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· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

· Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

· A Survivor's Tale

· Pigs, Turtles, and Bugs!

· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays

· The Dog On The Tracks

· I Am a Dog, Not a Thing

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

· October is 'Adopt-A-Dog' Month

· Pet Theft Is On The Rise

· A Walk With Dogs

· Earth Day Blues

· What Have We Become

· The Victims of Our Cruelty

· The Shredding Machine

· Happy Easter From Valentino

· A Woodland Chat

· Happy First Day of Spring!

· Mud Pups

· Our Self-Centered Society

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  Unconditional Friends
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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To me this ‘left behind’ dog named Bubbles

Typifies what these Katrina pets went through

But it’s truly the very happy endings like this one

Which make everyone involved in rescue less blue


To honor the thousands of ‘left behind’ animals

All Pets Radio has launched a website to remember

Containing interviews stories pictures movies and tributes

To these ‘left behinds’ which debuted the first of September


Here you can read memorials about pets lost

Very happy reunions between animal and man

How Harry Connick, Jr. helped in the relief effort

How to develop your very own pet evacuation plan


Here you can listen to a very sad and enlightening interview

With the dedicated Director of the Louisiana Humane Society

Here you can listen to podcasts of some of my Katrina poems

And even a chat with an animal writer who happens to be me


But every time that I visit this new Katrina memorial website

I find myself watching the rescue movies over and over again

I and thousands of other animal lovers in this vast nation of ours

Hope and pray that this never again happens to our animal friends

The Pets of Katrina – One Year Later


Please Check it Out


And Sadly Enough

Pet Rescue Efforts

Still Continue on the Gulf Coast

One Year after this Devastating Storm


If you’d like to help in any way

This website also contains links

To animal organizations still involved


And if you’re looking for a new pet

Please contact your local animal shelter

There are still very sadly

Many ‘left behind’ animals

Just like Bubbles

Still looking for loving new homes



"Who can believe that there is no soul

Behind those luminous eyes?"


Theophile Gautier



"He will be our friend,

For always and always and always.”


Rudyard Kipling



"If I have any beliefs about immortality,

It is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven,

And very, very few persons will."


James Thurber




“The greatness of a nation,

And its moral progress,

Can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


 Mahatma Gandhi




Unconditional Friends

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 9/2/2006
Unfortuntly I live in an area that is now making it impossible for renters to have animals :-( Here we have to worry about people being homeless because there is not enough homes for the people that are arriving by the day.
Reviewed by Jennifer Croy 9/2/2006
great story about Bubbles and your a great writer and a good friend to our beloved pets. Write on! Jennifer
Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/2/2006
Great piece Ed
Search for the definition
of compassion in a dictioary
And it will be listed under
a pictutre of you
thank you Ed
for all your imformative write
and poetic contributions to the Den

Reviewed by jude forese 9/2/2006
you are a man of character, Ed ...
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 9/2/2006
This is wonderful, Ed! Thank you for all that you do for those who are not able to say with words what their beautiful eyes state so emphatically. For those who cannot physically adopt a pet for whatever reasons, there are many shelters that will allow you to sponsor an animal so that they can live out their natural days in some form of foster care. I didn't mean to grandstand here on your page, Ed, but I just wanted to let people know that there are options to animal adoption. Many are still in great need of our help.
Take care,
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/2/2006
You have great compassion Ed. Victor
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/2/2006
Excellent quotes Ed, and a tender and loving sentiment in this piece.

Richrd Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/2/2006
Still listening to your interview...and I am truly honored to be called your friend Eddie!!

Thank you for sharing!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/2/2006
I just listened to your interview. It made me appreciate even more what you have done and are still doing to help animals. Loved hearing you , makes us mopre familiar with you;-) You should be very proud! Thanks for sharing Ed!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by A PAX 9/2/2006
Oh God
I have two dogs already, but you make me want to adopt
You are such a sales man

Want a bichon freise?


this is touching........
Bubbles is adorable...........
ahhh me in the heart!!!

Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 9/2/2006
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/2/2006
Thanks for taken care of all my brethren & bitches...Rufuz
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 9/2/2006
Dear Ed,

This is so heart-wrenching in its beauty...Not only do I pray for the animals to find loving homes...I lift up prayers for you, and others like you, whose hearts have been seared with indelible images of the tragedy.

God bless you all, and congratulations on your part of All Pets Radio.
Love, Rhonda Hope your foot is back to normal by now........?

PS. Just ANOTHER reason to love Harry! Thanks for sharing that information, as well.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/2/2006
UNCONDITIONAL FRIENDSHIP in any form is not something this world can afford to take for granted. Much gratitude for the reminder and the advocacy--
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/2/2006
A beautiful shining testimony of unconditional love, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS)) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/2/2006
So sad, yet brimming with hope; we must do all we can to help our animal friends! Very well done, my friend; God will bless you for your works here on Earth! I am indeed blessed in knowing you and calling you friend; thank you! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Am feeling mighty blessed today; God is indeed taking care of us! :)
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/2/2006
As I said many times before you can only be rewarded by God, not America or the world over, for all the time and effort you invested in rescuing these pets and for the concern you have shown to them during those difficult times of Katrina disaster .
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 9/2/2006
Ed, this is so very sad and hopeful at the same time. I'm almost scared to go to the Katrina sight, but I will. God bless you and your efforts.

Reviewed by Stacy Mantle 9/2/2006
Ed - You've done SO MUCH for these poor animals, and you've done more than talk or throw money at it, you've been in the middle of the fight... Do you realize how noble that is? You inspire so many people to do more, to do become active instead of passively sitting in their chair, watching the news, complaining about the presidency and FEMA, and how bad our nation is. I just wish everyone could be like you... Your book is inspiring, your work is wonderful and you are a person that I am proud to know and call my friend! Congrats on getting these animals the recognition that they deserve...
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/2/2006
Thurber and Ghandi had it right. Wonderful reminder that there is still work to be done and we all have to do our part for it to succeed. Right on Mr. Ed
Reviewed by Peter Paton 9/2/2006

This heartfelt and compassionate composition remeinded me of that glorious animation " All Dogs Go To Heaven ", and the delightful Bubbles and Co, certainly fit the bill...

Continue in your tireless and energetic efforts on behalf of God's creatures...your reward awaits you in Heaven..


Books by
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Where The Redwing Sings

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

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Cemetery Island

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Gold River Canyon

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Mystery of Madera Canyon

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