Good Old Dog Rusty

Rusty here.  As everyone knows, I like to march to my own drummer and do my own thing, so I really do not spend a lot of time focused on what others think.  So we were stunned to realize that we were in the lead – ever so slight – in the Reader’s Choice voting for Good Old Dog category in Mangominster – the “real” dogs alternative to that other Westminster thing.  As of the time of this posting, the separation between the first and second contestant was a mere eight votes, so we need everyone who has not already voted – GO VOTE NOW!

Now our competition is quite worthy and we would be honored to place beside such great competition, but we can’t help but ask you to go VOTE FOR RUSTY.  Just click on that link, select Rusty’s name, and vote.  The voting cuts off at noon eastern US standard time, so don’t delay.

You can see Rusty’s original entry here. but we thought we should share a few Rusty Good Old Dog pictures.


Hope I can see the show from here.
Fighting off these competitors can be so tough.

Why would anyone think this is not normal?

Any Good Old Dog knows how to operate this equipment.

Just hanging out with the Jeep

What’s cooking, hu-dad?

Serious Rusty

Woo - look over there.

Just a Good Old Dog



  1. Tish on February 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    They’re so beautiful, wow. I especially have a soft spot for Rusty and Holly. You think I can get them a special collar over at

  2. The Army of Four on February 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I think you just might be our mom’s favorite member of the Herd, Rusty.
    Tail wags,

  3. siku marie on February 10, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Congratulations on being the Reader’s Choice (including ours)!

  4. Stella on February 10, 2011 at 12:08 am

    As a Upper Midwest resident, we are proponents of the late Mayor Richard Daley’s philosophy to “Vote Early and Vote Often.” Since the Mango Minster would only let us vote once, we voted yesterday for Rusty!

    Good Luck Rusty, may the best Pup win! (Or the one with the most friends!)


  5. The Bumpass Hounds and Kitties on February 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hey Herd,
    We’re chewing on sour grapes. That was a GReat race today, Congratulations on winning the Reader’s Choice award. We’re still all a bit miffed/peeved this evening and it isn’t because of ya’ll. Right now we’d all qualify to win the Bad Sport category hands down, but we’ll get over it – eventually. We don’t mind losing out to Rusty in the Readers Choice voting but we really feel like we both got dis’ed, big time, in the judging. Now we don’t know Thor but we went to his blog and evidently he lives with Martha Stewart. Thor is a Damn Yankee from Pennsylvania, which we reckon is on the north side of the MD Line And Thor doesn’t even have a blog unless he’s distributing recipes for deviled eggs under an alias. As a matter of fact, we’re more miffed about Rusty’s situation than Jubal’s. Evidently Reader votes had absolutely nothing at all to do with the judging. Judge Thor’s 1st place winner garnered a respectable 31 votes, 6% of the total. The second place winner had only 6 readers votes; 1% of the total. The third place winner had a respectable 20 votes; 4% of the total. The two Honorable Mentions; one had 11 votes, 2% of the total and one had just 4 votes, 0% of the total -ZERO PERCENT. Ya’ll had a whooping 129 votes which is 27 PERCENT of the total, yet, surprisingly, you didn’t qualify in the judge’s decision for any of the 3 winning positions. DUH! We’ll we’ll be peeved in silence, ‘cept for this outburst, and hope that Patti-Whackit has a better judging situation in the Insane Cracker Dog category on Friday. Rusty, you sure look a lot like the late Ammy from the Ao4. You Sibes are a regal looking pack. Ya’ll don’t live too far away, just one state down; how’d ya like a couple of Landseers to bring your pack up to 8? We know where ya’ll can get ’em real cheap. Just joshing. Well, we gotta go take another cold shower to cool off even though it’s snowing right now.
    – TBH&K

  6. FiveSibesMom on February 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Congrats! Love Rusty’s pic for the contest, very regal! I’m only sorry I missed the contest voting. 🙁 I’m catching up on things tonight – so glad Rusty won – but Rusty is always a winner in our book! Husky hugs (times five) to Rusty!

  7. Honey the Great Dane on February 9, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    OOh – what fantastic pictures!! I’ve been over to MM already today but I’m heading over again now! 😛

    Honey the Great Dane

  8. KB on February 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    We voted for you too, even though you have some very worthy competition. But, Rusty is well…. Rusty. He has a special place in my heart.

  9. Maxx on February 9, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Great pics of a (needless to say) handsome husky!
    Anyway you could send some of that snow here..?


  10. Wild Dingo on February 9, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Juno and I voted for Roo-roo… <>

  11. Sagira on February 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    We voted for Rusty and just saw that you won. WHOO HOO!

  12. Roxanne @ Champion of My Heart on February 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I voted yesterday. I hope it wasn’t one of those vote every day things because I didn’t make it in time today.

  13. Huffle Mawson on February 9, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I don’t think you included enough links to his voting page! 🙂 I have voted for Rusty already, I promise.

  14. brooke & Darwin on February 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Tough competition! Good luck Rusty!

  15. The OP Pack on February 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    We are pretty sure congratulations are in order:) We know your hu-Dad likes to post all those silly pics of you, but you really are one handsome dude – just look at that last photo!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  16. Elyse and Riley on February 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    We voted for you yesterday! Wish we could vote again! Good luck!

    Elyse and Riley

  17. Sierra Rose on February 9, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Well Rusty! We didn’t even have to think about it…went right over to give you our paw 🙂
    Best of luck to you my friend!!

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  18. achieve1dream on February 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    You are so handsome!

  19. Anna the GSD on February 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I love your piktures!! Go Rusty! Go Rusty! Go, go, GO go Rusty!!!

  20. Mogley G. Retriever on February 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Rusty is currently in the lead. We are pulling for Rusty!

    Mogley G. Retriever

  21. HUSKYS RULE on February 9, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Go Rusty Go!!!!!!! We voted for you & called our other furry friends to vote also!!!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  22. jack & moo on February 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

    We trotted our paws on over & voted fur our favorite good Ole’ Boy Rusty the Rooster! good luck, dude!

    jack & moo

  23. Carolyn on February 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I am on a different computer this morning and was able to vote again. That is okay right? One vote for Me, and one vote from Shelby. Red heads gotta stick together, right?

    Plus, she thinks Rusty is handsome. And she likes weird boys. 🙂

    GO RUSTY GO!!!

  24. Houndstooth on February 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

    We voted for Rusty yesterday, so we’re no help, but we are definitely cheering him on! Goooooo Rusty! You’re an inspiration!

  25. Khyra on February 9, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Go Rusty Go


  26. Pepsi on February 9, 2011 at 3:41 am

    The voting has ended! Gyak!


    • D.K. Wall on February 9, 2011 at 6:19 am

      Nope, nope – still open. Bad sports is now open at the top, so you need to scroll down to the second category.

  27. Canidae Pet Blog Editor on February 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I voted for ya Rusty! Good luck!

  28. Holly & Khady on February 9, 2011 at 1:20 am

    We voted for you! You are now up by 10! Good luck!


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