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Remembrances of Ruffie…
by Ed Matlack

Friday, June 15, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Last for friendship week...

Another close friend,

Unfortunately I did not have him till his end,

Away he had to be adopted,

Love him I did & will till my eventual end…


We used to walk the Sea Isle beach,

He was my buddy, my friend, my confidant,

So much more to me did he of life, teach,

He helped keep me sane, or at least of it, in reach…


He was “just a dog” some said,

He loved to sleep on my bed,

To me he was more than any other,

Of love he did for me smother…


No other can of him replace,

To me he was never base, but a top hand ace,

Of Rene’s horse Sinders he did love to chase,

He was the best, to replace him will be a hard case…


He came to me of late in a dream,

The one and only time I have of him dreamed,

I think he was saying good bye for now, <tears>

His time to leave this earth had come,

And he came back to tell me in his own way,

I hope to again see him on some distant day…

© ed ~ 6/14/12


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Reviewed by Paul Berube 6/19/2012
Beautiful write about a great friend.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/19/2012
Aw! Sadly our beloved pets leave us one day...but we never forget them...lovely tribute to a dear friend, Ed!

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 6/16/2012
So sad to read about Ruffie, i know he's in Doggie Heaven!! he was such a pretty dog and a faithful friend to you......!! Dreaming of him, is good...though....i dream of mine too at times. It never ends our love for our pets.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/16/2012
I am sorry for your loss, sad to read.

Reviewed by Richard King 6/16/2012
Ed, I'm with Patrick on this one. I've been through a number of painful breakups and it seems the loneliness and sadness linger,,,,,, until a better one comes along. Soon you're laughing and smiling again. Seems like it would work with a four legged friend too. I'd certainly give it a try. Dick
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 6/15/2012
I think you are right, Ed, Rufus came to guide you, to love another 'animal', another spirited soul. I've been lucky enough to kitty-sit one of five we gave to good homes two weeks ago. She is such a sweetie! As were her four siblings! Any new life, human or animal, is a welcome distraction from life.. :)
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/15/2012
They are never just a dog, or cat, or other loving part of the family. They are family and the love you so unconditionally. I share how you feel for him for I have loved many furry and feather friends who had to leave me.


Love and Light
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 6/15/2012
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/15/2012
They love you unconditionally!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/15/2012
Rufus was more than your pet, he was your companion, your brother. No matter what other dogs come your way in the future, you will always hold a special place in your heart for him as you have shown in this fine poem to his memory.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/15/2012
I recall that sad time for you. He cannot be replaced precisely, but you would be amazed how quickly another mutt could dry those tears and tug your heartstrings. Give it a shot. cuz p
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/15/2012
Ahhhhh .... Rufus the rufoid. I think everyone that read your poetic thoughts about the guy (in years past) ended up loving him too. Very handsome he was. Your tears are not wasted. peace to you bubba ... richard
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/15/2012
So touching and such a gorgeous dog,Hope that you so see him again Laura
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/15/2012
so saddening to lose one of our best friends.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/15/2012
Sad to lose a buddy and a friend.

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