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  A Snowflake in August
by Mr. Ed
Monday, August 20, 2007
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"All knowledge,

The totality of all questions and all answers,

Is contained in the dog.”


Franz Kafka



She was found wandering the countryside

Searching for something, lost and all alone

We may never know where she comes from

No collar, tags, microchip, or number to phone


She may have traveled dozens of miles

She may be desperately searching for home

She may have been dumped in the deep forest

She may have wandered from her yard to roam


My neighbors have compassionately taken her in

She’s the sweetest of all canines, without a doubt

But she’s extremely restless, and misses someone

As she wanders all around the yard, pacing all about


My male dogs liked her almost immediately

After all, they’re three outgoing happy males

But she and my feisty little white Chihuahua

Are both aloof, like many mistrusting females


Everyone here has been referring to her as ‘Snowflake’

A most beautiful visitor, in this hot muggy month of August

But as I gaze into her extremely sad and deep set blue eyes

I hope she regains her happiness and her willingness to trust


Each and every time that I encounter a sad, lost animal

Like so many that were left behind after Katrina came

How I always wish that they could tell me their stories

Or at least bark out their address or their human’s name


If you, yourself, love and live with a companion animal

An extremely loving and loyal family member dog or cat

Please don't let them wander, and have them micro-chipped

Animals miss loved ones like we do; I’ve no doubt about that



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Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight
I love dogs they are my entire life I wouldnt be able to live without my babies. I feel bad for the poele who lost her but what I wonder is if someone is out there looking for her. I know its sad to think but no tags no micro chip what if she was no longer wanted. IN any case of an animals despair, lonliness, or saddness I always wish that one day they will be happy agian weather they ran away were abandonded.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
I know they do miss their loved ones....a doggie that I had that went to live with my ex worker..stayed with her after she died in the field.....and he got so sick he died too not to long after!!

The police found their bodies not long after the dog died!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Your "Safe A Pet" project is always so good. You are a savior for many pets who needs love and care. What a wonderful being you are!!!!!

This picture is AMAZING!!!!! It seems to me she is being watched over by a dog's spirit in the background. AMAZING indeed!!!!!

Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
You are absolutely right Ed, I've always said our pet is part of our family and we do all in our power to protect her, A great write and wonderfuladvice for all.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Yes they do miss their loved ones. They, as you already know, will stop eating, drinking and many will go into a very deep depression. So sad when animals are left to their own vices after being cared for. Snowflake is a wonderful name for this gorgeous dog with such sad eyes. Thanks for the extraordinary advice and great write.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
ED... Great story ... and advice...

My niece has a beautiful white Shepherd (sp.?) like Snowflake, named Willow, and weighs about 120 pounds.

As you are very knowledgeable on this topic, might be a good idea to tell pet owners the average cost of this micro-chip procedure... if reasonable, it could be the impetus to have them ACT on it.

Thanks for sharing... Tom.
Reviewed by E T Waldron
That's so true! You are ever the look-out for us Mr Ed and a true dominion keeper!bless you!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
i have known many sweet animals who even though rescued and cared for have that faraway,sad look to them-one horse, though content,continually paced looking always to the East-it is heartbreaking-a good write-
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I agree with the microchipping Ed, but I also have to wonder how long will it be before we will ALL be microchipped...? e
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
I too believe this my friend, upon my arrival home after my sister and I went away for a few days...I could hardly pry Boomer away from my lap, side, or feet...she was alone, as Dennis was here, but I am her constant companion as she is mine! I can't imagine her wondering from home...touching write, I hope Snowflakes owner is found soon, or she adapts or adopts her new family...I'm sure she is in good hands with great neighbors!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Yes, I do believe they morn for their owners. Lady J
Reviewed by Jerry Engler
I'm accustomed to farm dogs that live lives of relative freedom, Ed, and I agree with micro-chipping. Relative freedom means they can disappear from time to time, and it's tough to lose a companion, and never know what happened...Jerry
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
she is a beauty, critters trust us so deeply, their hurt is massive
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is sound advice, Ed. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside
Yes it is disturbing when our animals grow restless. It just goes to show what a natural tranquilliser they are, calming us with their largely silent and supportive presence. Yep, Willow is microchipped and tagged so even if she runs away from home through rebellion, frustration or even ageing senility, I'm afraid she will have no choice but to be returned... And to have to live with my cooking...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
Hmmm, I'm sure most animals would enjoy their freedom, rather than learning human neurosis....

Is it just my CPU or is AD bloody slow..
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader)
So the tramp is aloof? Now ain't she a real lady. As for those who got rid of her, they ought to be ashamed for doing so, animals are to be loved not abondoned. Victor
Reviewed by D Johnson
Mr. Ed, Great blessings on you for being the caring person that you are.

Here's hoping Snowflake finds what she is looking for.

Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader)
I agree with so many others here, sounds like good advice indeed! Blessings, Holly
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Excellent write Ed
Great advice for those who may need it.
thanks for this piece

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Wise words Ed, beautiful girl.
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
Sounds like good advice. I see so many pets wandering.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Someone has commented that micro-chipping a pet sounds very cruel.

I've observed the procedure many times, and some pets never even flinch. It's about as painful as giving one's pet their needed vaccinations, and I truly hope pet owners do that as well.

And a micro-chip has thankfully enabled me to reunite lost pet and grateful human many a time.

And if your lost pet is taken to an animal pound or a shelter these days, it's usually the first thing they check.
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope)
God blessed you with a kind heart and a beautiful mind. Thanks Dear Ed for this wonderful story/poem
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight*® Authors & Creations
Yes... there is no greater sadness than the one deeply set in the eyes of an abandoned or lost animal, it's heartbreaking. Yet, their own broken hearts hurt far more and far longer than ours do, as we observe and, like your compassionate neighbours and yourself, give them a new home - even when it's a truly loving one. I wish for Snowflake that her heart may heal soon.
Love & {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}} to you and yours,
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Nothing is most sadder than looking into the sad eyes of a lost creature that cannot say what it is missing, want and wish.
Its frustration and our frustration should be melted into compassion.
I hope Snowflake one day gets the news that somebody is terribly sad for her absence and are looking for her, withouth stopping.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful Snowflake, Ed. : Sad to see she's out of place: too much of that going on. Thank you for continuing to remind us to take care of our fourlegged friends. Well done.

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