Marty, I am so sorry for your losses as of recently. I didn't know much about Rufus, but I knew about Lil Bit from the time I joined here, and remember much about her accomplishments and your love and adoration for her. My deepest condolences to you on the passing of both of them. Run free Rufus and Lil Bit!!
You didn't lose your girl, you just lost your turn!
"In this breed, there's no such thing as an expert! The day someone says they're an expert, they need to walk away from the dogs, because someone's going to get hurt. You should be learning something new every day." John Maynard-Circle M Kennels