Rusty’s Walking Challenge

When we say Rusty is challenge to walk, most of our readers think of this.

After all, you never know what game Rusty will decide to play while out on a walk.

But yesterday was just one of those days when every branch just seemed to catch his leash.

Every leap over a fallen tree resulted in a tangle.

Every twist resulted in a snag.

Every game resulted in a foul.

Every zig was met with out zag.

This bench looks safe.

I am going to stay right here. Hope you all have a tangle-free Monday.

22 Comments

  1. Michelle on April 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Wow!! That is a challenging walk!

  2. FiveSibesMom on April 5, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Poor Rusty, how frustrating it is when the leash just does not cooperate! Relax on the bench! You deserve it!

  3. the clampets on April 5, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    Love it! Rusty you are good at slowing down the walk so you can check out more peemail and stuff.
    Good Job.
    Ernie,Sasah,Chica,Lucas

  4. RADINKA on April 5, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    aw and that’s why I love you!

  5. rottrover on April 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Oh Rusty! We’ve had those days! Hope the rest of the week is smoother!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  6. Ina in Alaska on April 5, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I thought Rusty was going to challenge us to do more walking. We love a challenge too!

  7. Lisa Rickards on April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    OH, how funny when you aren’t the one constantly fixing the leash! 🙂

  8. Huffle Mawson on April 4, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Sometimes it’s just not your day, is it Rusty?

  9. Sagira on April 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    LOL…wow that is a challenge. 🙂

  10. KB on April 4, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Ooops, one more thing. I’m wondering if you’re a basketball fan. If so, I know who the herd is rooting for tonight!

  11. KB on April 4, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    It’s not just your Rusty… I’m starting to think that he’s really the long lost cousin of R. When I go wildlife tracking, I put both dogs on leash. K is fine – she’s learned how to navigate the world without getting tangled. But, R is too excited about life to even start to learn how to avoid entanglement!

  12. Pup Fan on April 4, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Walking with Rusty looks like it’s never boring!

  13. The OP Pack on April 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Life would be pretty dull without a Rusty – everyone should have a Rusty in their pack:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  14. Kari on April 4, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Thats been Big Carl lately!

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

  15. Suka on April 4, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    I hate days like that Rusty, but I am impressed how you kept your cool and took it in such good stride. You are such a happy dog! And I think your idea of just chillin’ on the bench was a good one. A pup can only take so many annoyances. :->

    Suka

  16. The Army of Four on April 4, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    I have no idea why my mom is laughing so hard and looking at me … then looking at the pix of Rusty… then looking at me … then looking at R–well, you get the idea.
    Play bows,
    Zim

  17. Stella on April 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Thanks, Rusty! You know, of course, they are not all like this, but its perfect for a MONDAY!

    Kisses,
    Stella

  18. Khyra on April 4, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Normally Mom would think of Bob Dylan’s Tangled Up in Blue song –

    But in Rusty’s khase, it would have to be Tangled Up in Red!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

  19. Sam on April 4, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Monty has many days like that, except he mainly manages to twist the leash around himself!

    Sam

  20. houndstooth4 on April 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

    I guess we all have those days, Rusty! I hope your Monday is better, too. Ah, all that floof, just begging to be plucked!

  21. Eva on April 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Think what great stretching exercise the hu-dad got, bending over all those times to get the leash free… It’s just Rusty’s secret plot to keep his human flexible…

  22. Khumbu on April 4, 2011 at 4:18 am

    wooo dont you just hate those days, stops you in mid flow of having your fun. Hope you get a snag free week 🙂

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