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  Louizianne
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, January 21, 2006
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“If you pick up a starving dog,


It will not bite you.


That is the principal difference


Between a dog and a man.”


 


Mark Twain


 


 


 


She had run for her life in terror


The day Hurricane Katrina came


She was now lost starving and alone


Her life now would never be the same


 


She finally found some refuge


Under a deep dark overpass


But she was thirsty and hungry


Her will to live began fading fast


 


Luckily a kindhearted motorist


Spotted her hiding in the shadows


And she began leaving food and water


On her commute to work as she’d go


 


This dog had finally found a friend


This kind woman visited every day


But she truly fretted about this dog


Hoping to find her a home some way


 


So this woman eventually called us


And asked us if we could catch her


She had noticed this dog was injured


Having spotted blood on her matted fur


 


So we too began hiding there in the dark


Having set a live-trap with tasty food bait


And for this forlorn orphan to enter our trap


We truly didn’t have that very long to wait


 


The morning we caught this distraught dog


For us was truly very joyous and very grand


As we raced her off to our warm safe haven


I named this very frightened canine – Louizianne


 


Now the days and nights of fear and hunger


Are finally over for our very sweet Louizianne


And with just a little more compassion and luck


A new loving home in her future would be grand


 


 


©2006, Ed Kostro


 

  


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/2/2006
I don't know how I missed this one, Ed, you tug at the heart with your compassionate love for the misplaced. God bless you and the four legged creatures you want to care for. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Please read "THIS is Love?" about some very disturbing news I heard today. Thank you--
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/23/2006
hope her home has become a reality
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/22/2006
Thank you for sharing all of your compassionate rescue stories Ed.
love and peace to you...

Carole
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 1/22/2006
How very kind!
Safi
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 1/21/2006
This is super Ed...reminds me of the "cats Of Ingles"

Ingles is the only grocery store in our town and over the last few years the patrons have adopted a bevey of cats that live just outside the fence row. People will go in the store and buy bags of food and feed them...someone even brought them a cat house and placed it over the fence for them...I truly enjoyed this write sir.
Reviewed by jude forese 1/21/2006
your compassion for misplaced animals is extremely noble, Ed ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore 1/21/2006
You know how to touch the heart.
Reviewed by SeRaPhiMa HuMMiNgByRd 1/21/2006
~*~ Dearest Ed... I am in utter gratitude to you for your overflowing loving Compassion and your deeply empathetic Awakened and Enlightened Heart... rushing forward in all care and concern to Protect... Love... and Save our preciously pure~hearted Kindred... the suffering Beloved Divine Animals and Creatures! Much Love and Ambrosial {{{Hugs}}} To You Ed! ~*~ Shivani ~*~
Reviewed by Only A Poet 1/21/2006
a wonderful story of the beauty of an animal and the kindness of man. enjoyed this very much My Friend
Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 1/21/2006
Such a beautiful story with a happy ending - It does not end this way for all - God does indeed give us the courage to go on till we are found and given help
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/21/2006
May it be as you wish, Ed.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/21/2006
God bless :-)
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 1/21/2006
Ed you're a sweetheart. This touched me deeply and made me feel grateful for people like you who truly do care.
Here is hoping that Louizianne finds a great home.
Chanti
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/21/2006
Awwwwwww...God bless those who care!!

Yhank you Eddie,

Welcome back dear one!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by J M 1/21/2006
This is so powerful and uplifting too Ed. We had many of the pets flown into our city that had been separated from their masters they all found homes and are still awaitinf on lists incase they can be reunited. Thank you for this humanity be kind to the wee ones. :)
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/21/2006
It is wonderful to hear the positive stories about the abandoned animals of the gulf, Ed. There are so many sad stories and each one breaks my heart. Thank you for this post and I will say a prayer of thanks for that kind-hearted motorist who was perhaps the first person involved in the saving of the life or Louizianne.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/21/2006
An uplifting finish to this tale of woe little eddie!
so glad the animal world has another Assissi...

tiger lilly
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 1/21/2006
very poetic human story Ed, tounching, life can be a might hard on us humans and the animals
Reviewed by Peter Paton 1/21/2006
I'm sure a good home will be forthcoming for this poor and helpless creature Ed !
Good to see you back in the Den after your industry and efforts down in Loiusiana !
The picture conveys the magnitude and scale of the task in hand, facing the animal rescuers in New Orleans and elsewhere
Peter
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