him for a few weeks then look for a home with no other pets, a big yard and older kids who can take his rough play. I didn't rescue him for him to be unhappy and will work until he is. I just have high hopes this is the place he will spend the rest of his life. We shall see. No matter the outcome, he is a loved and will not be neglected, abused or abandoned. He is a lucky dog.
February 9th 2008 6:27 pm
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Mom and Dad brought me to Beau's house this afternoon. I played and ran and nipped at Beau. Mom said I was not being nice. I didn't mean to be a bad boy. Beau told me I have to be nice in Doggie langage. I said I understood him and then I did it all over again. Beau likes me to chase him. He's a nice dog. If I can learn to be nice I will be able to stay here with Beau and be his brother. I like his Mom and Dad. They are so nice to me. My new parents say they are going to get a dog trainer to come help me learn how to be good. That would be good. I want to stay here. I can feel there is a lot of love in this home and I want to be a part of it. I want my own family.
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