Hiking In The Snow

1/5/18-1/6/18  Jacob and Donna came up to visit and brought their puppy Harley. Rusty and him instantly became best friends. They played non stop while they were here. When they left Rusty kept looking for them. 1/18/18  Rusty and I set out today for a hike. It had it's ups and downs. We tried Rusty's… Continue reading Hiking In The Snow


Bring On The Cold

10/21/17  Today we had our family pictures. Rusty did really good. Just sucked that the ticks were really bad. We checked him really good and scrubbed him down. the cats pictures didn't go well. But we also got some good pictures of me and Rusty for my new bio picture on my website, Dreamcatcher Photography.… Continue reading Bring On The Cold

Rusty’s Episodes

10/20/17  To the people who want to rescue, please listen. I know it's that time of year where everyone is excited, the fall weather has set in, and Christmas is right around the corner for gifts. Rescuing isn't always easy. Especially with dogs. You will never truly know the background of the dog you're about to… Continue reading Rusty’s Episodes

Keep Getting Lost

9/16/17  Down 23 pounds! We had a great day hiking at Twins Lake Park. It was a gorgeous day and Rusty got to see some ducks and bit Brian on the butt while he was swinging on the swing that Rusty hates. 9/18/17  "I wish every day could be like this because when I'm with… Continue reading Keep Getting Lost

Vacation In Michigan

7/18/17  "While people have kids, jobs, houses, and money to boast about, I have you. And I'm perfectly fine with that." Taken at Duff Park (#1) 7/29/17  "Whenever I'm down you've been there. Whenever I need a friend you've made me smile. Most importantly, whenever I need someone to push through with me, you never… Continue reading Vacation In Michigan

Beginning of Another Journey

5/7/17  "When life gives you doubts, get a dog. I promise they will be your best friend. I just know it. Forever my little rescuer." Taken at Duff Park. Quotes like these I jotted down when they came to my mind. They are my own words and thoughts. 5/12/17  While at mom's house Brian was… Continue reading Beginning of Another Journey

Bringing In The New Year

1/22/17  We found out that Rusty loves to chase drones. Brian got a small drone for Christmas and while he would play with it in the living room Rusty would, chase, run away from it, and try to bite it. We also went on a hike today at Keystone Park. We couldn't hike together for… Continue reading Bringing In The New Year

End Of Rusty’s First Year

11/15/16  Took Rusty for his first fall hike at Duff Park. He now likes to have spurts where he runs like crazy. We did have to get a static collar for him. I got it for him a little while ago, when we really started getting into hiking because when we would be hiking Rusty was… Continue reading End Of Rusty’s First Year

North Carolina Adventure

10/9/16  We just got to our cabin in North Carolina. We are staying at Howells at the Moon Farm. Rusty is already exploring his new surroundings. The cabin is small, but he makes sure to stay by us on the couch and outside. It's truly beautiful here. So peaceful and the time of year is… Continue reading North Carolina Adventure

Wedding Bells!

8/22/16  Today Rusty got fixed. I was really scared because I've heard of dogs being allergic and dying. Thankfully the day flew by and he was fine. He was so excited when we picked him up. He's groggy, but living up quickly. He's not a huge fan of the cone. 9/13/16  Today we got Rusty… Continue reading Wedding Bells!

Warm Weather, More Hiking

5/8/16  We took Rusty hiking at Twins Lake Park. We had a good time there. Found out a new training technique with Rusty. Whenever someone walked by I told him to come and heal. On his own whenever I said come he would immediately heal to my right hand side. This was also the first time… Continue reading Warm Weather, More Hiking

Becoming An Adventurer

Rusty has been becoming quite the adventurer! He's already taken his first couple of hikes and I can already tell, I've found my fellow hiker. He loves it as much as I do and watching him continue these journey's with me, gives me hope that he will become more confident. 2/7/16  We went back to… Continue reading Becoming An Adventurer

Rusty’s First Month Home

Rusty's first month was definitely an eventful one, especially for being only a couple months old. I wanted to show him that he could love life again and that there was nothing to be afraid of. Little did I know at the time, it was going to be a long process to get him to… Continue reading Rusty’s First Month Home

Where It All Began

It’s not every day when a big responsibility becomes exciting news. We didn’t know what we were in for, but we were ready to take on the task of being parents. I bet you’re expecting me to say that I’m pregnant. Ha. Well, I’m not! As of December 26, 2015, my husband, Brian, and I… Continue reading Where It All Began