The Spillar Family, Round Rock, Texas
Saturday, November 10, 2001
Courtney's Cruisers walked in the Walk for a Cure this morning. We came home to find Rufus waiting for us. He was sad to have missed the walk but happy for the rest of the team. Courtney showed Rufus her pump and told him how lucky he would be when he could wear one. We took Rufus primitive camping in Smithville. Rufus thought it was fun but wasn't too sure about the outdoor bathrooms or the coyotes. Breakfast over the campfire was good, though, and sleeping in the tent was cool.
On Monday, we took Rufus to the Brownie Bazaar. Shopping was fun and the girls loved showing him everything they had made.
Tuesday, Rufus went to Brushy Creek Elementary to meet Courtney's 2nd grade class. All the kids thought it was great, and Rufus made lots of new friends. After school, he stayed at Stepping Stones with Courtney until Dad picked her and little brother Nick up.
Friday after school, we went to Granny and PawPaw's for the weekend. Rufus loved Courtney's room at their house. We decided to keep Rufus a bit longer 1) so he wouldn't miss Thanksgiving being all boxed up and 2) we wanted him to be able to go with us to Nana and PaPaw's house in West Texas. We hiked and looked at lots of Indian Campsites and artifacts. Rufus got to see real live wild turkey and mule deer. He got to ride in a jeep and see some of the Chisos mountains.
We all loved having Rufus and will miss him, but wish him the best in his travels.
Tracie, Marvin, Courtney (8 years old - dxd 1/99) and Nicholas (2 years old)
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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