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by Mr. Ed
Saturday, April 17, 2004
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It was a very pleasant morning in Canyon Bryce,

Not a creature was stirring, not even the mice.


The sun was shining; the day was most grand,

This trip was even better than I had planned.


As Rebecca and I pleasantly strolled along,

My mood was heavenly, my heart filled with song.


Suddenly, Rebecca heard a stirring high in the trees,

She quickly gazed up in wonder, at what she did see.


“Ed, look up there!  What the heck is that?”


“That, my dear, is a Ring-tailed Cat!”


“A what?” she exclaimed, now most curious.

“Hush, Rebecca, before it becomes furious.”


“And please notice its extremely large eyes and ears,

“They make it quite easy, to see and hear you my dear!”


“You mean, you mean, it might attack?”

“Oh, yes, indeed, and jump on your back!”


As Rebecca rushed off, I chuckled with glee,

“Come back here, silly, it’s harmless – really!”


“This creature is docile; it eats insects and mice,

These ring-tailed cats are really quite nice.”


“It’s actually related to a raccoon, and not to a cat,

Come on over here, dear, and examine its scat!”


“It lives in these canyons, and hunts mostly at night,

It’s a wonderful creature, so please lose your fright.”


“Then why did you scare me, you silly old fool?”


“Why?  Because I love you – and you’re so cool!”


“Let’s just keep walking, and quit scaring me, Ed,

“Or I swear I will smack you - very hard - in the head.”


“Yes, dear.”



Just returned from our marvelous trip West.  Saw some fantastic scenery: red rock canyons, snow-capped mountain ranges, and cool blue alpine lakes.  And spotted some extremely intriguing critters: ring-tailed cats, elk, bighorn sheep, buffalo, red-tailed hawks, road runners, mule deer, and a few fruit bats.


Marveled at them all, and at the splendor of Nature’s grandeur.


Sometimes, road trips are just what the doctor ordered.   


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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 4/18/2004
A ring-tailed cat? It's a lemur. My hubby loves lemurs. I personally think lemurs are smart. There's a Canyon Bryce? Hmm... smiles! Yep, we have many wonders in the West.
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 4/18/2004
Hilarious, whitty and so nice! I'm always enjoy reading your nature stories. Franz
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 4/18/2004
My all-time favorite vacation was the week I spent in Arizona. Awesome. Ancient volcanoes, GRAND canyons, ancient Indian cave dwellings, and much, much more. And don't forget--those GIANT cactuses! If I could only go on one more vacation in my lifetime, I would go back there. However, man's greed is taking over in Arizona also. The last time I drove through Tuscon and Phoenix, the air pollution was so thick that I could barely breathe. Glad you and your lovely wife thoroughly enjoyed yourselves.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/17/2004
This was excellent and sounds so fun!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/17/2004
She owes you one scare Ed.
Glad you two had a safe trip.......
Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 4/17/2004
So glad you both are back safe and sound!
What a sounds like you had a ball..and
got some needed R&R.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/17/2004
Ed you're such a tease;-)...So glad to have you back!
wonderful poem,and info on the ring tail...Bryce Canyon too!
Glad you and your wife enjoyed it!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/17/2004
You are a blighter:)) glad I'm not alone, welcome home, I'm off to New York now my permission to fly has come from the hospital, beware something my be lurking in wood shed..HAHAHA ARE:))
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/17/2004

welcome back--you've been missed :)

i adore this write--here, kitty kitty :)

(((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

said that to a skunk once--LOL thank God i didn't get sprayed :)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/17/2004
Thank you for sharing this...welcome back!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 4/17/2004
I loved this tale, Ed. Tell Rebecca I think you deserve that whack on the head! (smiles) I am so, so jealous of your trip. Wow, it sounds so relaxing, so breathtaking! Good to see you posting again, my friend.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/17/2004
Great write ... Ed
Ring tail cat?
kool looking

Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 4/17/2004
I'm so glad that you, and your wife had such a nice vacation...
Beautiful picture, and your poetry is such a delight to read! LOL

"As Rebecca rushed off, I chuckled with glee,
“Come back here, silly, it’s harmless – really!”... poor Rebecca,
to scare like that. LOL

A most wonderful write!

What Ted said, looks like my cousin Richie haha

Love, Sheila
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/17/2004
Glad you had fun! AWWWW, what a cutie that little ring-tailed cat is!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 4/17/2004
That looks like my cousin Richie from Ohio. Did you get its name?
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/17/2004
Sounds like you two had a blast...Good on you!

What a cute lil' reminds me of an Aussie Marsupial....Good to read you Ed.......ty, Dani
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/17/2004
Boy, is Rufuz jealous, just look at that pretty tail...did you take that picture, Ed, the poem is so much fun, a wonderful tale, although I better not take Rufuz there, or that tail would be his...LOL! Good to have you back but I bet you wish you were still there, Peace thru Relaxation, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/17/2004
Good for you and Rebecca to have an enjoyable vacation. Your poetry reflects the joy you both shared in this quest west. Welcome back and your pic is awesome.
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/17/2004
Welcome back Ed...have really missed you and
your humorous writing...I never saw one of
these and to say the least I am intrigued by it..
I love the humor in this poem..gave me a big
smile stop scaring your wife...
remember she cooks for you...LOL...did you hear
there was a cougar loose in lake county Illinois..
I dont know if they caught it good to
be reading you...loved this...floria
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 4/17/2004
Welcome back, you 'silly old fool'.. (grin) ooooo... your 'critter' reminds me of one of my all-time favorite animals: lemurs! Sigh.. I sit for long times watching them at the zoo... how I would love to visit them in Madagascar, where they are quite seriously and really in danger of losing their only home! But, I digress... Thank you for bringing me with you today... you are, indeed, refreshed because the entire rhyme and meter was lovely to read, no doubt inspired by the subject matter. It just tickles me, Ed, the way you do your "slice of life" pieces, detailed with dialogue and visuals of how it came about. By the way, "because I love you" in defense of frightening your dear wife SHOULD get you that gentle whack on the head! Very clever, Mr. K... hmmmmm.. (grin). I am very happy to see you back! Please do more of these, with your treasure trove of new experiences. Sigh.. katy xox.
Reviewed by A PAX 4/17/2004
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 4/17/2004
A nice break...Well written poem. Awesome picture.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 4/17/2004
I went West in 1997- the vacation of a lifetime.
I know I'll never have such an amazing time again.
My friend works for the wildlife service, and for me to just tag along was an experience beyond compare.
Thanks for the memories.
Excellant poem.
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