Just this side of Heaven is a place called
Then you cross
Rufus, Roscoe,Ricky & Arthur
The passing of our Hero: Rufus
On Sunday August 16, 2009 our hero "Rufus" passed over to Rainbow Heaven.
Rufus was a true hero and has been part of our lives for 10 wonderful years. He showed his courage when he barked loudly to sound the alarm that something was wrong. Our house was on fire Jan. 16,2001. We escaped with only minutes to spare before the roof collapsed. He not only saved our lives but also the lives of his best buddies Roscoe and Ricky.
Though out his life, we shared many precious moments. He never failed to let us know what he wanted, whether it was a treat, or something in the fridge, or going to bed. He was the BOSS! His favorite was riding in the car and also riding in a trailer pulled by our tractor.
As he grew older, his health started to decline. Suffering from diabetes, cataracts,hearing and eventually blindness. We supported him through those difficult years, giving him the best vet care including having his cataracts removed at Cornell University. Rufus was strong and remained faithful to the very end. He suffered a brain aneurysm or stoke. We had to make the ultimate sacrifice by putting him down.
His casket was hand made out of mahogany wood, lined with blue laced silk, with a little blanket & pillow to match.
He was laid to rest with his special teddy bear and two little doggie bones.
We showed the other pugs Roscoe, Ricky & Arthur. It was touching as watched them bid their farewell.
We took him for his last ride on the trailer with the boys around the yard to his burial spot.
He is buried in our flower garden to watch over, near our bedroom window.
Rufus will never be forgotten. Perhaps he will return someday and there will be a miracle that we will see him again in the next life. Rest in peace baby, we love you!
Mike and Mary Meleco