Rusty: Discarded Joy

He was abandoned.
Someone will never know
what great joy they had discarded.

He was skinny, about as large as a grapefruit
when curled up into a ball
(later the vet would estimate about
seven or eight weeks old).

His tail wagged furiously
as my wife picked him up

and he immediately snuggled
himself into her arms
and fell asleep.

We took him home
and have never looked back.