Rusty’s Latest Equipment Find

Rusty is notorious for his love of heavy equipment.  If you need a refresher, check out his hauler here, his grader here, and his shovel here.  But, unless you are certain ridiculously lucky dogs like these, you are currently missing that most important Siberian element – SNOW.  Rusty has found the perfect solution – a piece of machinery that also produces snow – courtesy of our neighbors – Cataloochee Ski Resort.  We are sure they will not miss a couple of these.


Woooo - I have seen these at work all winter long.

They produce lots and lots of that white, fluffy stuff we love so much.

And our neighbor has lots and lots of these - they would never miss a few, would they?

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Post 999.  WOW!  Just today and tomorrow left in the 1000th post contest.  We will announce a lucky animal charity winner Saturday and mail a $50 check in the name of a reader.  All you have to do is post a comment with the name of your favorite charity – and your charity is entered in the contest.  Full rules are posted here.  The nominations as of last night around 10 pm.

Joplin Humane Society – 26 Nominations

Texas Husky Rescue – 21

Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston – 16

Taysia Blue Siberian Husky Rescue in Nebraska – 11

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue – 10

Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation – 9

MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue and Referral Services – 8

Quad Cities Greyhound Adoption – 8

BAD RAP – Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls – 7

Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida – 6

Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary – 5

Australian Animal Protection Society – 5

Charleston Animal Society – 4

Oregon Greyhound Adoption – 4

Adopt-A-Husky – 3

Arizona Golden Retriever Connection – 3

Louisville Weimaraner Rescue – 3

Husky Camp Siberian Rescue – 2

Paws and Stripes – 2

Southern Siberian Rescue – 2

SPCA of York County (PA) – 2

Asians for Humans, Animal, and Nature – 1

Bay Area Siberian Husky – 1

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue – 1

Buddy Foundation – 1

Carolina Basset Hound Rescue – 1

Dawson Creek British Columbia Society for the Prevention for the Cruelty of Animals – 1

Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals – 1

Freedom Rescue – 1

Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue – 1

Husky House – 1

MUSH Rescue – Siberian Rescue of Atlanta – 1

Red Door Animal Shelter – 1

Second Chance Animal Shelter of Killeen, Texas – 1

Therapy Dogs International – 1

Winnipeg Human Society – 1

Remember – One submission per person per day – but nothing wrong with letting your friends know so they can come by and drop us a comment.  We love learning about all of the terrific people out there helping our animal friends every day.


  1. Amy@GoPetFriendly on June 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Rusty looks so pleased with his discovery! =) I’m sure a couple of those snow makers will not be missed. You guys could really have fun this winter!

  2. jack & moo on June 3, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Woops, we furgot: We’re nominating Harnessed to Hope to help all the GimpyDogs. That will please the Queen. (Not Queen Natasha, the other Queen, Meeshka…although Q.N. might be pleased by this too.)

  3. jack & moo on June 3, 2011 at 12:22 am

    wooos, Rusty, those are truly pawsome!!!! Nope, don’t think they’ll miss a couple. They’re done for the season- they won’t even be lookin’ for them till next winter! “Christmas in July” pawty at your place???

    jack & moo

  4. The Bleu on June 2, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Way to go Rusty! Nice find! I’d like to have a few of those for my backyard… just to drop the temperature to 88 or so. [It’s predicted to be 101 here today… gasp!]

    with love from the Bleu

    Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston

  5. siku marie on June 2, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Sibe, Snow Wizard, Heavy Machinery Operator…kind of Rusty’s dream job description!

    A vote for Sarge’s. We cannot believe 1000 is TOMORROW! Readying the drum roll….

  6. Holly & Khady on June 1, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    I think you would be find “borrowing” a couple of those for the summer and then returning them in the fall. They’ll never notice!

    Adding our nomination again for Taysia Blue!

    Holly & Khady

  7. NCMountainwoman on June 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Rusty really thinks he could run all that equipment, doesn’t he? Such an investigator.

  8. hisqueen on June 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Rusty needs a tool belt to hang around all that equipment..
    Joplin Humane Society.
    Thank you

  9. Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara on June 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    And with a team to pull one of those like The Herd, it wouldn’t take much to get one home:)

    Go Joplin, go!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. Elyse and Riley on June 1, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Rusty, we don’t think they’ll miss one or two (or three or four) of those! Go for it! Now you just have to hook it up to a sled and pull it home. Good luck! Maybe you can get some of the rest of The Herd to help out!!

  11. HUSKYS RULE on June 1, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Ooopps …. we forgot to toss our vote in for Charleston Animal Society.

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  12. HUSKYS RULE on June 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Awesome!!! We’ve never seen one of those things before!! The red team can haul one & the black & white team another one. Then you can have a snow party in the middle of summer & invite all you furry friends to come & play in the summer snow!!!!

