We are so excited to have a new member in our family! I mentioned in my last newsletter that the adoption for Rusty went through and yesterday we picked him up.
Since Mickey doesn’t care for car rides, we left him home, and that way I was able to hold Rusty on my lap on the ride back. He was so good! When we got home we brought Mickey outside to meet him for the first time. I knew they would get along, of course, we’ll have to give Mickey some extra hugs at first.
Picking up Rusty
It was raining when we met Jo to pick up Rusty so we didn’t really get to visit or take photos. Rusty took to us right away which was wonderful and Jo’s daughter sent me this photo. We are standing in the rain LOL.
When we got home, Rusty was ready for a drink of water and some food. He wasn’t shy at all about eating. After eating I opened the door to the backyard and Mickey went outside with Rusty following him. That was so neat! Rusty stayed by him for a bit and then went exploring and watered our trees a little.
I have discovered that anytime Rusty goes out to the bathroom he expects a treat when he comes in. I think Mickey is going to enjoy this too!
Rusty does love it when someone holds him, after a 3-hour car ride he was exhausted.
He is really fitting in and seems very comfortable with us, after only one day it feels like he has been here for a long time. He is slowly exploring the house but prefers to stay in the living room/kitchen area. He slept on our bed last night and snores!
All little history on Rusty
Rusty is a red toy Australian Shepherd. It turns out that he is 7 years old and lived on an Amish farm outside all of his life. Originally it was thought he was 2 or maybe 5 years old. I remember when we rescued Sadie and it was thought that she was 5 years old and it turned out she was closer to 10. I’m not sure what the circumstances were surrounding him being surrendered. He had what is known as Cherry Eyes and had surgery on them. So far it looks like the surgery went well.
Jo fostered him and shares lots of photos and information about him on her blog. She included a list of things she has learned about Rusty. Heart Animal Rescue is who Jo works with and they are always in need of donations. Here is a link to their website, Heart Animal Rescue where you can find more information.
Things to know about Rusty
- Will do anything to escape a kennel – (we have never used one)
- Has a torn left ear
- Loves to be brushed
- Lap dog
- Mild Mannered
- Very little barking
- Loves his blue blanket
- Prefers to poop/pee in private (thank goodness we have a fenced-in yard)
- Likes baths
- Loves kids
- Likes walks
- Doesn’t like cats
I had to include this photo of Mickey, I think he is wondering why a new dog is living with him! He has one bad habit that I’m afraid he will pass on to Rusty. When it is time to eat Mickey starts barking, this started about a year ago and it drives me crazy but I’ve gotten used to it. Well, this morning at breakfast he was doing the barking thing and little Rusty started making little whimpers……I have a feeling he’ll also be barking before too long!
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