Rusty Clowning Around

Our friend Dannan commented that he did not know of a Siberian that gets cold. Well, Rusty would be the one.  He absolutely loves the snow, but hates the cold.  He will burrow under blankets and even is known to pull a blanket over him when he is sleeping.  And, best of all, on cold mornings, he tries to hide under blankets and convince us that he really does not have to go outside for anything.

But he is also the resident class clown.  He is always up to something and trying to keep us entertained.  Even his nickname, The Rooster, is about his desire to howl in the mornings (but not actually get out of bed).

So this video is pieced together from last weekend’s trip to the beach and is dedicated to our class clown, Rusty the Rooster:


By the way, we think Biloxi is Rusty’s long lost twin.  Check out the link and let us know what you think?


  1. Turbo the Sibe on August 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Rusty, you are one cool dog!

  2. Thor and Marco Polo on November 30, 2008 at 12:06 am


    Rusty is definitely a clown. Thor does like to stick his nose between his Mom’s legs too and try to knock her down from behind and Marco Polo gets that urge to dig too! Silly silly siberians! got to love them!

    Thor and Marco Polo

  3. Dannan & The Girl on November 29, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you for telling me (okay, evfurrybody) more about Rusty and the cold. He sounds a little like one of the Min Pins I live with… BOL!

    Rusty, you are absolutely fantastic! No wonder the Herd loves you so much! But I just have to ask… I thought that Sibes liked to *pull*, not *push*! That walk is so hilarious! I loved the clips from your walk, you are such a character!

    Brown dog kisses,

  4. Echo on November 29, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Rusty – I think you’re my brother of another color! Your personality is very much like mine. Isn’t it fun??!!

  5. The OP Pack on November 28, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    My Phantom does that behind the legs walk too – it is hilarious. And we love the digging scene – now what was in that sand anyway?

    Woos, the OP Pack

  6. Steve and Kat on November 28, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    The “behind the legs walk” had us howling in laughter!! Does your dad or mom ever trip?

    Steve and Kat

  7. Khyra on November 28, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Thanks fur sharing that!

    As a gal who has met Young Biloxi (aka Rhett) several times, I’ll agree! Biloxi is a furry lukhky fella – we all are but his story is even more special! Some furry nice folks brought him from Mississippi to Pawslyvania and now he’s got a GREAT furever home!


Leave a Comment

Read Another Story

← Back One Story ◊ OR ◊ Forward One Story →

This Week's Thundering Herd Special Features

Monday Musing

Weekly thoughts from our Hu-Dad with the latest updates on his writing projects, the books he's reading, and a gratuitous dog photo of us.

A Whiff of Wildlife

January 29, 2023

An hour before sunrise. Darkness cloaked my path. Fear bubbled up inside me. A whiff of wildlife alerted me to a heinous stalker in the woods.

Way Back Wednesday

Each week, we reach back into our vault of over 4,700 previous posts and share a favorite. We hope you enjoy this look back.

The Big Secret

July 21, 2014 |

You know Typhoon as the impish Little Prince, always into mischief. But he has been hiding something and, today, we reveal Typhoon’s big secret.

Visit Millerton, a fictional small town near Asheville NC, via D.K. Wall's novels. Ordinary people. Extraordinary events.