    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  13. Huffle Mawson on June 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oh Rusty.

    Australian Animal Protection Society!

  14. Kari on June 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Those are awesome!



  15. Life With Dogs on June 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I shudder at the thought of your next electricity bill. 😉

  16. Sagira on June 1, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Rusty is so funny. That would be so cool to be able to make your own snow in the middle of summer. 🙂

    Okay…I’m confused. Are we supposed to mention our rescue once a day or just once general? If once a day, I am mentioning Louisville Weimaraner Rescue again. 🙂

    Can’t wait for post 1,000

    • D.K. Wall on June 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      Yes – one post per day per commenter – and you can mention the same or a different animal charity with each post.

  17. Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo & Molly on June 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Rusty has some might cool (hahaha pun intended) equipment there? How long does the snow stay??

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  18. Sheila & Bob on June 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    One more vote for Golden Retriever Rescue of Houston, and please hold off the snow for a little bit…lol

    Hamish & Sophie

  19. Donna Shuford on June 1, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Rusty seems like our kind of dog! We love reading about the pack,we live in Arden about 45 min from you and we enjoy your Blog so much. We two are all about adopting from rescues- We have three. Keep up the good posts and we will check in from time to time.

    We vote for Joplin Animal

  20. Katie M. on June 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Big Fluffy Dog Rescue again, please!

  21. Stella on June 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Rusty is going to be a popular guy with all of the snow makers handy.

    I have to admit to loving big eqipment too, I could watch that stuff go all day long.!

    Lets have one more vote for the Joplin Humane Soc.

    Stella, Jo and Zkhat

  22. Fiona on June 1, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Um.. Rusty? Those generally work well when it is COLD. They also require a TON of water. Oh, and they’re kinda heavy. But you’ve got a pack of friends (hah!) so I’m sure you could haul away one. Tell the resort you’ll store it for them, and then conveniently “lose” it. They’ve got insurance…. Besides, they probably won’t miss a $100,000 piece of equipment… 🙂

    Good luck and let us know how your plan goes!

    BTW, we’re adding another vote for Paws and Stripes!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  23. Terri Jacobson on June 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Now those would be some cooling fans. Those oughtta cool the huskies down.

    Don’t forget the Oregon Greyhound Adoption. :o)))

  24. The Army of Four on June 1, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Hey, Rusty! I think those snow machines are awesome! Were you able to drag any of them home with you? I’ll bet they wouldn’t miss them! Not for a while, anyway!
    Check out the equipment Dave and I found! Ha rooooo!
    Play bows,

  25. Mogley G. Retriever on June 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    The snow machines are still running in the high Rockies, at least they were until Saturday. Well, not the machines, but Mother Nature was still sending the snow during a rain in the low lands. No machines needed. A little cold spell delivered new snow. Now we have 80+ degree temps forcast for the next week. Over 120 inches of the white stuff is still up there, so watch out below, here comes the water.

    We have to nominate Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies (GRRR), our Alma mater.

    Mogley G. Retriever

  26. Rocco on June 1, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I don’t think they would miss one right? You could have snow all year long if you snagged that!

    Gotta throw in my vote for Taysia Blue SHR for today! One more day and it is the 1000th post!

  27. Niko and daniel on June 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Great find! Now if you can find a kibble maker you could snow yourself in at chez herd and be set for life! Well, the hu-dad would have to adapt his food tastes a little 🙂

    Also, another nom for Texas husky rescue.

    Niko and wolfy

  28. houndstooth on June 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Rusty, if I win the lottery, I will buy one of those for you! It was made for you! I think you definitely need to take one of those back to your favorite tree and make the magic happen!

    Of course we’re voting for Quad Cities again!

  29. huskymom on June 1, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Rusty, the red team could easily haul one of those cool red machines home. Do it now! And add one more nomination for Tails of the Tundra Sibe Rescue.

    –Rubi, Holly and Sprite (too hot for us–need snow!)

  30. Khyra on June 1, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I’m not sure Rusty is prepared fur the elekhtrikh bill 😉

    As fur today’s pawing…

    How about that Sarge group in honour of The TH members!


  31. Wild Dingo on June 1, 2011 at 5:03 am

    oh bummin’….i won’t be around for your 1000th post. boo. hopefully i can check by iphone… but maybe too busy….

    cheers herd! and Rusty: step away from the snow maker

  32. Suka on June 1, 2011 at 2:25 am

    hey Rudy,

    Take it! Take it! Take it! If you don’t, it will be one of those things you regret for the rest of your life. Just make sure you leave no evidence, and blame the kitties in the neighborhood if anyone asks. Because we all know cats are always the culprets! ;->

    And while you are at it, grab a couple for me. Thanks!


    p.s. My vote is for the Joplin Humane Society.

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