Rufus RIP 17th May 2007

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Picture of Rufus RIP 17th May 2007, a male Flat-coated Retriever

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Home:Cricklade, Wiltshire, United Kingdom  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 21 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Rufus RIP 17th May 2007

Roofie, Ruf-a-Duf, Doofus, Doofie

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

April 4th 1993

Long walks, snoozing, playing with chew toys, licking people to death

Sometimes little dogs and puppies because they have a tendency to walk underneath him, thunderstorms and anything else that's loud, used to run away from the lawnmower, hoover and oven

Favorite Toy:
Anything he can chew

Favorite Food:
He'll eat anything that's left on the floor long enough

Favorite Walk:
In the meadow where the river runs so he can go swimming

Best Tricks:
Gives a high five, used to be able to dance

Arrival Story:
The family had rescued a dog called Nelson from a local centre but unfortunately a young child snuck up on him and he lashed out. We had to take him back because the police became involved. I don't quite remember how long it was before we got Rufus. Instead of going to a centre we got him directly from a breeder in Devon and travelled down a couple of times before he was bought to his new home.

We had trouble naming him and because he was a chubby ball of fluff we came up with the normal sorts of names like rolly. Finally we settled on Rufus! I think we got it from a cartoon me and my brothers used to watch

Forums Motto:
Absolute Nutcase

The Groups I'm In:
Rainbow Bridge Angel Babies

The Last Forum I Posted In:
goopy eyes

Rest In Peace:
Just to let those that have added Rufus as their pals here on Dogster that he was put to sleep at around 2:30pm (BST) today.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 26th 2006 More than 8 years!

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17th May 2007

May 18th 2007 1:32 am
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The day every dog owner dreads hit me square in the face yesterday morning! Rufus was ill, by lunch time the procedure the vets tried hadn't worked and he had been put to sleep.

I'm away at university still in the middle of exams and I don't know what to do with myself knowing I will never see him again.

To all of Rufus Pup Pals, sorry we didn't get a chance to talk more. Maybe I'll be back on here if we get another dog. Keep you all updated, its all a bit still raw at the moment!


My Tail of Devotion for Rufus

July 1st 2006 3:45 am
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You have been there through thick and thin, have known when I've been upset. You do the stupidest things like walk into the patio door when its closed and you show no sign of it ever having hurt. Those simple mindless acts make us all laugh so much, without you our lives would be so plain and boring.
For all this joy you only ask that you are fed, walked and loved by us all. Not much really...! Here is to at least a few more years of having you in our lives Rufus!

Lots of Love from us all!

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