The Fox Family, Bristol, Vermont
We waited a long time for this visit! Rufus surprised us on our doorstep in mid-March. As soon as we opened his travel box, everyone wanted to hold him. We made him a comfortable spot on the recliner in our living room for his stay with us. Our dog, Chance, didn't like this because that's usually his spot!
Rufus was here with us for a very important time of year in Vermont. Maple Sugar Season! Gramma and Grampa brought us to Dakin Farms to watch them make the maple syrup. Best of all, we got to sample all the yummy stuff they make there. We even managed to keep our numbers in line that day.
We had made plans to go to the Vermont Teddy Bear company, but Mom got really sick and we couldn't go. Maybe the next time Rufus comes back to Vermont, he could go. It seems that Rufus likes Vermont since he's been here before our visit. We were surprised to read that since where he visited the geese on a picnic is very close to our house, too.
All the kids at my mom's daycare love to snuggle with Rufus. They all want him to stay. They all know that he has a very special job to do.
April 2004 Rufus saw the snow fall today. It's supposed to be Spring, but it's still snowing here. We all had an Easter egg hunt today. Instead of candy, we got little toys and games.
Guess what happened today? My cat, Magic, had her kittens today. They are so small. They are soft and cute!
Today is Easter Sunday. We went out for dinner this year. We went to Fire and Ice in Middlebury. It's very fancy but they have a lot of cool stuff inside. Antiques and even an entire boat!
Well, we are getting ready to send Rufus on to his next visit with another family. Everyone here will miss him. We will pack him up in his travel box with extra hugs to last him during his trip.
Our family wishes all those he has met and will meet in the future the best of luck. We look forward to reading about his adventures on the Children with Diabetes website.
Good luck, Rufus. We enjoyed your visit!
Love and hugs, The Fox Family
Brian, Laurie, Corbin (age 9, diagnosed February 2003, pumping since January 2004), and Lane
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday December 28, 2004 12:39:10
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