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...

The Masters

I’ll bet when you saw the topic for this blog entry you figured it had something to do with golf.  Go ahead, admit it.  You did, didn’t you?  That’s only natural considering what’s going on in Augusta right now.  Our own Bubba Watson is smacking the hide off the ball and “putting for dough” as Lee Trevino used to say.  You probably also wondered why I’d give a hoot about golf except for maybe dreaming of the fun it would be to fetch golf balls for Pop.  But, like I said, this post isn’t about golf.  It’s about Pop’s pursuit … continue reading »

How do you mend a broken heart?

I’ve been pretty doggone busy the past few months so please pardon my lack of blog posts.  Besides my usual duties of keeping things in order around the house, I’ve been helping Pop up at Rocky Creek.  He’s usually on the tractor moving dirt, rocks and such while I supervise and show him where to scoop and dump.

This has been a very interesting week.  On Tuesday Pop was doing his usual evening routine, plopped in his easy chair and watching the news, all the while tossing my ball and keeping me happy fetching which ever one I decided to drop … continue reading »


Me ‘n Pop, we’re teammates.  He’ll chunk a stick and I’ll go fetch it.  We both make sure that Lula Belle and the missus are protected and safe.  We do lotsa stuff together as a team.

Pop was talkin’ the other day about how he’s been on a bunch of teams – sports teams, work teams and even how our family is a team.  He said that although it’s only right that individuals get singled out from teams to be honored for doin’ something really good, that don’t change the fact that most of the time those individuals got that honor … continue reading »


Down here in the south, May is traditionally the month in which, “decoration day” is observed.  It all got started after the Civil War.  There were so many confederate soldiers buried that their families began meeting annually to maintain the grave sites and cemeteries.  Eventually, the commemoration evolved into to what we now recognize nationally as Memorial Day.

Pop said that when he was little, they would gather at Crane Hill where the men would trim around headstones and spruce up the plots while the women were busy spreading out food for “dinner (lunch for you non-southerners) on the grounds”.  After … continue reading »


Last Thursday was Valentine’s Day.  Pop bought cards for the missus from him, me and Lula Belle and she got one for him.  I understand the Christmas gift giving thing now but, seein’ as how this is my first one of these Valentimes, I ain’t quite figured out what’s up with this holiday.

Pop could tell I was kinda confused (must be the way I tilt my head to the side) when he was explainin’ it all to me.  He said that folks have kinda latched onto this time as an opportunity to show their significant other how much they mean … continue reading »