Update on Ed Matlack & Rufuz (Woofie)
by Scott D. Zachary
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
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Ed is doing much better, and Rufuz is getting super fit.
Update on Ed Matlack & Rufuz (Woofie):
Ed is doing quite a lot better. He used a walker to go into see his doctor today. Ed say's he's eating like a bird, but his doctor said his appetite should improve shortly. Ed has lost nearly 100 pounds, down from nearly 300 to 200, which is a good weight for Ed's height. He's speaking much more clearly, and his attitude has improved dramatically...thank you for your prayers. He's even talking about coming out to Kentucky with his friend, Gene, sometime down the line to visit Rufuz.
Rufuz (I call him Woofie) is doing great, and he's fabulous company out here on the ranch. When he and I initially returned from New Jersey on August 10th, it was an ordeal for him to run up the steep 900-foot section of my driveway from my shop to the house. He's come a long ways in his physical prowess since then...yesterday, Woofie chased me around for nearly three hours while I was finish mowing the three or four miles of hilly walking trails that meander all over the ranch, and he's learned all of the shortcuts. Every time I thought I had lost him, he would pop over a ridge or out of the woods. I pointed out a deer to Woofie yesterday morning, and he must have done a hundred-yard dash in well under seven seconds chasing after that deer. Now I'm going to have to teach him not to chase the deer, because I like to feed them and watch them. When I am working at my desk at night, Woofie and Zach (my longhaired tabby cat) curl up together under my feet. When I went into town on Monday, I left Woofie at home for the first time, and the cab of my pickup truck sure seemed empty. Woofie picked up a horde of fleas while running all over the ranch, so I took him to the vet this morning for some more flea stuff, and all the gals at the vet's office were totally enamored with him. It didn't bother me much at all when my wife moved out while I was in New Jersey last month, but I can see already that it will be another story when Ed comes to pick up Woofie some day.
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|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|So happy to hear that Ed and Rufie (Woofie) are coming along; happy news indeed! Know he is still in my prayers/thoughts! Thank you for being such a good friend to him; Ed needs that in his life!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
|Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
|It is so good to read much happier news about Ed; and that his poor health is improving. Losing that weight don't hurt him :o)...just might be a "plus" for his diabitis. Rufus/Woofie seems to really be enjoying himself, good exercize and fresh air; he, too, will be trim and fit! Woof! Woof! to our beautiful boy!
You are a good friend to have, and we know Ed is so appreciative...for you...Rene...and others.
thanks MUCH for the update...
Blessings - Micke
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|At library, can't be on long (modem croaked, no chance of resuscitation) - next time you talk to Ed, please tell him he continues to be in my prayers, as is Rene and Rufuz (and you) - he better remember it was God who brought him through - better than any Depends - thank you for the update, great news and answers to prayer!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
Thank you for this, it's comforting to know that Ed is doing heaps better. 100 pounds is terrific, he won't know himself. Always good comes out of awful situations, and it's great to know that Ruffie ( Woffie) is settled, and getting more exercise too.
Give Ruffie a pat, and mate, take one on the back for yourself, for being a top friend.
Hear from Y'all soon ok.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Happy to read this...imagine Ed being skinny...it's like imagining me being twiggy..,quite serious stuff to imagine...but healthwise it can only do good to the heartpart!!
Be well my friend and please don't let the fleas bite.....lol!!
Great picture you painted of you and Woofie running....poetry in motion!!
|Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
|Thanks for the update on our friend Ed and the national dog. I'm so glad you were able to take him in. I hope your wife comment was in jest...then again I do have an ex and I understand if it was not. Best wishes. Patrick|
|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|How delightful, Scott, Ed's progress and your message! Was smiling and chuckling about 'RuWoof's' antics, just like with Ed! Thank you. Keep on keeping on, Ed. You are missed.