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The Song of Rufus the Red

β€œHe drew a circle that shut me out –
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him In!”

When we brought Rufus home to keep Mickey Mouser company,
we had no idea that we had initiated a month long battle of wills.
That was in July 2015.

Love and firm determination won out!
Rufus, Mickey, and I would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Poem by Edwin Markham.
Rufus the Red and Mickey Mouser adopted through PAWS.
The love of your life could be waiting at your local shelter!

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  • Reply Brian Frum February 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Such sweeties! Love always wins out. Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

  • Reply Marg February 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Great Poem and so glad those two are getting along so well. We sure wish all of you a very Happy Valentine’s day. Take care.

  • Reply meowmeowmans February 13, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    We always love your posts about Rufus and Mickey Mouser. Their brotherly love is so, so heartwarming!

  • Reply The Island Cats February 14, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Aw, we’re glad to hear things are working out. Love wins. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Reply Tamago February 14, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Awwww such sweet photos! Rufus and Mickey Mouser look so happy together. Love always wins πŸ™‚
    Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

  • Reply Kitties Blue February 14, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This so touched my heart. I am hoping for the same with our new ginger boy, Cooper Murphy, and another of our kitties…any one of them. These are such precious photos. Happy Valentine’s Day from Janet and Kitties Blue

  • Reply Caren Gittleman February 14, 2017 at 11:21 am

    OMC this was just the sweetest!! Love these precious babies!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! xoxo

  • Reply S Hall February 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

    I was hoping for a holiday home kitty report on Rufus the Red and Mickey Mouser!
    You never disappoint! These photos are precious and the poem is perfect!
    Excellent Good Kitty Boys live with You!

  • Reply Ellen Pilch February 14, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I love happy endings!

  • Reply Cathy Keisha February 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Love the poem and you guys! Happy V-Day!

  • Reply Clooney February 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Oh how fantastic is that…love the love between the boys, just awesome! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  • Reply Hannah and Lucy February 15, 2017 at 3:26 am

    What a wonderful world it can be.

  • Reply Katie Isabella February 15, 2017 at 5:24 am

    I love today’s blog too. I love all of them but seeing your two boys makes it even happier. Love is a perfect word for these two loving brothers, and how we feel who so enjoy seeing them and learning more and more about them.

  • Reply Hairballs and Hissyfits February 15, 2017 at 7:49 am

    I always love hearing about another bromance!! Love the quote too!

  • Reply Athena and Marie February 15, 2017 at 10:32 am

    What a lovely post!

    Hope you had a great Valentines πŸ™‚

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  • Reply Shanna February 15, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Aww, that’s so sweet. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Reply Jean Dion February 15, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    That is the sweetest kitty hug ever! Love those little golden paws.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  • Reply Robin February 15, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    So cute! I love seeing kitties get along. I had a similar battle with Manna and Dexter. It was really tense when Dexter first came home, but they have become good friends. Dare I say – they love each other. I’m so glad that your kitties have had a happy ending too! I love the poem. πŸ™‚

  • Reply mommakatandherbearcat February 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Aww … those are beautiful pictures. How precious!

  • Reply Angel Momo February 17, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Awww….how beautiful!

  • Reply Molly February 18, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Oh what an adorable pair


  • Reply Deziz World February 18, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw They loo so purrecious. We hope your day was filled with luv.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  • Reply Three Chatty Cats February 21, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Aww, this is too sweet! Such cute and cuddly pictures, too.

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