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  Their New Lives
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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A Follow-Up To My Poem,

Yet Another ‘Puppy Palace’


“A life without love,

Is like a sunless garden,

Where the flowers are dead.”


Oscar Wilde



Imagine, being born inside a prison

Without any love, and no sunlight

Imagine, being sick, and hungry

With no hope at all, every night


Imagine, countless days, just like this

Wondering, just what you did wrong

Imagine, after awhile, wishing for death

Imagine, dreading day after day, at dawn


Now, imagine the feelings you would get

When you see liberators, heading your way

Imagine, the utter joy when they pick you up

Talk to you lovingly, and then whisk you away


I imagine these are the feelings of two hundred dogs

Who have been freed from their prison in Tennessee

Recently rescued, from their horrendous Puppy Mill

Transported to much better places - given their liberty


Some of them have now been transported to a caring place in Chicago

Some of them have already been whisked away to a facility in Nashville

And, each and every one of them, today, surely has a feeling of euphoria

Now being cuddled, cared for, fed, talked to, and treated for their many ills


I’m hoping each and every one of these dogs, can forgive all of us

For the abysmal cruelty in their prior lives, at the hands of mankind

I’m hoping each and every one of them, will find a loving new home

And I’m praying that their story, makes all of humanity, a little less blind



Puppy Mill Facts

Dogs at puppy mills typically receive little to no medical care; live in squalid, filthy conditions with no exercise, socialization, or human interaction; and are confined inside cramped wire cages for life.

Breeding dogs at puppy mills must endure constant breeding cycles, and are typically confined for years on end, without ever becoming part of a family.

Pups from puppy mills are sold in pet stores, over the Internet, and directly to consumers, with little to no regard for the dog's health, genetic history, or future welfare.

Please Adopt – Don’t Shop,

Animal Cruelty, Must Stop.


Help Us, Give Them Better Lives,

With Far Less Misery, and Strife.


©2010, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/29/2010
I'm so glad they are safe and loved now
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/29/2010
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/28/2010
The quote had to be Wildes.

Manimal is far to cruel to every animal.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/27/2010
Perhaps one day these puppy mills will be no more. This group was saved, yet there are so many more out there to be shut down...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 4/27/2010
Great message. My wife and I just 3 months ago adopted a beautiful Weimaramer who was rescued from a puppy mill.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/27/2010
...I too pray for each little one to get a home~sweet~home!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/27/2010
So sad but so true...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/27/2010
That we will and very soon too! Patrick
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/27/2010
Oscar Wilde seen the future, and it is here.
Do I want to say more, NO, you said a mouthful here, besides I got to take care on my little pooch, spend already too much Time on Georg's Bless your heart as always!!!! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/27/2010
"Please Adopt – Don’t Shop,
Animal Cruelty, Must Stop."

Right on, older brother, a sad write but one that has great meaning & worth...Ed
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/27/2010
So glad most of these puppies are being given a second chance; so many others will never get this. So sad; puppy mills must be stopped!

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

Speaking of puppies: yesterday, I saw the cutest little long haired chihuahua: only two months old, hardly bigger than a minute! And what a little licker she was; she licked me all over my chin and licked my twin sister in the mouth! LOL Such a frisky little lady she was! :)
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/27/2010
This was a bit uplifting...We need to stop and help these poor creatures...You are enlightening to read.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/27/2010
thank goodness for small glimmers of hope!
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/27/2010
Shouldn't it be, among those many inane laws one that really does good? Like the one penalizing greed?


Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/27/2010
it is hard to realize that people can look in those sweet eyes and sleep at night

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Where The Redwing Sings

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Gold River Canyon

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Mystery of Madera Canyon

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