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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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“Who can believe there is no soul,

Behind those luminous eyes.”

 

Theophile Gautier

 

Music: Needing A Friend

 

The new year has not started very well

For Earth’s wild creatures, or for pets

So many tortured animals are out there

And, this is one of the saddest tales yet

 

I was returning home, just yesterday

When I spotted something up ahead

Was this a dog, a coyote, or a wolf

I couldn’t tell if it was alive or dead

 

I stopped my truck, and I jumped out

I approached this creature, lying there

Two extremely sad eyes now met mine

For a moment, all I could do was stare

 

What had once been, a beautiful Husky

Was now, a ragged heap of bone and fur

Attached to his neck, two heavy iron chains

His emaciated body, was covered with burrs

 

He was so weak, he could no longer stand erect

The first thing I did, was free him from his chains

I could tell by his eyes, that he was about to give up

They morosely stared up at mine, I could feel his pain

 

I gave this tormented, dying dog some fresh water

He very weakly and very gratefully, lapped it all up

He whimpered softly, and he began licking my hand

As I gently picked him up and placed him in my truck

 

As I now quickly drove to the closest animal hospital

I wondered how far he had dragged those heavy chains

Our eyes locked again, and some tears welled up in mine

No dog in the world, deserved this one’s agony and pain

 

And now, for the rest of my days, I will always wonder

If some human being without a soul, had left him to die

Or, if he had escaped some truly hellish, chained prison

Either way, I can feel more tears welling up in my eyes

 

This morning, he's now resting somewhat comfortably at the hospital

Later today, to remove all of the burrs, his fur will have to be shaved

The veterinary staff and I now hope and pray that his nightmare is over

That his emaciated body will heal, and that this canine soul, will be okay

 

 

©January 2011, Mr. Ed

 

 

 
   


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 1/20/2011
how is he doing?
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/18/2011
Oh my! God bless him....I do hope he makes it, Ed! What a horrible reality his world must have been....thanks for putting this out there.

Anna
Reviewed by Andy Turner 1/18/2011
A dogs best enemy.
It truly defies comprehension. To treat a fellow creature in such a way in this 'modern age.'

You'd be the shining knight in tin foil over here, with HRH sword. Top going, once again, Ed.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/18/2011
OMG....I am sooooo sad...tears drop...I just want to reach out and hug this dog and give him reason to believe that we are not all cruel creatures that have failed him in every respect! I am so thankful his lucky stars and yours connected..it was nothing short of a miracle...PLEASE keep us updated on his recovery Ed!
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 1/18/2011
Thank all the stars above for compassionate and intelligent and
aware people like you. So many seem to feel that we are separate
from nature, rather than part and parcel. Can't hurt one without
hurting the rest, can we. Can't leave an animal -- be it "higher"
or "lower" [which to me is a joke} hurting!!

Good for you for saving the husky. Are beautiful, aren't they?

Sure hope he is going to be all right.

Doesn't bare thinking about the number of abusers who are out there.

Guess we should be surprised when someone is good and kind, rather than the other way around, but I personally find it unbearable to
think that people are inherently bad. Nature can be cruel, but
there is so much beauty. M a g i c.

Sorry, didn't mean to go on & on.

Always,

Pea

PS: Saw a red-headed woodpecker about an hour ago. Hear 'im first,
acourse...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/18/2011
so hearbreaking-there are no words, only tears for this sweet creature
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 1/18/2011
Hell is only in the beginning on this earth, just a practice run for what's to come, someday, you might find the former owner with a chain around his neck starved on the side of the road.
We are so much focused on our selfish human misery, we don't mind causing others the same, even innocent creatures. We have to find a way in law to promote ID systems that feed back to the owner, just as we would do, if you, the police, or coroner, found one of our own like that, maybe dying or dead. Until we see the higher power, we so constantly pray to and beg favours of, as the owner the creator, the very being of and in every creature, we'll miss the mark of getting closer to him and ourselves. Bless you, you sure know him.
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/18/2011
Oh Ed, not a beautiful Husky, I love those dogs cause they look so much like Rufuz & are as smart & loyal as he was...I wish I could adopt him, the one you found, never again would he wear a heavy chain...ed
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 1/18/2011
You paint a dark picture, Ed and the reall horror is I know you are not exaggerating. I've seen to much of this myself. Keep writing about it.
God bless,
Lew
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/18/2011
I'm sorry, but I have absolutely no sympathy for those who abuse babies, children, women, or animals! Heartbreaking reality that's all too common; thank you for being a champion to those who have no voice! You are truly one of God's angels here on Earth! God bless you!

(((HUGS)))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( +Tears!+
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/18/2011
So sad but our world is filled with so much evil...great write MR. ED Hugss
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