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by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
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Dedicated to a Dear Friend of Mine in England,

Who Just Lost Her Precious Ricky,
One of The Great Cats



‘Thou Art the Great Cat,

The Avenger of the Gods,

And the Judge of All Worlds,

The President of the Sovereign Chiefs,

And the Governor of the Holy Circle;

Thou Art, Indeed ... The Great Cat.’


Inscription On The Royal Tombs at Thebes



Dog is my Co-Pilot

Spouse, my Navigator

And Cat, The Great Cat,

Is my Very Sage Philosopher


The very first Great Cat to graciously arrive in my life

Magically materialized on my dog’s sad backyard grave

Although he was only a newborn kitten, he was very wise

This Orange Tabby showed me how to live again, unafraid


Next came the Snowy White Christmas Kitten

Who presented himself as a gift to my future wife

He quickly brought my spouse and myself together

We soon married, he taught us how to end our strife


Next came the Coal Black Southern Feline Infant

Who somehow found me, on a business trip one day

He quickly taught me how to live life far more serenely

He taught me how to always take some time out, to play


Next came the Tiny Flea-Bitten Grey-Striped Orphan

Who somehow managed to survive all alone underground

By helping her, she taught me much more about compassion

In our home, she was always a great reminder to have around


Next came the Very Thin Courageous Brown Spotted Mother

Who was raiding a garbage can, attempting to feed her babies

She soon taught me what true parental love was really all about

Loving and providing for her children, with no ifs, ands, or maybes


Next came The Elderly Black and White Cat Who Spoke To Me

Her lonely cries taught me to have far more respect for the elderly

She quickly became the Matriarch of our ever growing feline clan

All of us soon grew to love her grandmotherly spirit and generosity


Next came far too many Left Behind Felines of Hurricane Katrina

Their great suffering and pain, so powerfully reflected in their cat eyes

They quickly taught me that all forms of life on this earth, are precious

They soon reminded me that tears are good for the soul, and how I cried


Next came Our Tiny Tortoise Shell New Orleans Beauty

Who somehow called out to my very soul, that day I found her

She taught me that it’s possible to start over again, after tragedy

And she reminds me of that every day now, with her joyous purrs


And Finally, came Our Sickly Emaciated Grey-Striped Feral Feline

Who displays much gratitude every day now, just for having a home

This feline lives every day, with a debilitating illness that will kill him

But the courageous way he approaches life, could spark many a poem


Many of us have also now read about wise Oscar, the Nursing Home Cat

He compassionately teaches how to accept death, I’ve no doubt about that



And every day now,

When I very eagerly awaken at dawn,

I soon peer out my back window, and I soon wonder,

When the next Great Cat, will materialize on my lawn



2007, Mr. Ed



“If man could be crossed with cat,

It would improve the man,

But it would deteriorate the cat.”


Mark Twain



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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/1/2007
A great write Ed,, C is for CATS !!!!........M
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/1/2007
lovely that they have found you!! sounds kinda like us
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 8/1/2007
Another fantastic write Ed, as I am a cat lover, I appreciated it, thank you for sharing.

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/1/2007
From Ed, today's Noah's Ark skipper, come another poem about compassion.
Thanks for the lesson, we all should improve, Mark Twain was right!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/31/2007
A history lesson written in prose, in dedication to the teachers of the animal world. Wonderful and so very endearing..... So sorry Ricky has passed on, but now he sits with God never to ache again.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/31/2007
Your last line is prophetic and scary. England is allowing to cross animal DNA into human...
I didn't like Egypt, had a dark presence.

Another fine wine write old buddy boy...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/31/2007
All the cats thank you Ed...
Reviewed by Pauline Dewberry (Reader) 7/31/2007
A beautiful poem Ed - and you are right, Ricky was A GREAT CAT! But then, aren't they all!!!! All the comments are right - you've summed up what our feline companions are capable of teaching us lowly humans. It's just a pity that we don't always apply what we've been taught in the way we deal with one another.
Thanks for the dedication. Ricky would be proud. Love Pauline UK
Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/31/2007
"Our Sickly Emaciated Grey-Striped Feral Feline"

Now that's a mouthful Ed. Say that ten times fast! (-:

My wife and me have a brand new siamese mix - I should post a picture of the crazy little turd. Love it though! One of the best friends we've ever had. Great write brother ...
Blessings ...
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 7/31/2007
Wonderful Ed, Lady J
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/31/2007
Great write Ed, and that comes from one who is allergic to cats.

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 7/31/2007
personally touching for this cat lover...well done, thank you for seeing into their depths and the gifts they offer to humans
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/31/2007
In tears as I was touched by your beautiful stories--so much we can learn from our feline friends-I eagery await my recently ordered book of your stories
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 7/31/2007
What a great cat show. Lovely poem, always compassionate with the feline family. Victor
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 7/31/2007
Ed, as always a wonderful write; I enjoyed, take care, love Holly
Reviewed by George Carroll 7/31/2007
Mark was so right. Well done
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/31/2007
Ain't cats cool?

Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/31/2007
Ed it must be a real pleasure to be a cat in your house,maybe I'll do some shape-shifting and stop by sometime;-)This is beautiful and shows that the reamls of the heart are without bound when you are not afraid to open them to all living things.Bless you,master dominion keeper of God's animal world!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/31/2007
Beautiful write, Ed; there are truly many great cats of the world! I know; I had three in "Friday", "Cajun", and "Ouizer"!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/31/2007

This is beautiful. Filled with love and compassion in feline format, there are many Great Cats...and Great Dogs...and Great Feathered and Furred Creatures. Angels in disguise. :) Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 7/31/2007
Ed, I like your love for animals and I read your writings, I realize how many of the creatures of nature are soldiers for us humans and bring us much love and happiness. This again illustrates the wonders your pen brings to us AD & other readers. This is an exceptional writing of animals alluring ways of bringing comfort into our owners.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/31/2007
With this write you passed a message of care, love and compassion. As usual this is a soul-touching poem that lasts long in the minds of the readers. Well done, dear Ed.

Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 7/31/2007
Who ever it is will bask in the life of luxury, of that I have no doubt. Mr. Ed, you've done it again, pulling at my heartstrings. No messing around with the cat please, woman will love man just as he is, let's not mess up the cat. A beautiful, poem, Mr. Ed. When I die, I want to come back as a cat at your house.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/31/2007
While I am not much for cats, you make them sound so almost human that just maybe someday...ed & rufuz
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/31/2007
Once again your understanding and compassion have reduced me to tears Ed. Long live the incomparable cat. Miss Kitty has five beautiful new babies, what a devoted mother she is!

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