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  The Wisdom of Dogs
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Dogs are our link to paradise.

They don’t know evil, or jealousy, or discontent.

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon

Is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring,

It was peace.”


Milan Kundera



I woke long before dawn

Feeling restless, and blue

One of my dogs understood

He knew exactly what to do


He rushed off, to fetch his leash

He stood there with it, at the door

He had a knowing look, in his eyes

Soon, I would have the blues no more


I quickly got dressed, and I followed him

He led me to my old truck, parked out back

Soon, he and I were heading off to the woods

He knew just how to ward off my blues attack


Each of my loyal canines has a truly unique personality

Each of them, knows how to cheer me up, in some way

My old Katrina pal, Tater, loves riding anywhere with me

He knew a trip to the woods, was what I needed yesterday


Several hours later, Tater and I had reached a favorite spot

High on a hillside, overlooking a most serene little blue lake

We sat there together, on a glorious summer’s day afternoon

Basking in nature’s glory, while my blues quickly faded away


I woke long before dawn,

Feeling restless, and blue;

One of my dogs understood,

He knew exactly what to do.


©2010, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/17/2010
Smart dog, he has you trained for your own good. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/16/2010
A great quote, Ed, and a great poem.

Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/16/2010
This is so nice. My 5 seem to know my moods, too. Love them big time. It's great to read about this sort of companionship. Makes me smile:)
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/16/2010
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/16/2010
Your kinship with and love of your canine friends shines throughout your verses, Ed. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/16/2010
The more time we spend with our dogs the more the ESP between us strengthens, I believe. I wouldn't be surprised if Tater hadn't been summoning you to rise and go with him in your sleep... He had probably a dream of a big bone hidden somewhere up there... did he ask you to dig, as well?! And blimey... what a way... from long before dawn to the afternoon... I do hope you left Rebekkah a note! :)) xx
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/16/2010
I love how nature "speaks" to you, Ed! My father was the most in-tune with nature person I've ever known....and he instilled a great love and respect for nature in me.....

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/15/2010
Our companions and friends certainly do have an innate sense of when to step in and take the lead huh?

Be always safe,
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/15/2010
I think companionship between pets (dogs cats especially)and human,are in a special class all their own. A most marvelous poem Bro Pee Weeeeeee
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/15/2010
I SOOOOOOO want a dog, just some companionship, some love, & someone to talk to & if he or she talks back all the though is quite tight and I am not sure if it would be good for the dog...he would get fed and such, but doctors are expensive as are all the other stuff that dogs need, so for now I have to enjoy your writes about dogs, even though they make me miss Rufuz...e
Reviewed by jude forese 8/15/2010
ironically i heard that quote on Wareen Eckstein & the Pet Show yesterday ...
Reviewed by Richard King 8/15/2010
Your words have done the photo justice. Sometimes that's hard to do. It's your den site photo, if I'm not mistaken and it speaks volumes about your cause.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/15/2010
Beautifully penned, Ed. Well done. Dogs just KNOW these things.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/15/2010
True and Dedicated...this is simply beautiful Ed, love the photo!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/15/2010
This is a poem of peace and love. Great work dear friend, Ed.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/15/2010
Beatiful poem, and I love your unwavering faith in animals and nature, and I identify with it as well.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/15/2010
Ed, another fine story/poem. I can see that view through your writings. You are blessed, my friend.. Your dogs are all in tune to you and Mother nature takes you in her arms always..

Much peace, love and light,

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