9 days of Rufus

Rufus | October 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | October 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus was born on August 21, 2004; but we didn’t meet until Saturday, October 30 that same year. In 9 days we’ll celebrate 9 years of Rufus. To commemorate the occasion we’ll spend the next 9 days showcasing Rufus and sharing some of our favorite memories – past and present.

My earliest memory of Rufus was bringing him home. I held him in my lap for the whole trip back (about an hour car ride) and when we finally got to the house and started to get out, he got stuck underneath the car seat. It was only for a few seconds; I think he was naturally nervous about arriving in a new place and I was frantic about getting him out without breaking him. Once we were inside he seem to be more self-assured and curious as he explored his new kingdom. I do believe that car ride home allowed us to bond, and that day changed the course of my life forever.

Rufus | October 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

Rufus | October 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels ©

 

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3 Responses to 9 days of Rufus

  1. Joy says:

    After 20 years of not having a doxie, in 1995, I purchased one from a breeder. She was a red smooth female and 11 months old. She was exactly what I wanted and supposedly housebroken. I put her on my lap to drive home and she was so scared she went behind me. I had to drive home on the edge of the seat with this scared dog shivering behind me. I shake my head at how ignorant I was back then. We all learn the hard way, sometimes at the expense of the dog. Penny lived to be 16 years old and was an awesome loyal doxie.

  2. Denise Beard says:

    You have given Rufus the life he deserves & he has given you so much in return. Doxies are the best!!

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