Rufus Finds a House
By: Theodore Jerome Cohen
Writer: TJC Press
Publication Date: January 2017
Rufus is a lovely golden retriever who lives with Charlie, an exquisite, caring man. Charlie loves his canine however the man is getting older and might not look after Rufus. What is going to occur to this particular canine?
Rufus is stuffed with vitality and needs to play. He likes to chase sticks, go for lengthy walks, and discover his environment. Whereas Charlie would like to run round together with his canine, the person has grown outdated and drained – he cannot play fetch together with his canine now. The 2 sit by a tree on a lovely fall day, as Charlie worries about his canine. Quickly Charlie will probably be transferring to his daughter’s home, and Rufus will not be capable to observe his proprietor to the brand new house. Charlie remembers most of the enjoyable occasions the 2 shared, however his ideas hold returning to his canine’s future. What is going to turn into of Rufus?
Whereas the 2 pals sit quietly by the tree, a younger boy comes as much as Charlie. He asks the person about his canine – what’s his title, can he do any methods – and Charlie’s face lights up. There’s nothing he loves higher than speaking about Rufus. Charlie tells Jimmy in regards to the methods Rufus can do, how the canine went to doggie faculty and was a star pupil, and the way Rufus helps round the home. Jimmy is rapidly joined by his sister Heather, and their mom, and all three are intrigued by the gorgeous golden retriever.
As Charlie talks about his canine, Heather notices that he’s fairly unhappy.
“Then why are you unhappy?” requested the boy’s sister, Heather,
“A high quality canine like Rufus ought to deliver pleasure endlessly.”
“I do know,” stated the person, wiping tears from his eyes,
“however outdated age has taken my youth without warning.”
It is apparent that Jimmy and his household are loving individuals who adore Rufus. Will they be capable to give the canine a brand new house?
Whereas I’ve learn and reviewed many canine tales that take care of rescues and discovering properties for deserted canines, that is the primary one which offers with a really troublesome, however hardly ever mentioned, matter of what occurs when an aged particular person is not capable of care for his or her pet. Having to half with a beloved pet is tough for anyone, however for an aged one that could have already misplaced a partner, or different cherished one, the occasion could be notably tense. Informed in rhyme, with beautiful pictures of Rufus that match completely with every web page’s motion, the story is simple to observe and heartwarming too. Rufus Finds a House is a guide that kids will like to learn, whereas it additionally educates them about how/why canines typically want new properties.
Quill says: A troublesome topic, tackled with sensitivity, makes Rufus Finds a House an exquisite story and one kids will get pleasure from and wish to learn time and again.