Look at this big, beautiful lug! Meet Rufus, a Newfie New England fan and this week's Pets Pride Winner. Rufus lives in Gorham where he never misses watching a New England game or listening to it live on WBLM!
His person, Judy Sprague sent this in:
"Rufus here. I am a 6-year-old Newfoundland and weigh 150 lbs because everyone always asks. I am a retired therapy dog who used to visit the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. I love water. Any water. Lakes, rivers, my water dish. I even have my own pool. I am happiest in the snow. And I am an avid Patriots fan. I enjoy watching the games with my Dad and Mom. I really identify with Gronk. I really, really think that I could make the team if my Mom would let me try out. I do a really good body block and have been known to take down my Mom on a fairly regular basis. While I don't catch that well, I like to think my caginess and speed would make me a great fullback. I am pretty tough to take down."
One picture will be chosen each week to win the title of "Pets Pride of the Week." The weekly winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Uncommon Paws on Exchange Street in Portland, and each week, Morong Falmouth will make a charitable donation to The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland.