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  Dog Of The Year
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
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“Keep smilin', keep shinin,'

Knowin' you can always count on me,

For sure,

That's what friends are for.


For good times and bad times,

I'll be on your side, forever more,

That's what friends are for.”


Dionne Warwick,

That’s What Friends Are For



Meet Ilia – ASPCA’s 2008 Dog of the Year;

A Very Special Canine, Who Alleviates Fear



His young friend and master, Cole Massie

Is ten-years old, and suffers from Cerebral Palsy

Ilia – a very special black Lab, Golden Retriever mix

Has been providing Cole with inspiration during therapy


“This wonderful dog inspires and motivates my son,

Far better than anyone else ever has,” says Cole’s Mom

“Ilia has a very special healing touch, that cannot be taught,

He provides amazing incentive to Cole, and keeps my boy calm.”


This summer, Cole was faced with difficult life-changing surgery

That would enable him to walk, and free him from his wheelchair

Young Cole was fearful of this surgery, and only decided to have it

When he was told that his faithful friend, Ilia, for him, would be there


Ilia – Cole’s extremely dedicated companion and service dog

Traveled more than 7,000 miles to be by his young friend’s side

And at an ASPCA award ceremony in New York City next month

Boy and Dog, will accept Ilia’s ‘Dog Of The Year’ award with pride


Young Cole Massie is now on his way,

To becoming an independent walker;

And his truly remarkable canine friend, Ilia,

Will be by his side – every step of the way.



Now That’s What True Friends Are For,

Especially Our Extremely Loyal Furry Ones;


And Yet One More Reason, I’ll Love Dogs,

Until My Own Time On This Earth, Is Done.



©2008, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Regino Gonzales, Jr. 10/8/2008
What a simple yet beautiful world of a child and his loyal dog. Thank you Ed.

Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 10/4/2008
Dogs are always full of compassion. Great write.
Reviewed by Connie Faust 10/3/2008
I love dogs and dog stories, so this really hit the spot! More than that, I have a grandson with CP, so it is especially thrilling to read about this youngster's successful surgery, and the love between him and his dog. Good work!

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/2/2008
what a touching and wonderful story!
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 10/1/2008
Great tribute to an amazing K9.
Wonderful work, Ed!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/1/2008
This is such a lovely and heart touching story. Your writes are always filled with such inspiration!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/1/2008
Always inspiring , always tocuhing our souls with such beautiful writes. The depth of friendship such as this one can not be understood only by those who have it but also by those who lack it.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 9/30/2008
What a fantastic, embracing story and the companionship afforded between this young man and his dog. The way it is supposed to be, sharing love....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Michael Guy 9/30/2008
Thanks so much for bringing us this touching great story! I'm going to renew my membership in ASPCA right away, its overdue. Someday, I'll have a dog; I've done my thing for cats! Keep up the stories...
blessings, mike
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 9/30/2008
I say awesome with tears in my eyes. God bless. Liz
Reviewed by Glenda Bixler 9/30/2008
Wow! Such a wonderful story to share...and a lovely tribute you've created!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/30/2008
Love them a little and they will love you back a lot.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/30/2008
He deserves it and this is a wonderful write Ed.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/30/2008
Great story of real life and heros...canine and human.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 9/30/2008
....a dedicated friend, making all the difference in the world to this remarkable boy,,, prayers and hugs to both of them.
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 9/30/2008

Such a truly inspirational story. It's wonderful that the little boy is on his way to recovery, and his pet is getting recognition for his part. Animals are wonderful.

Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/30/2008
Mr. Ed,
These dogs will be rewarded in some way for their faithful service. A beautiful tribute, Ed.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/30/2008

A boy and his dog: both special! Absolutely heartwarming. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 9/30/2008
What blessed enlightent beings they are, Angels for a better word, thanks Ed for this wonderful morning waker uper Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/30/2008
Yes Ed we have always known that a dog is a man's well anyones best friend. They are loyal and loving and yes true till the end. Thank you for sharing this blessing with us Ed. Congratulations to IIia and Cole.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 9/30/2008
Beautiful and very touching words you have written here dear man...well done indeed...stay safe and well...Hugsssssssssss
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/30/2008
Happy to see a happier note from you today...such loyalty can only be found in a doggie...ed & Rufuz [w00f]
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 9/30/2008
Ed, this truly is an inspirational story and one with a happy ending--although it is a new beginning for the young boy. How fortunate that he derives strength from his loving pet. A nice enjoyable read.
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 9/30/2008
Ilia sure does have MY vote :-)

We wish that humans could all learn to be such steadfast friends in need and deed.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/30/2008
God bless Cole and his faithful companion Ilia; absolutely heartwarming write, Ed! (And God bless YOU!)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Bonnie May 9/30/2008
You couldn't have picked a better title for this heart touching poem and inspirational one at that. Thank you Ed for sharing such a lovely story with us. God bless them and you. Love, Bonnie

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Where The Redwing Sings

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Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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