RUSTY, the COCKER SPANIEL
Rusty used to live down the street and was basically an "outside" dog who belonged to a family member. Since he lived mostly outdoors, he was kind of dirty all the time and had long, matted hair and ears. I used to feel so sorry for him. After visiting one day, I was told they were looking for a home for him, as they were moving. I offerred to take him home and bathe and groom him. When I opened the car door, Rusty jumped onto my lap and stared at me with those "Cocker eyes" and I just melted. I knew right then and there he was coming home with me to stay - the rest is history. I already had a Min Pin and a Cairne Terrier at home, but I knew Rusty would fit right in, and 3 dogs wouldn't be that bad. Rusty has since "raised" all of my other dogs - he will let the little guys jump on him, chew on his ears, and he will put up with anything from them!