Every year, we have followed the wonderful Mango Minster, but have finally decided to step out and enter. The Herd conferred and debated all of the options. Queen Natasha the Evil as a Bad Sport seemed incredibly obvious, but we decided to go with our most unique member – Rusty the Rooster.
And then we struggled with whether to go with Cracker Dog or Good Old Boy category? Yes, Rusty can be quite cracker at times, but, frankly, he is just a good spirit. See if you agree.
The first test by Mango Minster is whether your nickname is Bubba. When we first met the Rooster, his name was Rojo (Spanish for Red), but we changed it to Boris (Boris and Natasha – get it?). Somehow, the name just never stuck.
So we struggled for a few weeks for the perfect name and just kept referring to him as that rusty colored dog. Soon enough, Rusty just stuck. And isn’t Bubba just one of those names that comes from common reference and finally just sticks. Besides, to totally complete the Bubba feel, no good old boy can have a single name, so he became Rusty the Rooster because of his early morning singing sessions.
The next two tests cited by Mango Minster are whether your favorite activity is lounging and whether you have strategically placed beds. Hmmmm, let’s see . . .
Ok, so we have that comfort thing out of the way. Let’s just finally focus on that huge test – is Rusty easy going?
So there you have our case for Rusty as a Good Old Boy.