Serious – or Not

Kodiak and Cheoah are the most serious of walkers. Heads down. Focused. Steady gaits.

But we would never believe that all red heads can be serious.

Not when there is a Rusty the Rooster around.

We would love to tell you that we pose these pictures, but the reality is that Rusty is just Rusty.

Why be serious when you can be Rusty?

P.S. – Yes, for those serious fur pluckers out there. Rusty is the first to start blowing coat. How many of you tried to pluck the fur off of the side of his coat?


  1. Pup Fan on March 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The difference in their walking styles is so funny!

  2. Stella on March 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Singing to accompany Photo #2 Sunny Side of the Street

    Grab your coat and get your hat,
    leave your worries on the doorstep,
    just direct your feet,
    To Rusty’s side of the street! . .
    la, de da da da de de dah . .

    Jo and Stella

  3. Lexi and Jasper the Danes on March 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    O Rusty you prancer! :p

    We bet you get all the ladies with that walk πŸ™‚

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  4. Stella on March 17, 2011 at 12:44 am

    One can feel tired, or sad or bad, and get a look at Rusty prancing along and you can turn yourself about in a minute!

    What a sweet, funny, charmer!

    Stella’s Mom

  5. KB on March 16, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    A most excellent question. I’d rather be Rusty (or our R) than serious. Just sayin’…

  6. Lorenza on March 16, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Looking at happy Rusty always make my day!
    Kisses and hugs

  7. Maxx on March 16, 2011 at 9:21 pm



  8. norwood on March 16, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Ha Rooster Boy
    Rises to a different sun. Hee hee everything’s better with a crackah

  9. Huffle Mawson on March 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Someone’s gotta keep you entertained!

  10. Ryker on March 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    That Rusty is such a character!

  11. Sagira on March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Rusty is so silly. I love seeing these photos. πŸ™‚

  12. Ina in Alaska on March 16, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Strut your stuff Rusty!!

  13. NCMountainwoman on March 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Rusty, you always give me a laugh.

  14. Ice 'n Ayla on March 16, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Rusty is very much his “own (canine) person” all right. Definitely marches to the beat of his own “music” for sure, and it’s so neat to watch this in all your photos. Go, Rusty, go!

  15. Kari on March 16, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Oh man I would love to pluck those clumps out! Our dog growing up got those so I would pluck them before brushing him…


  16. The_Dogfather on March 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Coincidently, redheads have the most fun too! Go, Rooster!

  17. The OP Pack on March 16, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Rusty is so unique – and we wouldn’t have it any other way – we just love his strut!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  18. Stumpy and cyndi on March 16, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I know we all walk to the beat of a different drum. I’d sure like to hear the music in Rusty’s head!

    I’d for sure be plucking at Rusty!

    Stumpy and me

  19. Sage on March 16, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Kodiak and Cheoah are definitely on a mission. But there always has to be one that hangs back to make sure the treats are handed out properly. Rusty is doing a very good job of it!!

  20. Mack and Mia on March 16, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Rusty, I am with woo! Who wants to be all serious pants all the time!

    My momma tried to pull your fluffy. She does that to Mia too, no worries. She plucks with luuuuuuuv.

    Wags and Woofs,
    Mack and Mia

  21. Scout 'n Freyja on March 16, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Gorgeous! And, yes, I am a SERIOUS plucker! I’ll follow a dog around like Sherlock Holmes until I’m able to pluck the offending floofy tuft out of its once secure spot!☺

  22. The heartbeats on March 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Oh and Rusty looks like a lot of fun!


  23. The heartbeats on March 16, 2011 at 8:42 am

    OMD! Mamma says that is the only thing she dislikes about the sheppies- the blowing of the coat! AHHH! Tumbleweed furballs everywhere and she’s a plucker too!


  24. Kess & Her Mama on March 16, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Rusty is marching to a different beat. Go Rusty!

  25. HUSKYS RULE on March 16, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Time to be the momma monkey & start plucking!!!! We too have our serious (Nia) & not so serious (Kody) walkers πŸ™‚ When we do our evening walk Kody & I are always bringing up the rear because he has to stop & sniff everything or investigate every noise or just plain be nosey nelly (someone in their garage we must sit & watch … maybe he is the neighborhood patrol watch dog..??!!!) Nia never skips a beat she may mark something here & there if we run in to someone it is my head…Goodbye…there is walking to be done!!

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  26. houndstooth4 on March 16, 2011 at 8:21 am

    And that’s why we’re Rusty fans! He marches to the beat of his own drummer!

    I still think you could raise a lot of money auctioning off Rusty floof!

  27. priscilla on March 16, 2011 at 8:07 am

    My mom has been having nightmares with my coat blowing since a month ago. I’m brushed twice or thrice daily, I know, my mom is just crazy but it seems it helps a BIT though.
    Good luck, Rusty!
    ~ Eva

  28. Khyra on March 16, 2011 at 6:14 am

    My mom has been trying to plukhk the elk in the pikhs on KB’s Blog!


  29. Wild Dingo on March 16, 2011 at 3:48 am

    OH MY DAWG… HOW do you resist plucking? I can’t take it. I can’t look! it’s torture!

    does any of them mind you plucking them? juno hates it. which makes it even SWEETER for me! boooowahahahaha!

  30. rottrover on March 16, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Rusty, if woo visit my kissing booth, I’d love to have a dance after… I actually do quite a kangaroo impression around meal time!!



    I love your prancing paws πŸ™‚

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