Tuesday, July 5, 2011

My Ode to Rusty. A.K.A. You didn't know a good thing when you had it.

I am in deep mourning right now.

Some of you may know that I am the owner of two lab mixes. They run with me. They're great companions. They have little quirks that make them lovable and funny. However, one of them loves to run away. A lot. Animal Control brought him back to me three times in a 2 week period recently. He almost got hit by a car and we were lucky not to get fined that last time.

He also jumped off my roof. I'm not making this up. I left the windows in my bedroom open one day while we were at church and he pushed the screen out, got out onto the overhang above the garage and jumped off. I found him roaming the neighborhood, not a thing wrong with him other than the fact that he JUMPED OFF MY ROOF!!!


I gave him five years of my life trying to train him and teach him, but it just got to be too much. I gave him to the Humane Society today.

And, now I have a hole in my heart. :(


  1. Channel those feelings of loss. You did the right thing. Rusty was not adjusting well to the new move and he needs room to roam. He'll find a happy home with someone to let him roam and roam. Plus the fines can wrack up fast with a dog who is willing to jump off your roof for a little spree around the neighborhood.

  2. So sorry, Lene. But Donna's right. You did the right thing.

  3. I appreciate the sentiment, Girls. It's been a hard day, but I still think it was the right thing to do.

  4. Sorry to hear it Arlene. Rusty will find his happy place. :)