Who slept with a poodle called "Rufus Two"?
#48400. Asked by peasypod. (Jun 14 04 8:00 PM)
Soon, his (Buster Lloyd-Jones) clients included many distinguished celebrities ... including Sir Winston Churchill (who was advised that he fed too many chocolates to his poodle, Rufus, and that the dog should be put on a diet).
The poodle ate in the dining room with the rest of the [Churchill] family. A cloth was laid for him on the Persian carpet beside the head of the household, and no one else ate until the butler had served Rufus's meal. One evening at Chequers the film was Oliver Twist. Rufus, as usual, had the best seat in the house, on his master's lap. At the point when Bill Sikes was about to drown his dog to put the police off his track, Churchill covered Rufus's eyes with his hand. He said, "Don't look now, dear. I'll tell you about it afterwards."
"His name is Rufus II — but the II is silent."
Talking about his second poodle, which he obtained after the death of the first one, Rufus.
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