I was just going through some old photos when I saw Rufus. My wife and I adopted Rufus when we were trying to start a family. Rufus is a monkey... well, to be more accurate, Rufus is a picture of a monkey.
My wife and I got married almost 14 years ago, and it took us a while to have our first kid. Not for lack of trying, mind you, it just didn't come together for a few years. During this period of our lives, we had Rufus. My wife even had a picture of Rufus pinned to her office wall.
Here's our Rufus. He looks exactly the same as when he first came into our lives. We don't need him anymore, but it's good to know he's still around.