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Just A Dog
By Mr. Ed   

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“From time to time,

People tell me to lighten up,

‘It’s just a dog.’

 

If you, too, think it's 'Just a dog,’

 You probably use phrases like:

Just a friend’ or ‘Just a sunrise’

Or ‘Just a promise.’”

 

Author Unknown

 

 

 

I was sent a saddening e-mail

About a dog chained in a yard

‘No Food, No Love, No Hope’

For this dog, life was too hard

 

I went to the address given to me

His plight soon brought me to tears

Concerned neighbors informed me

He’d been chained out here, for years

 

In summer’s heat, this dog lacked enough fresh water

In winter’s cold, he was without any shelter of his own

To myself and others, this canine deserved far better

And we now pledged to find him a much better home

 

We soon enlisted the help of a law enforcement officer

Who tried to convince his owner that this wasn’t right

So this human pretended to show a little compassion

He took the dog inside, until the officer left that night

 

By the very next morning, this canine was chained again

So, several people now began complaining to the police

His owner eventually tired of all the fuss over ‘just a dog’

And he eventually changed his mind, and signed a release

 

This neglected dog has been taken to an animal hospital

Where he is being treated for malnutrition and parasites

Now, everyone involved in this rescue, is finally satisfied

To all of us, he is not ‘just a dog’ - to us, he, too, has rights

 

 

If Mankind’s Devoted Best Friend,

Is Far More Than ‘Just a Dog’ To You,

Please Report All Abuse That You Encounter,

Until All of This Man-Made Abuse is Through.

 

And Please Help Us Spread The Word,

That October is ‘Adopt A Dog Month;’

So Many of Them Need a New Friend,

Please Help Us To Save The Life of One.

 

 

 

©October 2012, Mr. Ed

 

 

 

       
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