Friday, June 22, 2012

Rusty, the Puppy

While trying to get my new social media icons uploaded to my blog, I had to find a place to "host" the images online.  The tutorial gave Photobucket as an example of where you could go to upload the images.  I tried to use my old login "kim369" along with the password I use for everything -- and it worked! I uncovered these old images of my parent's dog, Rusty, from when he was a puppy! Isn't he just the cutest? 

The summer between my Freshman and Sophomore years of college {2004}, I was on Summer break in Hilo, Hawaii at my Uncle's house {where my parent's lived at the time}. One day, my mom and dad were coming home from the gas station, they mentioned that they had a surprise for me. I thought, maybe they are bringing home some ice cream drumsticks or strawberry shortcake ice cream bars. Nope - their surprise for me was a puppy! They said there was a man who was giving out puppies from the back of his truck because he didn't have the money to get all their shots and take care of all the puppies! My parents picked out the tan colored one {hence the name Rusty} and the rest is history! We think he is part dachshund, chihuahua and maybe some kind of terrier.

Every time I visit my parents, Rusty always remembers me. Sometimes I "talk" to him on the phone when I talk to my parents.  He always gets really excited when they mention my name! He knows how much I love him. He is such a smart and special dog. Whenever I am about to leave and head to the airport {he sees me packing my suitcase}, he knows and he goes through his own little mourning time. Even though I haven't seen him since Oct 2010 -- he always will hold a special place in my heart. I love you, Rusty! 

Here are some more current pictures:
circa 2007
circa 2009
Cartoon of me and Rusty made by Jeneal
Do any dogs hold a special place in your heart?


  1. He's so cute!!!!! I think my dog is pretty awesome, except today he's just staring at me and I don't know what he wants! haha.

  2. i love the cartoom jeneal made! hahahah!