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  Trucker Joins Our Pack
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“If you take in a starving dog,

And make him prosperous,

He will not bite you.


This is the principal difference,

Between a dog and a man.”


Mark Twain



What a very sad life, old Trucker must have had

The vet believes that he’s about twelve years old

Forced by our human cruelty, to fend for himself

Traumatized, abused, starving, left out in the cold


When I first trapped him, he didn’t trust me at all

The vet and I both believe, he was severely abused

Most likely chained somewhere, and routinely starved

But sad tales like Trucker’s, very rarely make the news


When he’d arrived at that truck yard, he could barely walk

By the bruises on his legs, we also think he was hit by a car

I sadly wonder, if the driver of that vehicle, even noticed him

I sadly wonder, if he had to force himself onward, and how far


It has been three weeks now, since I managed to catch him in that dog trap

He has gained five pounds, and his trust in my wife and I, is now on the rise

Since we can’t find a suitable home for him, we’ve decided to keep him here

Our pack of former street waifs has welcomed him, which to me, is no surprise


We don’t know how much time that abused old Trucker has left in this world

But for as long as he remains, he won’t lack for food, shelter, or a gentle touch

There are many abandoned pets just like Trucker, out there, hoping for a chance

Please consider helping just one – a little compassion these days, means so much


©The Sad Winter of 2011, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/15/2011
I'm thinking that your hair must be fairly scorched by the radiating light off that halo you wear. No nice and easy here my friend. Another life saved, well done. Patrick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 2/12/2011
Old Trucker may not have much time left but what he has will be filled with love and care.
Your wife, Rebecca, and you, Ed, are very worthy people indeed, bless you both forever.

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/12/2011
Only God can reward you and your wife, Rebecca as no amount of material goods or even money can be enough to act as a reciprocate to your efforts to help the dogs.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/12/2011



Reviewed by Rose Rideout 2/12/2011
the pic tore my heart apart Ed,I wish morepeople would realize how many anamils need good homes and lots of love.
Thank you again.

Love Rose
Reviewed by Andy Turner 2/12/2011
Twain is spot on!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/12/2011
Welcome to the Kostro family, Trucker! Awesome ending to what culd have been a very sad "tail"! Good on you, Ed; hurrah for you, and hoorah for Trucker!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/12/2011
I just CANNOT understand how anyone can do that to a dog or any animal, what makes them do it...? He is one of the lucky few, as he and you found each other...this is still a sad write...ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/12/2011
Ed, you and your wife are amazing, kindness explodes, Trucker could not be in better hands!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 2/12/2011
Keep sharing these, Ed.
They are sad but there is some glad in people such as you and your wife.
God bless,
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 2/12/2011
"©The Sad Winter of 2011, Mr. Ed"
Yes it is sir...yes it is, but well done with trucker...God Bless

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/12/2011
Awwww wonderfull..your one of kind sweet man..Hugsss
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/12/2011
GLAD he found you
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/12/2011
tears of gratitude for Trucker! I had a feeling he would join you
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/12/2011
This brought me to tears, Ed! Thank God! For people like you and your wife!!!! And precious Tucker has a loving home at last!!!! You're awesome!!!!!!

Reviewed by Gerald Tate 2/12/2011
Great to see that someone still cares Mr Ed.

Well done, Gerry

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