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 Rufus, II

Rufus, II

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Death 1962 (aged 14–15)
Burial Edenbridge, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 12165 · View Source
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After the death of Sir Winston's Churchill's beloved pet, Rufus, his editor for his war memoirs gave him another dog, who Churchill named Rufus II. Within a few months, tough, the second black miniature poodle became seriously ill. Still distressed over the loss of the original Rufus, Sir Winston, who was out of the country, wrote the dog's caretaker 'I am so sorry that Rufus has developed this distressing complaint, and I hope you will let me know at the end of the three weeks whether or not he has recovered. After the said loss of the first one, I feel that I would rather not have another dog just now. Please do not therefore look for another poodle for me.' Rufus II, however, made a full recovery and became his master's boon companion, dining with the family, and attending movies with the Prime Minister. He lived to the respectable age of 15 when he died in his sleep. He was interred in the garden at Chartwell, Churchill's country home in Kent.

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  • Added: 3 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12165
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus, II (1947–1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12165, citing Chartwell, Edenbridge, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .