9 of 9 days of Rufus finale

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

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

It’s a doxie-saur; a dachshund in dinosaur clothes. Not really, it is just Rufus in one of his many Halloween costumes. Today is the day; 9 years ago today I met Rufus for the first time and my life changed forever. Rufus has taught me to laugh more, to be more compassionate to everyone and to not sweat the small things – like a little pee, poop, dog hair or other stains and dirt that come from loving a low-riding dachshund. I imagine the same happens when people have children. You abandon that pristine museum of a house and car for slightly messier ones filled with the warmth and love that radiates from a best four-legged companion for life (whom I call Rufus). Only fellow dachshund humans can truly know and understand the magic of a dachshund. They change our lives in so many immeasurable ways that you just can’t believe it until you have one of your own. It may or may not be the same with other breeds of dogs, but I’m sure the love and bond of a dachshund is genuinely unique and special. I love you Rufus and this day will forever be the beginning of our chapter together. I look forward to writing many stories together and many more adventures.

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

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

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5 Responses to 9 of 9 days of Rufus finale

  1. dackels says:

    amen….lovely description of a dachshund owner….just a few things not so pristine, but who cares? xoxo

  2. He certainly is a special boy… and a handsome one at that!

  3. I love Rufus and a handsome boy. Congrats on the 9 year anniversary!! Give Rufus a hug from me!!

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