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How does he know…?
by Ed Matlack
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So many have written of a dogs loyalty, as I have many times, but Rufuz is unfathomable in his love & it can be seen in his actions...e

I get upset, maybe over a mouse that does not work,

Or I just say an errant word or a four letter one,

I don’t seem to raise my voice or falter,

Nor do seem to notice myself of anything alter…


Still he comes over and at me & does stare,

He sits next to me, looking at me like a hungry bear,

He lays his head on my knee with a loving glare,

I bend down to hug him & a kiss I get as if he does care…


How does he know I am the least bit upset,

Granted if I was to no one in particular yell,

But even when I am still basically calm,

He comes over and rubs against & licks my palm…


He is my dog, my protector, my companion,

Between us our bond is quite tight,

We treat each other with everything right,

I am his dad, he is my boy, as well he is my loving light…



© ed & Rufuz 4/14/09

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Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Rufuz deserves every kind word and thought your give him, Ed. How great you two found one another; faithful friends, both. Ahhh...I adore this poem!!
Blessings and Love to Two Friends! - Micke
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
You and Rufie are blessed to have another, particularly on your days where you feel that nobody cares. Well, I am here to tell you HE cares, and so do many others! And so does God, even though you may not want to believe in Him!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Same way you know he knows, You're in tune my friend, because their is a bridge of love between you, and just as Georg sais in his last few words, it's very deep, you are blessed. Peace Brother!Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
How Does He Know? He's Rufuz, the WonderDog! :) He knows you need a friend; he loves you as you are; just accept that love and run with it! You are a blessed man, my dear Ed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Smells and body language are their world, oh and unconditional love to boot. It must be wonderful to be a dog. Great tribute here. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Canines are much wiser,
Than many care to believe;
Be extra nice to good old Rufuz, today,
Take him for a long walk - Brother Pee Wee
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Rufuz loves his daddy,and I can see why...very sweet indeed...have a wonderful and safe day both of you....Hugsss
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
I dont know where I would be without my Abby or my Mychael they are both great dogs, as is Rufuz, thank you for sharing and thank you for your comment on my poem
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
They, our pets, are a mystery, perhaps they can feel our bad vibes, or our sad ones, even when we smile they will wag their tails participating in whatever is making us happy.
And over all, why they don't have a bad day but are ready 100% for us?
Rufuz is the only one in your life that will never break your heart.


Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams
Rufuz is a hunk! Very sweet face, very sweet poem. I would refer you to my poem, "Emmy" if you are curious how I feel about dogs...I need to write a new one as she is a year old now. It was a pleasure to read your poem, Ed, thanks. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by L. Figgins
Ah, you old softy. This is a very cool write. What a face! Rufuz looks wise. Think he's worried about his papa. Dogs can sense auras you know...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
such a beautiful thing-the love of a dog--i know he loves you dearly--just look at those eyes!
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