Does Rusty bark up a tree ? Yes!
Does Rusty bark up the street> Yes
But he hasn’t barked up a Storm yet.
Rusty has aspirations. He aims high. Of course, when you’re 18 inches tall, almost any goal seems high from your perspective.
Rusty wants to be the toughest, most macho Cocker Spaniel in the neighborhood, the town or maybe the world. He wants to ride into town, swing down off his horse, trot through the saloon doors and announce, “The name’s Rusty. Any dog here who thinks he can out-bark me, let him try.”
No one will try. They’ve heard Rusty bark. And bark. And bark. And, well, you get the idea.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting respect, but Rusty’s got a problem with the tough guy image he wants to earn. It’s like casting Justin Bieber to play New York cop John McClane in “Die Hard.” People would say, “Oh…
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