Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
By Grama Penny
Maiden Rock, Wisconsin, United States
Posted April 21, 2009
Rusty was a beautiful chocolate brown dog who was brought home by my policeman brother when I was about 15. He had been confiscated in some kind of a raid. My brother took a liking to him so instead of putting him in the pound he brought him home. Well it didn't take that dog long to decide whose dog he was. He was so much fun. He absolutely loved water play and swimming. In the summer he didn't need to be asked more than once to go swimming. He would get so excited and jump around like a puppy. He seemed to be a very smart dog and really understood what you said to him. He was so soft and silky to pet. In the evenings we would sit out on the back porch and my dad would play the mandolin and sometimes Mom would join in on the organ and Rusty would lay his head on my lap and we would sit until bed time.