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  Lily Of The Field
by Mr. Ed
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“The question is not ‘Can they reason?’

Nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather,

‘Can they suffer?’”


Jeremy Bentham


Music: Catch An Angel


I had received another sad phone call

About a homeless little dog, near a store

“She is afraid of everyone; can you trap her?”

I grabbed my dog trap and I was out the door


I learned that she was first spotted a month ago

Living in a field, roaming the store’s lot, at night

“Several people have been leaving her some food,

But she won’t come near us; she is filled with fright.”


I set up my dog trap near a tiny hole in the store’s fence

And I went traipsing through the huge burr-infested field

Walking slowly, carrying several jugs of ice –cold water

Pausing every so often, to spill some, hoping she would see


Her thirst must have been enormous, in this dreadful heat wave

I soon spotted her following after me, eagerly lapping the liquid

I filled a huge bowl with it, and placed it into my trusty dog trap

She couldn’t resist, within only a few minutes, my trap she was in


Now, she trembled in terror, expecting the worst from me

I put her and the trap in my truck, and off we quickly sped

On the way to the animal hospital, I named her ‘Little Lily’

While speaking very softly to her, to calm her fear and dread


Once we arrived in the vet’s office, I opened up the dog trap

And, I very gently placed a leash around her burr-infested head

Abandoned and frightened Little Lily soon gave me several kisses

Sensing the worst was now behind her, with much better days ahead


I bring many of these abandoned street orphans, to this animal hospital

They treat each and every one of these dogs, with such tender loving care

Lily will get a thorough examination, vaccinations, and a much needed bath

And hopefully soon, a loving new home - never again having to live, out there




©The Horridly Hot Dog Days of Summer 2011, Mr. Ed






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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/29/2011
I'm so glad you were there, wish I were closer, she has the look of a pup we need
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/28/2011
awe-sweet girl
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 7/27/2011
Id only U had a monumental dogs retreat, no dog would hunger or thirst, or go unloved again, peace be with you, & Lily xx CR
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/27/2011
To catch an angel in a field, and grace her
with the name Lily...what a wonderful gift
of tender loving care to grow and blossom

~ Mr. Ed~ My Hero

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 7/27/2011
Tender and profound, you are a Prince!!!
She looks just like my own dog, and Lily, what a name!
I want to help too.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 7/27/2011
You have such wonderful compassion, God bless you for your work saving the animals. I feel so bad for any animal out in this heat, but when they have no love, no food, no water its horrible. Thank you for this write and for calling attention to this problem.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/27/2011
You're a precious angel, Ed! I sure hope little Lily finds the loving home she deserves. Bless her! And bless you!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/27/2011
We need more caring and compassionate souls like you in our world. God bless you for all you do for our furry and feathered friends! Well done, Ed; bravo!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 7/26/2011
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/26/2011
I was hungry and you fed me,
i was thirsty and you gave me to drink..

Ed, you are a beautiful soul.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/26/2011
Oh my work wonders Ed, I hope she gets a home soon!
Reviewed by Joy Hale 7/26/2011
So wonderful that you rescue all the animals who need help. Bless you, Ed. Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/26/2011
Wonderfully done and a wonderful story...and love the name, my granddaughter is called Lilly...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/26/2011
A cute little story about a cute little girl...I just wish...e

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