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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Dog Fountain at Rhodes College

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 3:08 PM

Not many people — and it seems not even many Rhodes College students — are aware that a rather remarkable tribute to man's best friend can be found on that campus.

Just east of the Bryant Campus Life Center, close to the soccer fields, is a nice stone drinking fountain, with a bronze plaque on it, dedicated to a dog.

The main inscription reads:
Given in Memory of Cujo 1983-1993
"Man's Best Friend"
Dr. David P. Granoff '80.

A smaller inscription gives a touching account of the dog's last moments:
I held you gently in my arms, and you left knowing with the last breath you drew, your fate was ever safest in my hands.

The voices in the wind will take you home again. The journey on has just begun my friend.

And when I leave this earth, you will be out there waiting ... My True Companion.

I don't know Dr. Granoff, or where he may be these days, but I think it's a wonderful tribute to a beloved pet. Cujo lived only 10 years, it seems, but I'd say he was a mighty lucky dog to have a man like Granoff as an owner.




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