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  A Boy and a Dog
by Mr. Ed
Monday, August 22, 2005
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“Someone to face the day with,
Make it through all the mess with,
Someone I'll always laugh with,
Even at my worst, I’m best with you.”


The Rembrandts,

I’ll Be There For You



There was a scruffy young homeless pup

And there was a sad impoverished little boy

They lived in cities four hundred miles apart

And for neither of them did life hold very much joy


The little city boy had very few friends

He spent his summer days at the city library

The scruffy little pup had no friends at all

Trembling in a cage so terrifyingly scary


One hot muggy summer afternoon at the library

The boy found a picture of this pup on the Internet

And the plight of this dog really touched the little boy’s soul

Soon he wished that Scruffy could be his best friend and pet


So he sent an urgent e-mail to the animal shelter

In a city that was over four hundred miles away

“Dear People who have poor Scruffy in that cage,

Can you please send him to my house right away?”


“I promise that I will give him a good home,

I promise that I will take real good care of him,

I promise that I will feed Scruffy everyday,

And I promise to love him forever,” signed Tim.


But unfortunately the city pound had no transport

And it was impossible to send a dog so many miles

So they sent Tim a very somber note explaining it all

Making him sad and miserable for a very long while


But luckily a kind hearted soul at the distant city pound

Contacted a volunteer organization that could possibly help

And when young Tim heard that Scruffy was really on his way

Almost everyone in that huge library heard his wildly joyous yell


Scruffy the once homeless pup arrived at Tim’s home yesterday

And the bright gleam in both of their faces was one of pure joy

And I would gladly drive another eight hundred miles tomorrow

To unite another pet with such a marvelous deserving young boy



"To his dog, every man (boy) is a King;

No matter how rich or poor he might be."

- Aldous Huxley



Many Child and Animal Welfare Organizations today are woefully under funded, and usually in desperate need of volunteers.  Maybe you could find it in your heart to devote a few hours to one of their very worthy causes.

Both these needy kids and these needy animals will be forever grateful.








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Reviewed by Bennett 3/4/2007
Your poetry gives on so m uch meaning that you have to recieve positive feedback from all that review. Thanks for sharing with me and many others here on the lovely Den.
Reviewed by Natalie Pomroy (Reader) 12/19/2006
Now Ed

This is a beautiful tale, one that happens all the time over here in the UK, we (inculding me) move dogs and cats from Pounds to safe rescue spaces then onto their foster homes, all in our 'spare' time, what a wonderful wonderful story.

Thanks so much for sharing it.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/23/2005
Miracles do happen for the homeless pup and the friendless boy. I'm so glad for them both to be united made possible by a kind-hearted samaritan such as you. You are so kind to have done this.

A very moving story indeed!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 8/22/2005
This brought tears to my eyes. Your heart must be as big as an elephants. It's been a while since I helped out at the shelter. Thanks for the reminder. ~ Sara
Reviewed by L. Figgins 8/22/2005
You do know how to tug at the heartstrings...remember the song, "Shiloh"?

'Shiloh when I was young
I used to call your name
When no one else would come
Shiloh you always came and we'd play...'

That song came immediately to mind apon reading this. You're just an old softy and we're glad of it, Ed! Keep up your good work...
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 8/22/2005
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/22/2005

A Truly Moving piece of the Purity in a boy's heart for a
Scruffy pup and how it all comes together in real happiness
is sensational!
Outstanding Ed!
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/22/2005
Hey, the Turner stole my line!! I said that to HIM ealier! What'ho, squabblin again, Dad! Nonetheless, this is just like wot life oughta be, with Fairy Godfathers truckin along through thick and thin to bring cross-species soulmates together... 800 miles, Ed?! I'd need a plane for that! No wonder you think that Andy and I meet up down the pub every night... I shall call you Frank The Great from now on... LOL Kate The Late xx
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/22/2005

A truly moving, poignant piece--writing about boys and their dogs always gets me. Why? The unbreakable bond between two pals, no matter what. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Reginald Birch (Reader) 8/22/2005
A Good Samaritan you must be Ed, makes one look at our self and ask, what was the last good deed I did?

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/22/2005
Very moving story Ed!!

Thanks for sharing!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Sue Hess 8/22/2005
this brought tears to my eyes, i'm a sucker for a boy and his dog stories
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/22/2005
beautiful write with a super message; always a friend to the animals, and you are a true angel of this earth! spectacular and heart tugging write, as only you can do! very well done! bravo!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/22/2005
Blimey Ed. Fact is better than fiction.
The modern day St Francis.
Most moving, a story he'll tell his grand kids..
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 8/22/2005
Awwwww. This is so sweet. Dogs truly are great medicine. Hope this inspires more people to adopt. One of our Yorkies was rescued by the Yorkshire Terrier Rescue Organization. Lucky enough to find her through a NC contact. She had been abused so bad, she lost sight in her left eye. Almost lost the eye!! But her original owner had adored her, can it shows. Sugar is THE most
loving dog. Okay, she gives brother Nick a hard time when food
is involved. But hey, food is FOOD!!

So many wonderful dog stories, aren't there? They have rescued so many of u s.

Thanks for all you are doing to make the world more dog-friendly.

You're the best!

'Pea' <3
Reviewed by jude forese 8/22/2005
a wonderful, heartfelt offering with an important message ...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/22/2005
I love reading such wonderful news! :-) Thanks for sharing this story with us.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/22/2005
Such a caring, compassionate thing for you to do, Ed...your reward is seeing the bright smile on the boy and knowing his love for the dog, though you will have an everlasting reward in the next life...nice story brought a tear to my eye...thanks, Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/22/2005
A wonderful heart warming write Ed, a kind heart is a true gift!

peace, Carole
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/22/2005
Reminds me of " Old Faithful " in the Greyfriars Bobby Tale Ed !
Very endearing composition
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2005
Little Eddie, you are a saint to both the dog and the boy, and may you forever be blessed with your caring heart that knows how to give beyond the norm...Beautiful poetic work, so glad you're back!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/22/2005
Beautifully shared, Ed. Thank you for this gift. Love and peace.

Reviewed by George Carroll 8/22/2005
You sure bring a lot of happiness to people as a volunteer driver and to so many pets. God love you and people like you who know the true meaning of happiness.
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 8/22/2005
A heart warming poem. I had a scruffy little dog when I was growing up.

Peace and happiness
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/22/2005
A very heart-touching write. Ed. Keep these stories coming please
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