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Rufus – 2002 to 2015

Posted by on February 14, 2015


The house is a little quieter this morning and a little lonelier. Our Silky Terrier passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday after fighting a long hard fight. We had his love and devotion for 10 yrs. He was such a good old dog and we miss him. I wrote this poem in his memory.


He silently listens to my trouble and woes
A shadow that follows where ever I go
With a loyal devotion, his brown eyes shine
A faithful companion this buddy of mine
His steps grow slower, we’re close to the end
I’ll never forget you my old furry friend
If dogs go to Heaven , the first thing I’ll see
Your little tail waggin’ as you run to greet me.

~Sue Ikerd

February 15, 2015©

3 Responses to Rufus – 2002 to 2015

  1. Helen Johnson

    We’ll miss him too. Who is going to bark when the men get up and walk across the floor? Someone else will have to keep an eye on those men now.

    Love you Rufus!

  2. Thomas Ikerd

    So sorry, he will be missed!

  3. Janet Davis

    Beautiful poem, as usual. Sorry for the loss, I know pets have a special place in our hearts!

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