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.