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A Tale of Two Dogs
By Mr. Ed   

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“Every dog is a gentleman;

I hope to go to their heaven,

Not man’s.”

 

Mark Twain

 

I don’t believe that any dog, is inherently vicious

We vicious human beings, attempt to make them so

The story of Brutus and Rebus, is a very good example

And, theirs is a tale, that every human being, should know

 

Three vicious dog fighters, had been torturing, both of these dogs

Forcing them, to battle each other, so they could make a lot of cash

When the Sheriff’s Department raided their basement dog fighting ring

Both of these dogs were almost dead - wounded, bleeding, and fading fast

 

Fifty human beings, including young children, were all delighting, in their agony

Not one of them, cared one bit, that both of these dogs, would now be put to sleep

But very uncharacteristically, a compassionate member of Animal Care and Control

Decided that both of these dogs, deserved a chance, and their lives, they would keep

 

Both Brutus and Rebus were brought back to health, after months of medical rehabilitation

And, many of us followed this court case, with much interest, in these two tortured canines

The Judge made a most unusual, and a very much needed ruling, in this animal cruelty case

These three vicious dog fighters, had to pay for both dogs’ huge medical bills, in hefty fines

 

Today, nearly two years after their lives were spared, Brutus and Rebus, are the best of friends

They’re both very docile around human beings, and they now live together, on a sanctuary farm

We, as a nation, have to start advocating for much tougher animal cruelty laws, and enforcement

So that many other dogs, like Brutus and Rebus, can live out their lives, without torture or harm

 

Each and Every Day, In Our Nation, Today,

Thousands of Animals, Suffer Immense Cruelty;

It is Our Species, That Exhibits This Viciousness,

And This Fact, Should Fill None of Us, With Glee.

 

 

 

 

I helped to rescue quite a few so called ‘Vicious Pit Bulls,’

After Hurricane Katrina had tragically devastated New Orleans;

The vast majority of these canines were quite docile, and appreciative,

Most canines, if treated with kindness and compassion, are rarely mean.

 

I don’t believe that any dog, is inherently vicious,

We vicious human beings, attempt to make them so;

The story of Brutus and Rebus, is a very good example,

And, theirs is a tale, that every human being, should know.

 

 

 

©2010, Mr. Ed

 

 
  
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