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!

24 thoughts on “The Song of Rufus the Red”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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™‚

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