Life as Rusty

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Rusty is home!

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!

 

Mom speaks of Rusty

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.

 

I'm having a sleep over with Beau!!!

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.

 

My friend Beau

February 6th 2008 11:41 am
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Yesterday Mom and Dad took me to visit Beau again. This time it was a good visit. Mom and Beau's Mom used some tricks Beau's Mom read about and it worked out for us. Beau and I are friends now. We had a little problem at first but then it went awesome. We ran and ran and played and played. Mom said Beau is going to be my brother unless something happens next weekend. I'm invited for a sleep over at Beau's house Sat. PM!!!!!!!!! Oh Boy, this is gona be fun. If it does go well, the papers will be signed Sun. and Beau and I will be brothers and best friends furever and I will have my own home.

 

Been here over a month now.

January 30th 2008 6:58 am
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My adoption fell through! It's a good thing though. Mom doesn';t want me to go far away from her. I don't mind so much. I'm OK here.

Last Fri. Mom took me to play with a big dog. His name is Beau. Man! He's a big guy. He's a Boxer and he is real handsome. I was not nice to him. I barked and nipped at him and Mom was real sad about that. Beau's Mom & Dad want to adopt me so they wanted to see if we could be friends. Well it was not a good visit. Mom says we are going to work on having us be friedns. Well it's me!!! I just was telling Beau that I may be smaller in size then he is but I am a BIG BOY. I just wanted him to know I am not scared of him. I REALLY WAS SCARED. I have this way of acting up when I am scared so it just happened. Ya know what? Beaus's parents like me anyway. They said they want to work on us being friends so they can adopt me. They said I am a beautiful boy and they just love me already. Wow! I am a lucky boy. I just have to learn to be nice to Beau. MOM can you help me with that? Please? I would be happy as Beau's brother, I know it.

 

Not Today!

January 19th 2008 10:50 am
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The weather here has been so ugly. Rain, cold and wind for the last 2 days and nights. There is snow in parts of the south that don't normaly get snow. My Mom has been loving on me all day. She got so excited I thought she was going to be sent to "time out" by Dad. My new people called and said they can't get here to pick me up this weekend. It's snowing at their house and the roads between here and there are real unsafe. Mom laughed and said "So I need to hold Rusty for another week?" She was so happy. I am too. I get to be with my Mom and Dad another week. This is a good thing.

 

I'm going on a home trial.

January 17th 2008 6:43 am
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I am all healthy now. I feel great. I had my vaccinations and I got neutered......yuk! Mom says I am ready for my furever home now. She said she has been talking to a man who wants to be my Dad. He is real nice and has a big yard and a Boxer girl for me to play with. Mom said she thinks he will be good to me and will teach me that a furever home is a good thing. The only thing is she will probably never see me agin. That makes her real sad. She gets all sad when she talks to me about my new home. She has done a lot for me. She helped me have the chance to live and be well and happy. I may not see her but I will not forget her just like she won't forget me. Until then I will just be happy and give Mom and Dad lots of kisses.

I had a fun afternoon with just me and Mom. She took me for a ride. We went to the pound to show everyone how I look now. They were so nice to me and were happy for me because I am getting my own home. Then Mom took me to her Vet's office to show me off there. She keeps telling me she loves me so very much and she is so proud to be with me. She says I am the most handsome guy she knows. She told me not to tell Buddy she said that cause he would feel bad. She gave me special treats of chicken and she hugged me and loved on me all afternoon. I think she is going to miss me. Poor mom. I hope she gets another Boston Terrier to rescue, real quick.

 

A new home...

January 12th 2008 3:27 pm
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Things have been real good for me. I feel good, my hair is grown back on my butt. I am strong and happy. I play with my friends here and I try to be good. I think I'm a good boy. I never potty inside the house. Mom is real impressed about that. GEE MOM! I'm a smart guy. I know better then to do that. I go out the doggie door when I need to potty. Mom lets me free now and Buddy and I are fine with each other. He's the boss and I told him that's OK with me. He said I can stay here if I remember that. No Problem Buddy. hehehe
I love Bella. She is so much fun to play with. That girl is ruff! She's strong too. Not as strong as me of course. I like Pepper too. Rose is too lazy to play. Heidi is always in her crate. I think something is wrong with her little leg. Poor baby.
Mom said she put me on the Petfinder site and someone wants to adopt me! Wow! That sounds good. They have a dog who needs a friend to play with and they have a big yard with a good fence. Mom told me all about it and I'm getting excited. She said I can come back here if it doesn't work out so I'm not worried about it. I have to wait till next week to meet the people though. Some kind of people thing.......work! What's work? I'm going to make the most of my last week here and give lots of kisses. Mom saved me from death. She took me even though I was real sick and nobody wanted me. I will never forget her for that. She's my real Mom, my Angel, now and furever. She told me that no matter what happens I will always be in her heart and she will NEVER forget me. AHhhhh Ma.

 

2008 New Year New Home?

January 1st 2008 5:33 pm
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Mom has been letting me out in the house. I have not pottied inside. Buddy and I had a couple of ..... disagreements..... just little ones. We don't like each other too much, but we are getting along better. I am scared of the pet door. Mom tried to get me to go out but she kind of had to push me out. hehehe Once I was out I was fine. I like it outside. I came in by myself! I think I can get the hang of that pet door in time. The hair on my rump is growning back fast now. Mom says I look so handsome. She always says that. She kisses me and says "Rusty, you are just the most handsome boy I have ever had the pleasure to know". She makes me blush. She said I have to be patient about having my own home. She said some people saw me at PetSamrt and liked me but she has to make sure they will be good to me before I can leave here. That's OK cause I don't mind staying here. I love my foster parents and my foster friends.

 

What's a trial?

December 30th 2007 4:57 pm
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I went to PetSmart with my mom and dad and Pepper and little tiny Mickey. A lot of people wanted to pet me and they said I am handsome. (I tried to be nice but it was so hard with all those people and dogs there. I think I was good. This one nice lady came by and just fell in love with me. She had adopted a Boxer from Mom a few months ago. She said her Boxer needed a play mate and a friend. She asked to take me on a home trial and my mom was so excited she cried. She said the lady is very nice and she is an awesome pet parent. Mom wanted me to have a special home and she thinks this is it! She was very happy to let me go with the lady. Now if I can get along well with her dog at home then I will have a wonderful furever home. SO I am on trial! Wish me luck.

 
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