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  Shadow, In The Night
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Not a Born In The Wild Feral,

Another Throw-Away Cat;

People Abandon Their Pets,

Itís A Sad, Horrendous Fact.



He materializes every evening

On my front steps, after dark

A grey, forlorn, furry shadow

Who was dumped in the park


He must have been attracted here

By my cats perched in the window

How old, or where he comes from

I doubt that I will ever really know


As I perch in my recliner after the sun goes down

Our feline, Flower, lets me know that heís arrived

I open up my front door, and there he now perches

Hunger, and sadness, and loneliness, in his cat eyes


He very patiently waits, as I fetch him some supper

He so very silently watches, as I fill his food bowl

While my night visitor, now so very gratefully dines

I sit in the cold autumn night with this discarded soul


He no longer rushes off in terror, when I approach him

But he doesnít trust me enough yet, to linger here long

After he dines, he thanks me with a grateful feline look

I whisper ďSee you tomorrow, Shadow,Ē and heís gone


I donít know if this outcast, will ever completely trust me

But I do know, that he will always be welcome, at our door

If one night, he decides that he wants to stay with us forever

He will be welcome; Shadow wonít have to wander, anymore


All of our pets were throw-aways,

There are so many out there today;

We human beings are so heartless,

Our cruelty is increasing every day.


He materializes every evening,

On my front steps, after dark;

A grey, forlorn, furry shadow,

Who was dumped in the park.



©2010, Mr. Ed





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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/1/2010
Whose not to trust Pee Wee the cat whisperer. Won't be long now. Patrick
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/20/2010
A beautiful write of the beginnings of trust and love. You have a wonderful heart, Ed.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/20/2010
When I still had Ruffie, I used to put out some of his food for the wayward waifs that live in the woods adjacent to my complex, but there so few left here...the complex does a round-up in the fall as campers leave so many here when they leave at the end of the summer...e (how can anyone be so callous, just bring a cat with them because its a cute kitten, then it when it grows and they don't want it they just throw it away, I don't understand that?)
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/20/2010
he may yet learn to trust, how many times we too have greeted a little shadow

m
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 10/20/2010
Ed, I think what your are doing is great but I need to share a story with you. We had a beautiful little cat which we loved dearly. She was not a throw-a-way. She was a run-a-way. My wife and I tried to find her to no avail. I must say I hope she was a run-a-way and found someone like you. The alternative is not good. It was around holloween and there was talk about people collecting cats for holloween rituals of some sort. Sounds sick to me.
Keep on writing and say a prayer for Jasper.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/20/2010
Another heart-warming story, Ed! You are without a doubt the most decent human being I have ever encountered!!! Your heart is beautiful! Thank God for you!

Blessings,
Anna
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/20/2010
Exquisite, authentic, and oh so eloquent. This one is truly powerful, Ed.
Best Wishes,
Christine
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/20/2010
he is a lucky guy!
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