Camping Zen of Rusty the Rooster

Walking through scenic spots while camping makes Rusty philosophical, so he wants to share some Philosophies of The Rooster.
Don’t follow the rules.
Don’t worry if others laugh at your style.
When something is fun, show joy.
Smile all of the time.
Follow your own path
Make the most mundane things a game.
When you see something you want, reach for it.
Rusty the Rooster Zen


  1. HokiePack on June 16, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    What a beauty and such personality! Don’t know why they leave us way too soon. ❀️?

  2. tammyj on June 16, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    OH MY. Thank you Hu Dad.
    perfection to me.
    have read every comment from all those years ago.
    the way I want to live.
    dogs already do. XOXO

  3. Ann Foose on June 16, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I, too, love these Way Back Wednesdays, meeting the dogs I never knew and enjoying again the ones that are gone.

  4. Juno's mom on June 16, 2021 at 10:24 am

    Rusty always brings up good memories.

  5. Debbie and Ruby on June 16, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Way back Wednesdays are so much fun with a redhead!!

  6. Jean B Burkhardt on June 16, 2021 at 6:59 am

    LOVE these way back Wednesdays Hu-Dad. Rusty kind of reminds me of the Little Prince Typhoon Phooey. He did his own thing and went his own way! I love seeing the past dogs of the Herd and reading all about them.

  7. Kimberly Parker on June 16, 2021 at 6:34 am

    I hope you are having fun with your fur siblings over the Rainbow Bridge, Rusty! Look for Juneau and Sitkaβ€”they loved to play. Miss seeing your beautiful and comic zen.

  8. The Luke on August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Rusty, My Brother of the Paw! [well, except for that storm fing…]

    Fank you for helpin my the Mom to understand and accept these sage words as the fine art of Zen! That’s the way to live! Never waste today, waitin on tomorrow!

    wif love from the Luke

  9. Ruby's Raiser on August 31, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Words for all of us to live by!

  10. Sage on August 30, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    You all have way too much fun! And keep having it.


  11. Pamela on August 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Well, Blaise Pascal used to be my favorite philosopher….

  12. siku marie on August 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Rules to live by! You know, my friend, if you wrote a book humans would make it a best seller…they are always looking for someone to tell them the obvious (why not you, eh Rusty?)

  13. Michelle on August 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Love those philosophies! πŸ™‚

  14. The Army of Four on August 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’m totally with you, Rusty!
    Play bows,

  15. Huffle Mawson on August 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Rusty the rooster is very wise.

  16. Clive on August 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Love all those rules Rusty!

  17. Sagira on August 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Now those are words of wisdom…

  18. gus, louie and callie on August 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Rusty you are definitely the comic relief. You and Callie would get along so well. All fun and everything is a game..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  19. Carol on August 30, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I should walk in Rusty’s paw steps! Cutie!

  20. Kelly & Crew on August 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I hope I’m not double posting but we’ve left a comment a couple of times and it’s not showing up…either that or we are more technologically challenged than we ever thought!

    Looks like everyone had a great weekend! And we love Rusty’s philosophies πŸ˜‰ If the pics are any indication, then his philosophies are working!
    Kelly & Crew

  21. Kelly & Crew on August 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Looks like it was a great weekend all around for everyone!! Love Rusty’s philosophies and the pics are fantastic!! πŸ˜‰
    Kelly & Crew

  22. Kelly & Crew on August 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Looks like your weekend was fantastic!! And if Rusty’s pics are any indication, we’d say a good time was had by all!! Love the philosophies! Great pups and peeps πŸ˜‰
    Kelly & Crew

  23. Jeanine on August 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I love the smiling picture!!! Nobody smile like a happy sibe!!!

  24. Amy / Layla the Malamute on August 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Very good rules to remember! They remind me of those inspirational books they sell in hospital gift shops with all the cute animal pictures.

  25. Elmo & Mouse on August 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Rusty the Zen!!! We love you…..You are so cute πŸ™‚

  26. Kari on August 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Those are very wise words indeed

  27. El'bow & Hauwii on August 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    thats a lot of furrrrrrrrrrrr
    love it

    El’bow & Hauwii

  28. Huskys Rule on August 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    We so agree with you Rusty!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  29. Khyra on August 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Kira The BeaWOOOOOtiful knows her stuff!

    Go Rusty Go!


  30. The OP Pack on August 30, 2010 at 11:13 am

    We should all be like Rusty and enjoy life to the fullest.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  31. Maxx on August 30, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Very inspiring words!
    That’s a beautiful scenery! Lucky woos, witnessing the beauty of nature!!


  32. KB on August 30, 2010 at 9:02 am

    I love Rusty! His philosophy is perfect and his smile is genuine!

  33. Houndstooth on August 30, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Very wise woofs to live by! Oh, I’ve missed pictures of the Rusty Head Butt! Thank you!

    Bunny would like to know if his philosphy extends to reaching for pizza bones.

  34. Kira The BeaWootiful on August 30, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Woooos Rusty! That is the most Magical Philosophy! we think that if more of us followed Rusty’s Rules fur living the world would be a wondrous place.

    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  35. the_dogfather on August 30, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Namaste. Very wise words, rusty!

  36. Teddy Bear on August 30, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Great rules to live by, Rusty.:)

  37. 24 Paws of Love on August 30, 2010 at 1:59 am

    Rusty all love your Rooster philosophy. We think everyone should drum to their own drummer and toot their own horn and all be a little Rusty.

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