Hi everyone, I'm Rustys new dad (though I don't get a look-in). Sorry it took so long to post this but have been helping my sister move home. I know it's really late but if i don't post this now don't know when I'll get the chance.
Firstly I just wish to express my heartfelt thanks to Jimmy & Martina (and Kas of course) for taking care of Rusty. He is a very loving dog and that can only be down to the care and love you both provided for him.
At this moment Rusty (no name change as thats what he knows) is curled up in my daughters bedroom in his bed, both fast asleep. He was missing his fosterers and Kas initially and didn't really know what to make of myself and my son at first.
After Jimmy and Martina left we took him for a long walk to get him used to the smells of Kill (Kildare). He did fret the first nite but settled in bed beside me in the end.
Has settled more and more into the home, is a very clever and loving boy and LOVES his food ( he's like a food hoover) and his walks. Has had a bark at the dogs on either side of us just to introduce himself too
Rusty is very, very protective of both my kids to the extent that he gives me a little bark when I check to ensure my kids are ok at night which the kids love as they feel very secure with him. Only thing I can fault him on is he jumps up to my little lad for hugs and makes him a tad nervous, but is only a minor thing which we're working on.
So, all in all, a smashing boy, very loving and playful and a credit to his fosterers. Needs more time to adjust to us and vice versa but only here since Wednesday so will take a week or two more.
Many thanks also to the volunteers at DID for the work you do on behalf of all the doggies and for giving my family the pleasure of providing Rusty with his forever home, will upload photos in a few days...