Don't personally know Rusty, but he reminds me of several loved ones, dachshund and human alike.
Makes me think about poor Noodles, and how none of the news reports on George Weber mentioned his status. Also found Weber had a blog. He posted Friday. Last post of his life? 'NYC's Bed Bug Attack.'
And then I found this video of Bizket, the sleepwalking dog, in an older post.