Woman brings home sweet dog and instantly becomes ‘third wheel’

“I just wish Rusty loved me half as much as he loves my husband.”Laura and her husband decided to get a new dog to fill the void left in their family by the death of their previous German Shepherd.

She had no idea that she would be pushing herself out of that family.Laura became the third wheel after the German Shepherd and her husband became friends.

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“I just wish Rusty loved me half as much as he loves my husband,” she said to GeoBeats Animals.Nonetheless, Laura considers finding Rusty to be a blessing.

She admits that she and her husband were just as dependent on him as he was on them.After they lost their dog, a friend who volunteers at the local shelter sent them a picture of Rusty.

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Rusty had the same floppy ears that protruded to the side as their previous dog.The couple fell in love with the dog right away.Rusty was in the care of Miami-Dade Animal Services.When the couple arrived at the shelter, they noticed that the dog’s cage was covered in warnings that he was “aggressive” and “not good with other dogs.”

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Laura, on the other hand, was unconcerned.It actually increased their desire for him.She knew that all Rusty needed was for people to be kind, respectful, and loving to him.Such warnings would almost certainly turn off a lot of people.Laura and her husband, on the other hand.

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Laura admits to having to work through some “challenges” with Rusty.But he eventually warmed up to the new humans in his care.”He just clicked and bonded with my husband,” Laura explained.”They’d lay on the couch together and literally fall asleep in each other’s arms.”

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German Shepherds enjoy cuddling, according to Peteducate.They have a protective and loyal nature.Being affectionate and close to their owners helps them ensure their owners’ safety.

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Laura quickly found herself as the odd man out.At 10 p.m., Rusty and her husband retire to bed.Laura usually stays up a little later.When she finally goes to bed, she barely has enough space.Rusty enjoys taking up as much space as possible.Laura describes it as “unfair.”

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“He isn’t aware of his own size.”They cuddle constantly, even while sleeping.”And it’s so unfair because when I crawl into bed, I have my own little spot,” Laura explained.Rusty gets along fine with the couple’s other dog, Slayde, despite what the shelter said about him.Their two cats, too.

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Rusty’s GeoBeats story has been viewed over 4.2 million times on YouTube.His mother also updates his Instagram followers on his antics.”What a wonderful supportive woman!”She brought her husband a boyfriend, and she appears to enjoy their relationship.”I hope this kind-hearted woman knows how much strangers on the internet appreciate her kind heart,” one commenter said.

Check out the video below to learn more about Rusty’s story.