Rise and Shine

A Rooster appears on the horizon.

Checking the rock out for possible games.

Hmmm, I have an idea.

Concentrating on climbing up.

Are you ready for it? Have the camera ready.

Take that K and R!

A tip of our hat to our friends K, R and KB over at Romping and Rolling in the Rockies.  Get better K.  We have our paws crossed for a full recovery.

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Yesterday, our friends over at Wandering Spirits Kennels lost not one, but two beautiful dogs.  We can only imagine the pain and grief and ask that you take a moment, go to this link, and read the beautiful tribute to both of them.


  1. FiveSibesMom on October 12, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Perfectly! Great smile, great shot!

  2. Lisa alias Sitka's Mom on October 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Rusty, you look beeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful!!!!

  3. siku marie on October 10, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Our sadness and consolation regarding the loss of your friends. We will stop over and leave words of comfort. We, too hope that K and R and family are all back on the trail together soon.

    Seems like the day was perfect across the nation for hiking and standing proud! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

  4. Maxx on October 10, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Firstly, we are very sorry to hear about your friends.
    Too many sadness these past month..
    Let’s keeps paws crossed for things to be more pawsitive!!

    That is one handsome rooster!


  5. Houndstooth on October 10, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Oh, Rusty, I applaud you! I love that proud expression on your face, too! You really have mastered the art of posing. I am completely impressed! My favorite was how you snuck up on the rock!

  6. NCMountainwoman on October 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Yeah Rusty! Definitely King of the Hill.

  7. gus, louie and callie on October 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    What great pictures.. You are king..
    We are sorry to hear about your friends loss.. That is so heart breaking…

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. sagira on October 10, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    King of the mountain!

    So sorry to hear about your friends who lost 2 pups.I can’t even imagine that. 🙁

  9. Kari on October 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    You can see the thought process on his face in all these pics!


  10. Jazzi on October 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I am glad that you liked the Mom video. My mom thought that it was so funny and I even hear some of those things said to me BOL

    Nice game with the rooster!! You look like you know just what you are doing there!!


  11. Stella on October 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Rusty laying on a ROCK? Was there no furniture nearby?

    Thanks, DK, for sharing the story of your friends at Wandering Spirits Kennel and their terrible loss of two dogs. The dogs are no longer suffering, that is the only good part of this.


  12. Emma Rose and the Duchess on October 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Excellent! Just like K & R!!!

    Emma Rose

  13. norwood on October 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Huh.. I love rooster boy! Cockadoodle doo! No better way to start the day.

  14. KB on October 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

    K and R applaud you Rusty the Rooster!!! Loved the series from lying down to the proud pose on the rock! And, you actually did two poses, one looking at the camera and the other in dignified profile!

    Going to visit Wandering Spirits. I cannot imagine the depths of what they’re going through.

  15. Khyra on October 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Rusty’s rokhks ROKHK!

    PeeEssWoo: I know K and R will be thrilled – and we pawed some khomments fur Sleet and Goldie on Saturday – we had our khandle lit fur them and fur Sam The Golden Retriever from Northern VA as well –

  16. tula on October 10, 2010 at 9:21 am

    rusty woo are too silly! woo’s like nordude- efurry things funballs:)

    so sad about sleet & goldie.. sob.

    scratchies to the t-herd,

  17. Jes on October 10, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Whooo, way to go! Lovely shots!

  18. The OP Pack on October 10, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Great work, Rusty. K, R, and KB will be thrilled to see this.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  19. Minnie and Mack on October 10, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Wow, you are a brave and fiesty one Rusty! Landscape and surroundins are beautiful!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  20. Ines on October 10, 2010 at 5:09 am

    found your blog via dog hop. your dogs are so beautiful :)! i especially love the front picture of your blog!

    xx from germany!

  21. Khumbu on October 10, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Wooo way to go Rusty I bet the view was good from up there.


  22. Holly and Khady on October 10, 2010 at 1:26 am

    I think K, R and KB would be very proud!! Great job Rusty!

    Holly and Khady

  23. Huffle Mawson on October 10, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Trust Rusty 🙂 By the way, WordPress told me this comment was too short. Pffft!

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