In Memoriam, Rufus

Last September¬†Rufus ambled his way into my life. With his long, lanky Basset Hound body, his ground-grazing ears, and his insouciant air he found his way quickly into my heart as well. In part I was looking for someone to take care of--I¬†was getting a little lonely without a dog around--and an older dog seemed … Continue reading In Memoriam, Rufus


Life with Rufus: On Being a Seeing Eye-Human

Meet my newest companion, Rufus. Rufus is a six-year-old purebred Basset Hound who weighs just a little over 60 pounds, and is about 3 feet long from the top of his head to the base of his tail. Rufus is also blind, having lost his sight to glaucoma a couple of years ago. I adopted … Continue reading Life with Rufus: On Being a Seeing Eye-Human