Rufus' Rants

Rufus the dog.

Hello world! My name's Rufus and I intend to use this blog to opine about whatever's on my mind. Paul belongs to me and has decided it'll be okay for me to use this part of his website to that end. So, here's the world from my perspective...

Ride for the Brand

Part of the cowboy code is that he demonstrates his loyalty to the ranch he serves by riding “for the brand”. Now if you’re a critter you may actually wear the brand which shows you’re owned by that ranch. Fortunately for me, Pop never felt like branding was necessary for those of us here at Rocky Creek . . . except the bovines. Ol’ Smarty, our Mustang, also bears a brand he got from the BLM when he was just a colt. It’s a freeze brand that has these hieroglyphic type markings that show when he was born and what … continue reading »


He Made a Difference

Thanks again to Rufus for allowing me to utilize his blog for my own purposes. This is one of those occasions when I’m deep in thought, reflecting on a dear friend who is about to retire. This fella is important to me for many reasons, some upon which I’ll elaborate.
In my first book, Mighty Hands – Victory Over Adversity Through The Grace of God, I took the opportunity to recognize several of the men (and women) who have made a profound impact on my life. I briefly mentioned the man on which I will now expound.
Bob Morrison has been my … continue reading »


The Gift

I reckon I ought to apologize for not bloggin’ for such a long time but I’ve been really busy what with tryin’ to keep an eye on them baby longhorn cows that keep showin’ up. Seems like every time I check the pasture there’s a new face with wobbly knees out there. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
‘Tis the season to be jolly for folks. (Shoot, I’m jolly ‘bout all the time. Pop and the Missus are always sayin’ that one day my tail’s gonna fall off from waggin’ so much. But I digress.) This time of … continue reading »


Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

It’s been a while since Pop has left his computer where I could get to it. That’s just one of several issues we had to deal with during our move to Rocky Creek. It’s all done now and I can get back to my dog blog.

Pop has developed a tradition of sending out a Christmas letter to family and friends for the past few years but I’m gonna surprise him and do it myself. Hope I can remember everything that’s happened this year.

We pretty much spent the month of January going back and forth to our home site at … continue reading »


REQUIEM FOR A LEGEND

As I sometimes do, today I turn over the keypad to Pop so that he, too, can share some thoughts on my blog.  It’s been a rainy day with lots of storms passing through during the night so, since working at Rocky Creek is out of the question, the timing is perfect for him to stay inside and convey his missive.

Thanks Rufus.  (I wonder when he learned the word, missive?)

I’m sure you’ve heard the controverted expression based on “a legend in his own time” that goes “a legend in his own mind“.  It’s a connotation for an individual who has … continue reading »