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I want a new doggie...
by Ed Matlack

Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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But he/she’s got to be just right,

Not too heavy and not too light,

A bit of hair to cover his body,

Has to be clean, not cheap or shoddy…


I guess I want another Rufuz,

Full of ginger & lovingly full of fuzz,

Loving his dad as I did love him,

Dragging me along on walks,

To help keep neat and trim…


Something like an Australian shepherd,

Or maybe even a Lab or Chesapeake mix,

I have already picked out a good name,

Want to name him or her Jersey,

Just need some companionship, though,

What with happened last year, both to Rufuz & I,

I am still a bit reluctant to allow my love for a dog to grow,

Thought even about a cat, but do they allow in my park a leopard…;-)?



© ed ~ 5/8/10

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/12/2010
Make sure to adopt and as for the Australian...well they need a job to do, and while herding you would be a full time job, it wouldn't be enough. I vote for mutt. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/11/2010
Get that dog, Ed! You hear me, young man??

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/10/2010

Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/9/2010
Ed, I so understand your feelings. When Harry, my Yorkie was suddenly killed (by a falling garage door) along with Harry I was crushed; he really and me mentally. But living alone I had to have... Okay, you and I and millions of others do not think of these friends as dogs but as family, as "kids," and I had to have a kid to say "hello:, and "goodnight," and "so-long" to. And, though I'll always remember and love Harry, as I do all my kids that came before him, if it didn't happen at that exact time, if poor Harry hadn't have died at that exact time I would not have Kody. So, my friend, don't wait too long because there is a new "kid" that is waiting for you to give him love and a home and want's nothing more in life then to have you for his best pal.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/9/2010
No leopard....but a doggie will be good...Holding thumbs!!

Love Stinky
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 6/9/2010
I'm with Mr. Ed on this one.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 6/9/2010
I think the time is right it took me awhile before I could get past China...go for it Sir and your DVD is on its way...should be there by the weekend.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/9/2010
The shelters are all overflowing with adorable dogs, needing a loving new home. Get in that old new car of yours, and drive over to one!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/9/2010
fingers crossed again
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 6/8/2010
Dogs are so much fun! We got a Weimaraner about 4 months ago from the Weimaraner rescue. Rosie is the most loving loyal dog ever! Hope you can get a dog soon.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/8/2010
Ihope you find the friend you need, as you seem to be making a great comeback, new to you car, job etc.
PS I lost the motor in my Grand AM yesterday so back to hoofing it or borrowing cars.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/8/2010
I hope your quest brings good results soon, Ed. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/8/2010
Didn't know Rufuz was gone. You will replace him soon, missing Rufuz too though. I wish I could of replaced my cocker Joy, but apt allows no dogs, so I have a cat Thomasina.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/8/2010
Well, you could move out here to Wise County because they do, and panthers and other very large cats. It's hard, because you will always love Rufuz, but I would bet you have plenty of love to share with another...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/8/2010
... there's always a fluff-shaped hole in our hearts ready for some animal companshionship, Dear Ed... And we all know each is unique and can never be replicated or replaced - not that we would want to. My old Willow dog is plainly not long for this mortal coil. I am adjusting to that understanding and enjoying her all the more because. I would think a leopard might just be a bit high maintenance... would bring ME out in spots, anyways! But keep your heart open and your match will be right along just as soon as...

Sorry about the cut-out of my cell phone batteries the other night! :)) I told you they were on the blink - and thanks for the luverly poem: I live a few miles back up-river from the actual Harbour, along the River Frome. But the whole Harbour is sandy-beached, making boating DIVINE!! My love to you, dear Friend. Hope the new job is also going well.... xxxx

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