Yesterday, I wrote about an abandoned pit bull that had been hanging around the building in which I work. This pit bull, whom we affectionately named Rufus, was a very friendly. very well-mannered pooch. Despite being malnourished and obviously hungry, he never became hostile, and gratefully accepted the food and water we had been putting out for him. The only time he ever came close to being off-mannered was when one of us was walking into the building with a bag from Jack in the Box; Rufus followed that bag like it carried the most delightful of treats, but the most he did was aggressively sniff at it. He never made even the slightest move to seize the bag.
Today, I am pleased to report that Rufus has a new home. A co-worker who owns some land north of Houston took Rufus home and will be taking care of him, and Rufus will get all the love and food he can stand.
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” – Mark Twain
This is the principal reason I tend to like animals more than humans. More often than not, we treat our pets as we would treat members of our own families. This is a good thing, for the most part, and sometimes it’s not so good.
There has been a dog hanging around the building in which I work for the last couple of days; each day, he looks more pitiful than the previous. What makes this sad is that this dog isn’t feral or a stray. He’s very friendly and sociable, obviously very comfortable around people. My co-workers and I have been putting out some food for him to eat, which he did. Greedily. We’ve even taken to calling him Rufus.
We are hoping to find a home with a loving family willing to take in and care for this sweet dog. If you or someone you know in the Houston, Texas area are willing to take him in, shoot me an email at darthtechie (at) gmail (d0t) com.
Let me introduce you to Rufus.