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Posted by laurie on February 19, 2013


Kim writes:

Rusty Bob Jackson crossed Rainbow Bridge on February 2, 2013 – where he was joyfully met by his brother, Ian Hunter Jackson who preceded him passing in 2004. Rusty lived a charmed life having been found by his father Roy Jackson 13 or so years ago while Rusty was dodging cars on a busy lunch hour in front of HEB. His new daddy snatched him up and carried him to the car where his new mommy, Kim Jackson waited anxiously. After eating a couch, recliner and various other household items over the next few months, Rusty settled in with the grace ad good cheer that only a beagle can impart to those around him. His favorite pasttime was of course eating. Rusty never passed on a bowl of anyone’s food from the Vet’s cat bowl to the bowls of his siblings. He enjoyed napping on the back of sofas and squishy chairs as well as a favorite sunny spot where he dreamed of chasing rabbits and squirrels.

Rusty’s talents included a chocolate eyed stare that was irresistible, unconditional love to his family, and a heart so big that nobody could resist his charm. He is missed by his family and will always be in our hearts. Well done Rusty. Good job boy.

32 Responses to “Rusty”

  1. Karen Spivey said

    RIP Rusty! Your story was heartwarming, and I love your picture. (Such beagley eyes!)

  2. harperlea said

    Ahhhh Rusty… What a sweet sweet face!!!! And what a loving tribute…

    Hugs from the Lash Pack in California

  3. Joan said

    Thank you for this beautiful tribute to your so charming fellow. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Such a handsome fellow. And I love his name ! You took such good care of him and that is something he will never forget. Sorry for your loss.

  5. Lynne said

    What a wonderful loving tribute and what a beautiful beagle face. So sorry for your loss. May it bring comfort knowing that he is now running free from pain with Ian and all the other DD beagles who crossed over the bridge before him. RIP Rusty. I am sure they are all up there right now enjoying treats snd looking down on us.

  6. Linda UK said

    Dear Kim, I’m so sorry for your loss – Rusty must have so special to you. His photo above is wonderful, bless him.

  7. Amy~Cobalt & Onyx's Mom said

    Such a beautiful tribute. My condolences to Kim and Rusty’s family. My aunt had a beagle named Rusty when I was a child- it is why I have beagles now. I am sure the Rustys are happily chasing bunnies now.

  8. Kaye - Bode's mum said

    Dear Kim, I am sorry for your loss. The only downside to dogs is that they don’t live forever. Thanks for sharing his picture and his story – it confirms why we all fall in love with beagles in the first place. What a good boy!

  9. NJ said

    The Johnson pack sends sincere sympathies and hold tender thoughts for Rusty.

  10. Cathy, Gomez, Lily & Mr. Peabz said

    The Tembo pack sends its condolences to all who loved Rusty. It sounds like he had a great life with you.

    “Chocolate-eyed stare” is just so perfectly the right description.

  11. Julie - JB & Cassie's Mum in England said

    So sorry to hear Rusty has crossed the bridge, but what a beautiful photograph of a beautiful boy!! Our thoughts are with you all.

  12. Sam and Sweetums' Mom said

    So sorry to hear Rusty has joined his brother but sounds as if he had a wonderful life and will always have a special spot in your heart.

  13. Kate (Gandolf's mom) said

    So sorry to hear of your loss of Rusty. Those at the Rainbow Bridge have all greeted him and have become fast friends. What a sweet sweet face he had. He shared the same pasttimes as Kramer – chewing on furniture when you first got him. So sorry for your loss.

  14. Gretchen Kasch said

    He sounds like he was very much loved. RIP Rusty.

  15. Sue ~ Barney , Jodi, & Huggy Bear's Mom said

    The Couts pack sends its condolences to all who loved Rusty as well. It sounds like he had a great life with you. You were all truly blessed. We are all so sorry for your loss, it is never easy.

  16. Rebecca Campbell said

    Condolences from the Campbell Beagle/Dachshund pack. Rusty Bob sounds like he was a sweetheart. Thank you for saving him from the freeway and giving him a loving home for so long.

  17. Angela said

    What a lovely tribute to Rusty! And what a sweet, sweet face. You saved his life that day and gave him the best 13 years possible!

  18. Stephen K. said

    What a beautiful send-off for a most handsome Beagle boy. Cherish the years and the love that you shared together. They do take a little bit of ourselves when they leave us.

  19. Carol, Libby's mom said

    What a dear lovable face. And chocolate eyes. May he rest in peace. And then play and play and play whenever he wants. Our deepest sympathy to Roy and Kim and all of Rusty’s family and friends.

  20. Elizabeth said

    What a sweet face and such irresistible eyes! So sorry to hear of your loss. Rusty had a wonderful life with you, and he will live on in memories of the great times you had with him.

  21. Peggy Michaels said

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Roy and Kim, but take comfort in the fact that Rusty is free from pain, and able to eat whatever he likes.

  22. Carol, Eddy's mom said

    Our condolences. What a loving tribute to Rusty, a life well lived 🙂 Love the picture, he sure has a handsome and sweet face. I hope my beagle girls aren’t chasing him around too much in heaven 🙂

  23. Amber Lassig said

    So sorry for your loss, Kim!

  24. Bill said

    Good job Good boy

  25. Luana,Cody, and Henry said

    My condolences on your loss of Rusty. It sounds like he had a wonderful life with you. What a wonderful tribute to a very special beagle!

  26. Therese Rasnick Beaglemom said

    Larry and I are so sorry to hear of your loss and know the pain well of losing a beloved beagle. We lost our Samuel Lee Dean on 2/1/12 and our little Jackson on 1/29/13 – both lived to be 16 years old. My only condolence is that when I see them again in that place where there will be no pain or sorrow, they will once again come running and barking to be in my arms and give me beagle licks. You had a beautiful boy and he loved you dearly!

  27. Maggie Mae and Odie Bug Jackson- Texas said

    A huge thank you to all of you. And to the Kramers for giving us a wonderful place to say hello …then good bye.

  28. Bobbie and Mark said

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your sweet boy Rusty Jackson. It has been 2 years since we our boy Casey (Feb 15th) went to the Rainbow Bridge and we still miss him very much. They maybe gone but they will never be forgotten.

  29. JC said

    What a beautiful boy and what a nice story. I’m so sorry for your loss – may his memory console you in times to come.

  30. Jeff, will and Bess said

    Bess and Jeff and Will send our deepest sympathies. We are sure that his love will carry you through this hard time. As a friend once said when we lost a dear beagel, “he was a good dog.” And you can’t say anything better than that.

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