My husband and I adopted Rusty at 7 months old. We lived on 7 acres with a big pond and he was in heaven. Rusty was a very athletic labrador and was endlessly playing with sticks and balls and swimming in the pond. He became a very good splash dog. Rusty easily adapted to a lot of different people and dogs. We traveled extensively with him and he was excellent in the car. He always went with us. We lived in California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon with him. He became my rock and sanity when my husband died. He was always by my side and the only one I talked to many days. Rusty had two “sisters” over the years. Shelby and Amber. He was a big brother to both of them. Rusty began to limp around when he was almost 12 years old and the vet said he had a cancerous tumor behind his left shoulder. It became bad and painful and I had to make the decision to let go of my faithful friend for his own good. I loved him as much as he loved me and I miss him every day. He was an exceptional dog in every way.
A donation was made in Rusty Day's memory and the memorial was created on June 14, 2020.