In loving memory

13 years ago my father got a dog. I didn't want him to, and even tried to talk him out of it. He did it anyway, and it turned out to be one of the best things he ever did for me. Rusty became one of the best friends I ever had, and my fondest memories over those past years involved him. He was one of the friendliest dogs I have ever known, and he seemed to touch the heart of almost everyone he met. He brought my father and me closer together than we had ever been, and when my father passed away, Rusty helped me through the roughest times. He was so much more than just my dog, he was a fantastic companion, and a true member of the family. I will keep him in my heart for the rest of my life.