Just Out of Reach

Hey, gang!  Rusty the Rooster here.  Last week, my evil sister Natasha was showing how she can stretch to reach a tomato that was sitting on the floorboard of the Jeep.  A tomato.  Sheesh.  Why not reach for something important?

I mean, last Saturday, our humans stopped at one of their favorite restaurants for lunch – The Apple Crate Cafe.  The food is really good, but we also like that they have outdoor seating for the humans which can be close to where we park the Jeep.  But while they are sitting there eating their food, it can get a little boring.  So you have to entertain yourself, right?  And I am, after all, the master of entertainment.  So I saw something that caught my eye and reached for it.




I do agree with my sister on one thing.  These seat belts are a real pain in the Qannik, if you know what I mean.

By the way, some of you have been talking about the Balloon Incident (or you can just go straight to the YouTube video here).  Well, that incident was not just captured by our amateur videographer, it was also captured by an actual professional photographer.  Yes, my proud moment was caught and the photographer emailed the picture to us.  What an impressive sight, huh?


Rusty the Rooster

Defender of The Herd


  1. Mochi on September 9, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Stretch a little more! You’re almost there!

    How cool that the professional photographer caught you with your balloons! 🙂 That’s a great picture!


  2. Brownie on September 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Rusty, you are tuly something else! I love your baloon skills… you could be a professional poxer and even outdo Mike Tyson with bitey-face (eerrrr. ears)!

  3. Stella on September 4, 2009 at 4:21 am

    You are way more fun than a picnic or almost anything else that is fun, Rusty the Rooster. Keep it up!


  4. Wild Dingo on September 4, 2009 at 1:03 am

    the photo is priceless! i love it Rusty! you look so happy. you all found a perfect home. sigh.

  5. Steve & Kat on September 3, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Wow, Rusty, now that you’ve been professionally photographed, you’ll probably be famous beyond belief!


  6. Storm Glory on September 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Pain in the Qannik! LOL! Not nice at all. 🙂

  7. Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ on September 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    great try escaping the jeep – you look kinda stuck now

    and we do enjoy the balloon incident

    Woodrow – Sweetie – MJ

  8. the Army of Four on September 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    What was in there, Rusty!?! I thought that container was Huffle’s parsley pot at first! HA roo roo roo!
    Not surprised the professional puparazzi were following you around – and got you fighting that evil balloon!
    Play bows,

  9. Scout and Freyja on September 3, 2009 at 11:58 am

    You look absolutely lovely with your balloons! We hope that your momma is going to get it printed and framed because you look just like one of those movie star dogs☺

  10. Princess Eva on September 3, 2009 at 10:33 am

    It looks like you’re DANCING with the ballons.

    Brice the Graceful

  11. Denns the Vizsla on September 3, 2009 at 10:09 am

    Sooooo close, yet sooooo far away ….

  12. KB on September 3, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Awesome balloon photo! That Rusty… can he come live with me?

    One of my favorite things about doggy seatbelts is that the dogs can’t get out of our 4runner when the doors are open. Except if they happen to step on the release button for the seatbelt… which has happened a couple of times – but never with the doors open, thank goodness.

  13. Elizabeth & Luna on September 3, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Love the balloon wrangling skills!!!

  14. Khyra on September 3, 2009 at 9:06 am

    We khould make such a great balloon wrangling team! I khould talk ’em in and woo khould paw ’em!

    Maybe we khould even get the balloons to jump through hoops the next time!


  15. Kira on September 3, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Wooos Rusty, we still LOVE that shot of you and the balloons, I hate seat belts too, so retraining….
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  16. The OP Pack on September 3, 2009 at 7:21 am

    What is THAT, Rusty?

    We hope we will see your balloon pic is some entertainment magazine soon.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  17. Huffle Mawson on September 3, 2009 at 3:40 am

    Whoa. I am in awe of your balloon wrangling skills.

    Huffle Mawson

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