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  A Hero's Plight
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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“The more one gets to know of men,

The more one values dogs.”

 

Alphonse Toussenel

 

 

It sadly doesn’t pay

To be very heroic, today

We now disrespect our heroes

These days, in god-awful ways

 

This very courageous canine hero, was shot

Five times, attempting to protect his humans

Then hauled off as, ‘home invasion evidence’

In excruciating agony, that no one would end

 

His jawbone had been shattered by a bullet

Another bullet had severed a nerve in his leg

Three more gunshot wounds, covered his torso

The shelter was ordered to ‘just medicate’ his pain

 

This heroic dog lay in agony, for ten long days

Then authorities ordered, that he be euthanized

He was no longer needed as ‘evidence in a crime’

And his family couldn’t pay for surgery, not a surprise

 

The estimated surgical costs, were above $6,000

So, this brave dog’s family relinquished their rights

For his utter bravery and loyalty, to our human race

Being ‘put down’ in a crowded shelter, was his plight

 

But thankfully, a few compassionate souls stepped in

And, he was taken to a rescue organization, for surgery

His wounded leg will most likely have to be amputated

And stories such as this, bring such utter sadness to me

 

This very heroic canine has now been named ‘Champ’

And, he’s now joined the ranks of too many homeless pets

Most of us love to proclaim that ‘Dog is Man’s Best Friend’

But we’re far from achieving ‘Man is Dog’s Best Friend’ yet

 

 

It’s just doesn’t pay,

To be very heroic, today;

We now disrespect our heroes,

These days, in god-awful ways.

 

And please provide support to,

Your local animal rescue groups;

Besides them, very few even care,

About today’s animal heroes, so true .

 

 

 

©2010, Mr. Ed

 
   


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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 3/24/2010
SAd and so very touching. It makes ones heart ache to think he went through so much! I'm glad he was saved and hope he has a home by now...M
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 3/23/2010
So deeply sad, I cannot even find words to describe how I feel.. Ed it is so unthinkable It just simply amazes me that things like this really do happen..My healing energy and prayers go out to all the quiet heroes especially "Champ".

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/23/2010
heartbreaking story and deploable behavior of people, his as well as the others
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 3/23/2010
my word, poignant read
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/23/2010
...a pit in my stomach...no words
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/23/2010
All I can say is this: WHY??

God help us all!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *tears!*
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/23/2010
So sad Ed, yet this is happening all over. they have so much love to offer and often are soon forgotten and tossed aside.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by The Poetess 3/23/2010
This brought tears to my eyes. I've always related to "animals" more than humans, because they know deeper levels of love. We sure can learn a lot from them.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/23/2010
Nothing more can be said other than what Georg said too...e
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/23/2010
"...we’re far from achieving ‘Man is Dog’s Best Friend’ yet..." one can't add any other comment to that.

Georg

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 3/23/2010
Dog´s love to man is timeless but that which man hold for the dog is timed, not as unconditional as the love he gives to man. May God bless you Ed.
Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 3/23/2010
It usually takes me a few reads before I can actually respond to some of these gut-wrenching poems about the cruelty done to special creatures God has given us - our pets. Thank you Ed for caring, for writing this disturbing, yet most needed write.

Blessings & Peace, Holly
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 3/23/2010
You have me in tears once again......Oh my God, our poor, precious pets....what is wrong with humanity??????????

Anna
Reviewed by John Flanagan 3/23/2010
Bless you for this, Mr Ed, bless you...and let's hear it for 'Champ'

John

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