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  Another Wondrous Reunion
by Mr. Ed
Monday, January 19, 2009
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I wish every soldier in the world,

Past, present, and future,

Came home to a welcome like this.”


Army Specialist Gwen Beberg


-And So Do I-



A wondrous reunion just took place

Between a soldier and a dog from Iraq

This soldier had rescued this canine

In the desert, in a burning pile of trash


And the bond that had quickly formed

Between this soldier and this dog in Iraq

Made this soldier want to assist this dog

She was determined to bring Ratchet back


Of course, the military now tried to stop her

But thousands of us signed letters and petitions

So, Congress and the military eventually relented

And this dog’s brand new life in America had begun


The dog Ratchet arrived in Minnesota, last October

But this soldier didn’t get home, until this Saturday

And what a truly splendid reunion finally took place

To both soldier, and canine, it was truly a glorious day



These two best friends were finally reunited again on Saturday as this valiant soldier finally returned home, completing her tour of duty; and their joyous reunion made it clear that the bond that helped each of them survive Iraq was mutual.


Rachet the Desert Dog had arrived in Minnesota back in October, after Beberg's efforts, coupled with almost 70,000 people signing petitions and a lot of congressional nudging, prompted military officials to loosen the prohibition on U.S. troops adopting pets.


Family, friends, and supporters all joyously gathered at a VFW Post, to witness their wondrous reunion, as well as to pay tribute to Beberg for her military service.


And since last October, this soldier’s loving parents have been caring for her rescued canine friend, a very feisty, furry substitute for the very valiant daughter they had not seen in person since September 2007.


©2009, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 1/20/2009
A wonderful sharing Ed. The bond remains unbreakable...M
Reviewed by Michael Guy 1/20/2009
So uplifting what you post. How you keep up with all these stories is a mystery to me. I hadn't heard of this special soldier and her "rescue" but I'm better for it - and thankful that some good things have come out a place that's been a nightmare at times.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/20/2009
Beautiful Ed!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/19/2009
Has me in tears of joy Ed! Thank God she got through her tour safely and is now home with the dog she saved. This is a great story that all should read,maybe it could be a book,about the two of them and how they came together etc.

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/19/2009

Excellent trio - music; title; penning!!


Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/19/2009
..and only 15 miles away from me....what a story..and Ratchet has big plans for many visits to VA hospitals etc...great story!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/19/2009
You have to love a happy ending...wonderful story, Ed
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/19/2009
Great story, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/19/2009
You made me cry first thing this morning Ed, I too supported that campaign with donations and hope, and seeing it fulfilled..... need I say more, Bless You ! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/19/2009
It's always nice when we can witness one happy end!
People forget, dogs don't.


Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/19/2009
Nice for both of them, a happy ending...ed
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 1/19/2009
Ahhhh...a wondrous reunion worth writing about, and sharing through your words, Ed. Pumps-up my day! THANKS...
Blessings and Love - Micke
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 1/19/2009
What a happy reunion. Seems to be a joy of a lifetime
Glad that you took part in signing the petition
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/19/2009
I just heard the story on the Today show: good on them!!!! A wonderful reunion and a new life, together. Well done, Ed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/19/2009
Ed, your poem and story are truly heartwarming writes. A story of faith, hope, and human-made miracles. (It brought tears to my eyes.)
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/19/2009
And it was a glorious write too. Thank you for this touching write Ed. Love and hugs, Bonnie
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/19/2009
This is absolutely beautiful Ed. thank you for sharing and both are together where they ought to be. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie hugs, Rose
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