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  Critter Sitters
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
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“Living with animals can be a wonderful experience,

Especially if we choose to learn the valuable lessons they teach.”

 

Richard H. Pitcairn

 

Music: You’ve Got A Friend In Me,

By Randy Newman

 

Our animals always teach me something

They seem more compassionate than us

Each new orphan that we now take in

Soon finds a friend that they can trust

 

Perhaps, it’s because they were homeless

All cast-a-ways, from the mean city streets

Each of them, quickly finds a special friend

They form bonds, which are lasting and sweet

 

I rescued Valentina from a factory parking lot

She was all alone, and she was so very afraid

Now, she’s taken little Buttons under her wing

And, she comforts this little orphan, every day

 

When young Buttons cannot find her, she panics

And Valentina quickly rushes over, to comfort her

Valentina is a wonderful role model for Big Sisters

Soon, with her Big Sister by her side, Buttons purrs

 

And, our felines are not our only compassionate Critter Sitters

Our huge Turbo Dog has already adopted tiny, pregnant, Lupita

He follows after her, and he watches over her, out in our backyard

He has made it his mission to keep her safe, which fills me with awe

 

Our animals always teach me something,

They seem more compassionate than us;

Each new orphan that we now take in,

Soon finds a friend that they can trust.

 

 

©2010, Mr. Ed

 

 

 
      


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/17/2010
lovely, valentina sounds a sweetie, at our house it is Midway, found midway to Tulsa, who takes kittens under his care and woe to any who might think to bother the little one.

critters are good people
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/7/2010
Animals love you bro pee wee, they know you return their feelings! Love the pic and poem and the way you inspire others to be good to animals,too! One of my best pets ever was a cat I named stray ,because she wasn't mine and yet I had her with me most every day for a few hours . she loved to sit on my feet on the porch,and just snuggle;-)sis tl...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/7/2010
Animals are not only kinder, they're smarter, well except for you. Patrick
Reviewed by John Coppolella 8/6/2010
Misery is a human quality God did not ingratiate animals with by their own choice, but by ours. Look at the Gulf of Mexico after BP.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/5/2010
This is a wonderful tale of a poem.
Yes, they seem to know more about goodness and perhaps even about wisdom. And so often they know the right thing to do ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/5/2010
good one Ed, man is the meanest animal in the world, the other animals know this, cheers
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/4/2010
How remarkably beautiful. Yes, there is much we humans can learn from the animal kingdom....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/4/2010
Now if only your animals can teach you not to smoke, drink and lay around watching the tube...that would be something to see...;-) ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/4/2010
The picture is adorable Ed, your poem is heartwarming!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 8/4/2010
ED ... GOD BLESS CRITTERS! TK.

Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/4/2010
And Valentina and Buttons have another friend they can trust in you.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/4/2010
This is so sweet, Ed. It would be nice if people had this much compassion for one another.
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