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The Herrington family, Montgomery, TX

April 7, 2001
Rufus arrived safely in Texas today. He was surprised at how warm it is here, already 85 degrees and we have the air conditioners running! Mom had surgery yesterday and must stay in bed for the next couple of days.

April 8 and 9, 2001
Rufus has a great bedside manner. He has been helping to take care of mom, and we think he has a future as a doctor or nurse when he grows up!

April 10, 2001
Rufus went to school with Jessica today. He loved visiting Mrs. Sobin's 3rd grade classroom. Everyone loved him so much. Mrs. Sobin asked him to return on Wednesday to take pictures with the class and visit other classrooms.

April 11, 2001
Rufus went back to school today for pictures. He has been teaching many children about diabetes. The class has decided to make him the Guest of Honor at tomorrow's Easter party.

April 12, 2001
Rufus and Jessica went to the class Easter party today. They had wonderful treats and prizes, and the whole class is sorry to see Rufus go. They wish him the best of luck in his travels.

April 13, 2001
Rufus and Jessica didn't have school today. They met a very special person, Mr. Ed Castro, a Lion's Club member who is going to sponsor Jessica so she can go to the Lion's Club Diabetes Camp in Kerrville, Texas, this summer. Rufus wanted to go to camp also!

April 14, 2001
We all went shopping at a big mall today. Rufus picked out a special postcard to put in the journal to help him remember us. The bluebonnets are blooming here, and that is the postcard he chose.

April 15, 2001
Rufus and Jessica went out to hunt Easter egss this morning. We are preparing to send him off tomorrow and will truly miss him. Good-bye Rufus-We love you!

Jessica Herrington and family

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Rufus and Ruby, the bears with diabetes, is the creation of Carol Cramer, who owns the copyright to Rufus and Ruby. The graphics of Rufus are from Rufus Come Home, written by Kim Gosselin and illustrated by Terry Ravenelli, and are used by permission of the author.

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