Construction Rusty

Remember Rusty's help with the tractor during our water problems last summer?

Yes, he enjoys the big machinery.

So guess what he spotted this weekend.

After a winter of snow plows, our road is regraded each spring.

And Rusty is thinking this tractor is bigger than the last one.

Here is his serious pose.

And, of course, his big grin.

What a perfect time to think Mango for the fabulous Mangominster.  Rusty received his Reader’s Choice “Good Old Dog” certificate and is so proud of it.  We are especially grateful to “Carol Down Under” in Honor of Kara for our prize – a donation in our honor to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation.  We can think of no better prize than the knowledge that another animal (or two) was helped by this generousity.  Thank you Carol for being such a terrific sponsor of Mangominster!


  1. The Army of Four on March 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    How cool! Rusty, you look like you could fire that thing up and GO!
    Play bows,

  2. FiveSibesMom on March 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Rusty, you are one fine Project Manager! Congrats on your award certificate too!

  3. NCMountainwoman on March 23, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Dear Rusty, Please don’t tell the others (especially the Queen) but I’ve always liked you best. Congratulations!!!

  4. rottrover on March 23, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Rusty — a real working dog!!

  5. HUSKYS RULE on March 23, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    We so love your toys Rusty!!! Your certificate looks great!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  6. Khyra on March 23, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Mom says too bad she doesn’t still work at the place with the khwarry and such –

    There were some BIG BIG BIG haulers there – payloaders and eukhlids and dumptrukhks oh my!

    Khongrats again on your pawesome win!


  7. siku marie on March 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Come on, Rusty! Hop up into the driver’s seat and show them you don’t need opposable thumbs to drive these babies! You are a natural!

  8. Sychoberians on March 23, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Are you going to join the union Rusty?

    Remy and Flash

  9. Stella on March 23, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I like big equipments too, Rusty, especially when it is working and making noise. I like to stop and watch it even though my Mom likes to keep moving. I hope someone takes you for a ride in it someday, and me too!


  10. Kari on March 23, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I don’t think i would trust him to opperate heavy machinery!


  11. Cherie on March 23, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Has Rusty applied for a job with the Road Dept. yet?
    What a cutie!

  12. The OP Pack on March 23, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Rusty, you are a Champion in so many ways – you really need to get in the driver’s seat up there:)

    Love the smile.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  13. Pup Fan on March 23, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I have a mental picture of Rusty driving that thing around. hehe. 🙂

  14. Mimi & Cabana on March 23, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Rusty’s name fits right in with his love of trucks!

  15. Life With Dogs on March 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Let me ask you – do you live for the day that the grader comes out like we do? 🙂

  16. Sage on March 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I seriously doubt you could find a better helper than Rusty. Especially one that’s always smiling–gets the job done faster and down the road you go!!

  17. jack & moo on March 23, 2011 at 9:44 am

    You know those good ole’ boys & their trucks….the bigger, the better!

    jack & moo
    PS – nice certificate! Congrats, dude!

  18. Anna the GSD on March 23, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Rusty makes a great foreman!! But where’s his hardhat? 🙂

  19. kashathedaintydane on March 23, 2011 at 9:20 am

    How exciting you guys and gals get to play on the big machinery…we don’t ever see stuff like that by our house if I did I’d probably bark and run away from it. Congrats on your award!

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  20. houndstooth4 on March 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Working Dogs and Dirty Jobs have nothing on you Rusty! The only thing that surprises me about this picture is that you aren’t sitting in the driver’s seat. It seems the natural place for you!

    lol You bet we came to visit you! I have a feeling you aren’t the only ones in The Nut House! 😉

  21. Pepsi on March 23, 2011 at 3:00 am

    Holy Dang, do you have the license to operate that huge machine, Rusty?

    I love the certs too! Mango sure did a great job, right?


  22. priscilla on March 23, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Cool, Rusty! You’re the right man to supervise this huge truck!
    The certificate is gorgeous and you look so regal in the picture.

  23. Mike and Princess on March 23, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Did he pee on it and make it his??!!

  24. Holly & Khady on March 23, 2011 at 1:49 am

    I’m thinking Rusty’s dreams just grew ten fold!


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