Thursday, February 14, 2008

Goodbye Rusty

This evening as we were hanging out in the driveway working on Ben's car, Rusty ran out in the road and was hit by a car. I don't think the driver saw him at all and cannot be blamed other than he was driving too fast, but it hurts more than I ever imagined it could. This isn't the first dog we have lost, but one of the hardest to lose. Rusty was a huge part of our family and always deserved the best.

For those of you who don't know, Joe rescued Rusty from a bird hunt club where he worked in Colorado. Rusty came to us a sad and pathetic dog. Even though I was aprehensive about getting another dog, he was so sad that I had to let him stay. Before us, he had many homes and had been abused. He was 7 when he came to live with us and he was 11 when he died. Rusty was a great dog and had many more years left, a sad end to his life, he deserved so much better.

So next time your in a hurry speeding through a residential area, slow down. It isn't just dogs that run out in the road.

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