Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, March 26, 2016

More Than Milk and Bread - Saturday Critters

It's Saturday morning before Easter, I'm betting Peter Rabbit is busily, scurrying about hiding his last baskets of eggs!


This is the story of 
how one trip to the market changed
 so many lives, for the better.

In our family, dogs never go unnoticed.
Yes we meet and greet them all.
Such was the case two years ago on a dark and cold November

My youngest son, and his two boys were headed into the grocery store when out of the blue here comes this big dog running non-stop right over to them.
Of course my concerned son said, "What the heck!" and gave up shopping.
"Who owns this dog?"

After a bit of searching, my son located the owner (he lived across the busy street) with no fenced yard, and had a toddler with him.

Long story short, the man said he couldn't keep his dog, RUSTY in their yard, and he/Rusty often led his son across the road.
Really? The dog led the boy. Okay.

So naturally when the man asked if my son wanted Rusty, fifty-dollars later my son brought home the sweetest, loving, devoted and watchful dog, named Rusty and added him to the family. 

There was a bit of #@$%^& silly stuff from my daughter-in-law feeling she should have been asked first, but goodness this was a crises situation.

He who snoozes loses.

Rusty loves his new home. Once when the family accidentally left the front door open, the cats ran out but Rusty stayed right there on the front porch until they drove up and he quickly ran back inside and took his usual spot to greet them. 

"Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon 
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring
it was peace."
Milan Kundera

Now kitty-cats (this is one of Rusty's new pals) they are a whole other kind of personality!

Enjoy your weekend, have a Happy and Blessed Easter!
and take good care of you.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, Rusty is a good doggie. I am glad he has a safe and happy home with your son and his family. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend and happy Easter to you and your family.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm glad you rescued Rusty. I have no words for anyone who blames a dog for their child's wanderings, especially at that age. Good GRIEF! I feel like God has a special place in heaven for animal rescuers..I really do.
Have a blessed day and Happy Easter!

Jeanie said...

Rusty is really handsome and I'm so glad he finally has a good home and is with those who will look out for him and love him to pieces! And that last photo of the kitty and the bag? Adorable!

Cloudia said...

God bless your wonderful family!!!!!!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Congrats to Rusty for figuring where he belonged!

Such a happy ending to this story.

carol l mckenna said...

What a delightful post and beautiful dog and sweet looking kitty ~ Great photos!

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Christine said...

That is a special Easter story and I'm so glad Rusty is safe and good as gold!
Happy Easter!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Love and hugs to Rusty. Looks so much like our sweet Gracie. Miss her so much.

Happy Easter.

Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad that Rusty got a 'home' as opposed to a house.

TexWisGirl said...

rusty is marvelous!!! yay!!

Anonymous said...

I love Rusty. What a wonderful addition to your family.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

He's a beautiful dog! Love his story too.

kaykuala said...

Adorable and lucky too! Perhaps written in the stars!


RedPat said...

I love this post, Karen!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Rusty is a lucky dog Karen! You're not wrong about cats and dogs.. soooooo different :)

Debbie said...

good for rusty...good for everyone!! he is a beauty!!!

Rob From Amersfoort said...

What a great story, it's so commemorable to take this dog up into the family, and he will pay you all back with loyalty and love!