He Was Everything. Rufus
by Glenn O'connor
His tail wagged, my heart wagged with it, his eyes full of joy, his fur was my blanket, his little feet dashed behind me, he caught the ball, brought it back, something my friends couldn't do without messing up.
God decided it was time for him to go,but in my mind and heart, he did not go, he stayed, he never left, his body may not be here, but he didn't disappear.
My dog Rufus, he was small, but his heart was big.