||Waiting for Rusty
Tyler lay at Rusty's foot waiting for
him to shower and get the leash so they could have another
||Tinkering on the tractor
Soon enough Rusty showered & dressed'
then they were outside.
Tyler waited as Rusty tinkered with the tractor.
Rusty got his water bottle, MP3 player, LED headlight, and NASA
baseball cap (that was important).
He made sure the gas tank was full, that they had a spare drive belt, and a
plastic bag in case Tyler took a poop on the lawn of a house where
he didn't like the owner's dog. If Tyler did that, and someone saw
it, he'd have to pick it up. Once Tyler pooped on the lawn of this
house with an obnoxious dog. Rusty laughed as he looked around. No
one saw it so they motored on.
||Tyler's evening poop
The first thing Tyler did every
evening when they went on a tractor walk was to take a poop. His
poop collection extended along the road leading to Cat & Cactus
Heaven. Tyler wanted to make sure everyone knew this was his
So he added his daily poop to the collection.
Then they were off! Putt-putt-putt!
||Evening was the perfect time. It was
cool and families were winding down for the day.
||A bike lane
Boxville had a bike lane down the main
||Tyler's leash could go out 15 feet. He
made use of that fact to run circles around the tractor, making
Rusty work the leash as he ran behind -- then ahead; first one side,
||Tyler was proud of Rusty for restoring
the old tractor he picked up from Craigslist.
Tyler helped Rusty by keeping him company while he tinkered about
the farm. They were good friends.
Rusty put a safety bumper on the
tractor so they would not be run over by a monster pick up truck in
Boxville unless someone intended to do so.
It would be hard to not see them. So they were safe.
||Sled Dogging home
When they were heading home Tyler knew the way. He became the sled
dog, leading from straight ahead.
Home after the tractor walk
||After 2-3 miles of trotting they were
home again. Because Tyler ran around on the lease as they went he probably traveled an
extra half mile, plus he used his harness to tow Rusty the last 1/2
mile as a sled dog. So he got a good work out.
Tyler was tired, but had a big release of happy dog chemicals in his
body from the exercise.
Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, says a dog needs three things to be
happy & healthy:
Rusty made sure Tyler got all three in proper proportion so they
could maintain a good master-dog relationship.
||Tyler always felt good after a tractor
He was hungry, too!
Tyler and Rusty were the best of
companions. They were spiritual allies from ancient times—now united again to roam the earth.
It was a dream come true for them both.
More adventures of Tyler the Wonder Dog...