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  October - Adopt A Shelter Dog Month
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, October 01, 2009
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Pictured From Left to Right:

Chica Blanca, Tater, Little Jack,

Junior, and Our Good Old Turbo



Each October, The American Humane Association

Now partners with animal shelters, across our land

There are thousands and thousands of dogs in need

Finding them loving new homes, is this month’s plan


By choosing to adopt a dog from a shelter this month

Instead of purchasing one from a breeder or a pet store

We in this nation, can tackle pet overpopulation head on

If we don’t, every year, there will sadly be more and more


There are about 68 million dogs today in American households

Yet, only a mere 20 percent of them were adopted from shelters

And, millions and millions of unwanted dogs, will be euthanized

Since ‘shopping’ instead of ‘adopting,’ so many people still prefer


And today, because of our abysmal home foreclosure situation

Thousands and thousands of additional dogs are now homeless

Every dog that I have ever been privileged to share my life with

Has come from a shelter or the streets, and these dogs are the best


Over ten million lovable and adorable dogs enter shelters, annually

And today, we are finding more and more ‘dumped dogs’ everywhere

Please find it in your heart to spread the word about Adopt a Dog Month

And I hope you join the ranks of canine loving human beings, who still care



Today, I have five marvelous canine companions – two that came from shelters, two that were tragically left behind when Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf Coast, and one that was severely abused and then dumped in a park near my home. He was so afraid of human beings that I had to trap him in a cat trap. But in the year that we’ve had him now, our Little Jack has transformed into a very lovable and playful little dog.


Our little Chihuahua/Spitz mix, Chica Blanca, had also been severely abused, and then cruelly dumped in an alley. She was attempting to survive on garbage, and fighting feral cats for scraps of food.


When I found her in the backroom of a big city shelter, they were about to put her down because she had lashed back at our enormous modern day callousness and cruelty, and had bitten their veterinarian.


I gave her a second chance at life, and she has given my wife and I many years of loyalty and unconditional love. Today, she would gladly give her life, protecting either one of us.


Please consider adopting a very deserving shelter dog this Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and please don’t purchase your next dog from a breeder or a pet store until we can somehow find all of the abused, abandoned, and homeless dogs in America – the loving new homes that they all truly deserve.




And if you want to know what loyalty is,

Please watch the news video, linked below;

A dog never abandons the humans it loves,

I only wish that the reverse, was still truly so.



©2009, Mr. Ed








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Reviewed by M. Andrew Sprong 10/1/2009
Though this isn't a poem, I agree. I can't get anymore dogs since I'm at my limit as well.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 10/1/2009
I have the city's limit on animals with my 3 lap dogs, not counting my cats. My lap dogs: 2 golden retrievers, and my old steady chocolate lab.
And yes, I have learned what loyalty and unconditional love, yes from every dog I've had. I cry for the poor pets that are homeless with the economic downturn. Touching, Ed. Liz
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/1/2009
I think George hit it square on the head as did you. Patrick
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/1/2009
excellent suggestion ... while we are down to 4 full time dogs, and 2 visiting dogs, all are either abandoned,left behind by carelessly, or are allowed to run the streets where eventually they may be hit by a car, over the years we have taken in many weary, starving, thin little waifs who have made their way to our lane.

S P A Y is NOT a four letter word
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/1/2009
Look how easily we abandon the love of God, so is it any wonder, that we would do the same to dogs, Georges Idea is not only brilliant,but morally totally justified, again it's the will of the people and their politicians to legistlate such, can or could we possibly forment such interest and endevour, with enough good hearted people and citizens, could we? Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 10/1/2009
It's wonderful you do so much for the animals Ed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/1/2009
Wonderful message in this, Ed; God bless you and all your furry friends! You are truly an angel here on earth!

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

Very well penned/illustrated; bravo!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/1/2009
Such a powerful plea for our canine friends - all they ask is a tender hand, some food, some attention - and look what the humans get in return! Unconditional love! Protection! Too bad we humans mistreat that love - well said, Ed. Your babies are indeed blessed to have you in their lives.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/1/2009
If you want to buy a car (an inanimate thing) you need to hold a license it isn't time to require one when you "buy" a pet? Shouldn't it come with a chip so the "owner" will be made responsible if "lost" mistreated, abandoned? Just an idea.


Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/1/2009
I agree with you, Ed. We got our dog, Casey, from a canile (shelter) in Bergamo four years ago after searching many for about six months, trying to make the "right fit" with our family. When we brought her home, she was two months shy of her first birthday, and I have to say that she is an absolute joy! I don't know what we'd do without her.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/1/2009
Very well written Ed! I agree with you that we should all be "shopping" at the animal shelters. My little dog is from the SPCA, and she's been (for 10 years now) a faithful, loving friend to both me and my hubby. She's an absolute gem!

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