Water Bottle Pick-Up – Again

Rusty and his water bottle

From Rusty, we were rarely surprised with his antics – like the day he picked up a water bottle on our walk.

As any of our long-time readers know, we lost a dear and special dog, Rusty, just a few months ago. The time that has passed allows us to smile at the thoughts of his many, many antics, like the day he picked up a plastic water bottle and carried it on our walk.

You also know that Rusty leaving The Herd is why we had room to adopt Typhoon. ย And you know that we believe firmly that those members of The Herd Past guide us to adopt the ones we are supposed to adopt. ย After all, Nikita made sure we adopted Rusty before she passed, so why shouldn’t Rusty have guided us to Typhoon as Rusty passed?

Want some proof? ย  Guess what Typhoon did on yesterday’s walk.

Plastic water bottle

Woo! Look what I found!


Why did I pick it up? I don’t know. The idea just popped into my head.

Back to campsite

And, yes, I plan to carry it all the way back to the campsite.


I am doing a strut with it, too. Does this look familiar (well, if hu-dad could actually frame a picture)?


Really cool seeing all of the smiles from the humans on this one.


  1. [email protected] on April 25, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Catching up on my reader and this one brought a big smile. Rusty lives on … <3

  2. Pup Fan on April 14, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Aw, that is too sweet! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Teddy Westlife on April 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    That is so cool. Looking up at Rusty and smiling!

  4. houndstooth on April 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    *big smiles* It’s not the first time Typhoon has reminded me of Rusty, but this is definitely one of my favorite times!

  5. Ice 'n Ayla on April 10, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Ayla sez: You can bet our hu-Mom is sitting here, tears running down her face, and grinning from ear-to-ear while reading about Typhoon’s “neat trick”. This from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Me ‘n Ice think Ty is the best “fill-in” there ever could be for Rusty.

  6. Lisa Myers on April 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm


  7. Lucy on April 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Smiling with tears in my eyes….. I think of Rusty often, hard not to when my Elmo resembles him so much. Typhoon is a character alright. Cute cute cute.


  8. Michael Jones on April 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    The ones that we have to send to the Rainbow Bridge to wait for us leave a hole in our hearts to be filled by another deserving pet. We still sorely miss Nikki and Maya but we also cherish every day we have will Sheba and Ginger. While each has their only personality they do display some of the antics/actions of the departed ones.

    Typhon is one lucky pup to have a set of great humans and fellow Sibes to give him love and a home. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Holly on April 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

    This post made me go “Awwwwwww”! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Tracy F. on April 10, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Smiling down here on the Gulf coast, with our Husky…

  11. Zoe (and Marilyn) on April 10, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Sigh. Smiling here too.

  12. Becky Slack on April 10, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Yes – Rusty is always with you.

  13. jane niederstadt on April 10, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I totally agree with that. 2 years ago last saturday the 6th I lost my husky Aries. I was so devastated. I cried everyday from the moment my husband went to work til he came home and when he went to bed and cried myself to sleep. We lost him on a wednesday and on saturday I was watching the weather channel after Frank went to work and they announced the Huskies won the championship. I lost it. I texted Frank and said it’s pretty sad that I can’t watch the weather channel and be reminded of Aries. Later that day one of his employee’s reminded him that her nephew has puppies ready to be up for sale in a few days. I got so excited and asked if we were getting a new puppy. You see the night we lost Aries I told him I wanted another puppy. He said NO! I said either another puppy or a baby! That Tuesday we got Bruce. Now Bruce is a German Shepherd, but he does so many things that Aries did it’s not even funny. We swear Aries is in him. So I truly believe what you said. God bless you all because believe it or not you have helped me through loosing Aries. Saturday it will be 2 years we have had Bruce. Thank God we did. Hugs and kisses to the herd.

  14. Max's Mom on April 10, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Sitting here with tears in my eyes but happiness in my heart that Typhoon has such a great home!! Thanks soooo much for this post!

  15. Peta Love on April 10, 2013 at 6:03 am

    Oh that is so heartwarming.

  16. Kimberly Parker on April 10, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Oh yes, we’re smiling here in Texas too (with a few tears as well!).

  17. Wild Dingo on April 10, 2013 at 2:44 am

    and we’re smiling all the way over on the left coast too! sigh.

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