Rusty Jingle Bells

Our pal Norwood surprised us with a very special gift for this Saturday’s Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation Downtown Dog Walk – a bear bell just like the Nordude wears! ย He asked that Rusty wear the bell, so that is what is happening. ย And since Twink suggested we should be practicing our walking rather than Siberian Husky Calisthenics, so we went out for a walk, too. ย The combined result is in this video:

P.S. – Khyra, I believe this counts as a Walking Wednesday video, too, though we recognize that this is really Whitney’s Whicked Whednesday.


Bear-Bear – Photo from The Baltimore Sun

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Bear-Bear. ย In case you do not know the story, here is the article from The Baltimore Sun as of Tuesday evening.


  1. Kari on August 25, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    That was so nice of norwood!

    Don’t forget, we moved to

  2. siku marie on August 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Rusty will be perfect leading Sarge’s Parade with the bells announcing the Herd’s approach! It will build antici…………………..pation!

  3. tula on August 5, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Where is he? i can hear him!!! oh wait, not woo too Rusty! oh no. NORWEEEEEED!!!!


  4. Steve and Kat on August 4, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I almost looked around for Santa! It sounded just like reindeer.


    PS. The Bear-Bear story makes us sick.

  5. Huffle Mawson on August 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    That bell could get awfully annoying after a while ๐Ÿ™‚ Go Rusty!

  6. sychoberians on August 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Very, very cool, Rusty is walking proud. Is Christmas almost here, we think our coat thickened up a little.

    We are totally disgusted by the Bear-Bear story and hope the monster gets what is coming to him.

    Remy and Flash

  7. Homer on August 4, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hu-Dad, how on earth did you manage to train 6 huskies walking nicely in a straight line without dragging you everywhere? Can you please share your secret with me?

    I hope the authorities will find justice for Bear Bear. This is so tragic and I hope that idoit officer gets his punishment. He should be banned from carrying a gun. He’s a nutter!


    The Missus

    PS: We want to get the bells too!

  8. The OP Pack on August 4, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Christmas bells – just what we needed to help us feel cooler. Great addition to the pack’s jingles. And the added feature of helping you know which one is Rusty, just in case you ever forget:)

    So sad to hear that story of Bear Bear. We hope justice is served to the shooter.

    Woos ~ The OP Pack

  9. Pup Fan on August 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Great video! Bella’s tags jingle when she walks, but the bell is much cooler!

  10. The Army of Four on August 4, 2010 at 11:43 am

    “Jingle bells, jingle bells… jingle all the wayyyyyy…”
    All we need now is some snow! Oh… snow. Sigh. Wouldn’t that be great?!?!
    Hey, Rusty! You could get a job with those Salvation Army bell-ringer guys!
    Play bows,

  11. KB on August 4, 2010 at 8:55 am

    Our dogs wear bear bells too! I’m so happy for the herd that they’ll jingle as they walk!!!!! I’m also glad to hear that you’ve been practicing your walking so you don’t embarrass all your sponsors ๐Ÿ™‚

    Our bear bells have worked beautifully in warning off bears before our dogs arrive. When K was a 8 month old teenager, she chased a bear out of the woods and straight at us. Obviously, we’re all still here to talk about it so it was OK. It’s never happened again, likely partly due to her bell.

    I didn’t post it so as NOT to humiliate a neighbor but I caught wildlife video of her dog chasing a bear. She’s getting a bell for her dog and is staying away from the berry patch until later this fall. It feels good that my wildlife cams can actually help the bears a little.

  12. Shawnee the Shepherd on August 4, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Nice synchronized walkies you has going there!

  13. norwood on August 4, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Roo Roo YaROoooster!Jingle Bell Boy! With you wearing the bell it sounds like snow and christmas are right around the corner… well and a bud. Ha ha. Yipee I’m so excited! And nice synchronized walking so we can get a full shot of the entire herd. I just hope no one is jealous that Rooster boy gets to wear the bell.

    Oh that story about Bear Bear is awful. What a MF-ing Moron. That cop should at least loose his job or perhaps get charged with a crime? Band of brothers working here. So incredibly sad.

    Oh for your readers- I purchased the bear bell from it’s $3.50.. very reasonable if anyone else cares to warn prey in advance or just jingle.

  14. Houndstooth on August 4, 2010 at 8:14 am

    Every time I hear Norwood’s bell, I just love it! Rusty wears it so well! Now Bunny’s going to pester me to ask Norwood where he got it, I just know it. Perhaps between the Siberian muscle and the Greyhound speed the dogs can put Santa’s reindeer out of work!

  15. [email protected] on August 4, 2010 at 6:06 am

    I think the blogging community is reeling from the news of Bear-bear. Just how safe are our dogs?

    P.S. – the video is very tinkly and cheerful!


  16. Molly on August 4, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Oh my paws that is just the most sooper video I has to gets me one of those bells to put on my Momma so I knows where she is all the time.
    My Mom and me read about poor bear-bear after visiting Khyra and Moms posted about it on her FB page it’s soooo wrong and the man should have been punished


  17. Wild Dingo on August 4, 2010 at 4:32 am

    i’m with LWD…suddenly i want a bud.

    is rusty a Siberian ShepHERD?

  18. Khumbu on August 4, 2010 at 4:22 am

    Great jingles Rusty. Love the 6 in a line, well done the herd.

    How on earth did that policeman not get into trouble for shooting an innocent dog, what was he doing walking to the dog park with a gun?? What a horrible man, wonder how gun happy he is when he is on duty??!! Sadly the police always stick together. The whole incident is very upsetting, what a waste of a beautiful dog. It makes me sick, the poor family.

    Khumbu & Khumbus mum x

  19. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on August 4, 2010 at 3:58 am

    YOu guys look so smart all walking in a jingling line! ๐Ÿ™‚ You guys must be pretty well behaved, I bet you all could take your human on the ride of his life if you wanted too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  20. Khyra on August 4, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Keep on hopping!

    PeeEssWoo: Mom says thanks fur sharing Bear-Bear’s story here – the nice Mary Lady from Charlotte khalled Mom to talk about it too – we told her you had shared it with HS – she’s got some khontakhts of her own – she’ll be letting them know about it too

  21. Priscilla on August 4, 2010 at 1:19 am

    Bear Bear’s story is tragic! What did that poor dog do to deserve that?

    Oh and I do love all your dogs walking together in a straight line!!

  22. Holly and Khady on August 4, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Oh man!! You guys are really making me wish for winter now!!


  23. Life With Dogs on August 4, 2010 at 1:06 am

    Why am I suddenly craving a Budweiser?

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