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  Lady, In The Rain
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I hope to make people realize,

How totally helpless our animals are,

How dependent on us, how trusting as a child,

That we will be kind, and take care of their needs.

They are our obligation, and our responsibility,

We have no right to neglect or violate them by cruelty.”

 

James Herriot

 

She was left in the parking lot at my vet’s

Left out there alone, in the cold, night rain

They took her in, and I went there to see her

Her eyes now filled with such sadness and pain

 

We’re calling this sad throw-away ‘Lady’

She is not a young pup, she has arthritis

She must have been someone’s, for years

I just cannot comprehend, how we do this

 

How can anyone have a dog, for so long

A faithful, gentle, old canine, like ‘Lady’

Then one night, decide to just abandon her

Apparently not caring, what her fate will be

 

We have been diligently searching ‘lost dog’ lists

But I’m convinced that someone dumped her here

As I sit in her kennel and gaze into her morose eyes

I wonder what has happened to us, and I shed a tear

 

And when I arrive back home, I am lovingly greeted

By several throw-aways, that I took in from the streets

Abandoned dogs like our little Jack and our old Trucker

Like Lady, the bond with them, some human did not keep

 

 

“How totally helpless our animals are,

How dependent on us, trusting as a child;

They are our obligation, and our responsibility,

We have no right to neglect or violate them by cruelty.”

 

Yet, we now seem to be neglecting and violating them,

More and more, these extremely horrific days for pets;

Please consider helping one of the many throw-aways,

Who so desperately need compassionate new friends yet.

 

 

©2011, Mr. Ed
  


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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/5/2011
Every animal as every baby deserves a home and love. Great write Ed.

Newie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/3/2011
So very sad...I do hope Lady finds a loving home...Human cruelty is astounding...

Anna
Reviewed by John Domino 10/3/2011
Mr. Ed, You are extraordinary person, but I really wish it were not so. For if each of us took in just one pet then there would be a home for all pets to live and grow. They bring so much joy, attention and love with just a little care. People should be standing on lines to adopt these pets who are filled with love, all over the world, everywhere!

I'll post this poem as "Fill Your Home With A Bundle of Love" today.

Peace, Love and Blessings to you,

John Michael

PS: Yes, my wife and I have two strays - we love them everyday!

Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/2/2011
Ed,

We are poor of spirit indeed.


John
Reviewed by Andy Turner 10/2/2011
How we treat animals is a reflection of the human condition.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 10/2/2011
Wish I could, but I rarely have "enough" for myself, let alone a doggie...I want a dog, but I want one than can experience a good home, not one where they may or may not get fed once in awhile...Ed
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/2/2011
Full of faithful wisdom ~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 10/2/2011
ED ... yet another sad statistic ... as Carolyn pointed out, cruelty abounds everywhere.

While I choose not to have a pet because of circumstances (too busy to properly care for one) ... I do love animals - 3 days a week for 5 years now, I carry dog biscuits and other yummies in my car for my Patients' pets. How they 'light up' and show their affection is always heart-warming. One little gal, a Shelty, can't have what I give, because of a health problem, but her 'Mommy' slips me one of her 'special treats' and I pretend to pull from my 'Magic' pocket ... lil Gal is always delighted to see me ... she shimmies n' shakes n' wags her tail - some kind words n' a back rub ... then I'm off to the next delivery ... Makes My Day!

Conversely, the 'throw-aways' or disposals at all the Senior Citizens Homes are a deeper sadness to me ... SEAS of sad faces and Befuddled eyes, glazed over by drugs ... discarded and just waiting to Die! And at each such 'home' or center, some 'Owner' of the BUSINESS drives a Hummer, BMW, Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Continental, Porsche, or whatever ... Crying all the way to the Bank!

Shades of the film, 'Soylent Green' .... Peace, my Friend ...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 10/2/2011
A SAD STORY, BUT I AM GLAD THAT THEY DIDN'T LEAVE HER JUST 'ANYWHERE'. SHE LOOKS HEALTHY, NOT NEGLECTED AND THEY LEFT HER AT A PLACE WHERE THEY KNEW SHE WOULD BE DISCOVERED AND CARED FOR. WE NEVER KNOW WHAT THE REASON WAS...I'D LIKE TO THINK THAT PERHAPS, DUE TO FINANCES, THEY COULDN'T TAKE CARE OF HER ANYMORE AND SO THEY DID WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS BEST. THANKS FOR SHARING, MR ED AND I KNOW LADY IS THANKFUL THAT THE RIGHT PEOPLE FOUND HER. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/2/2011
The grim reality is that some people do this not only to their pets,
but to their aging parents & even children, too! I guess the sacred responsibliity we have to cherish life has been forgotten.
Always good to read your stuff, Ed. Take the bitter with the sweet.
Be well,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 10/2/2011
I am so with you on this. My home is awash with other people's rejects. I even have a large herd of goats that were left to starve when the owners moved house and simply left them behind.
Cruel World!!!
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 10/2/2011
Oh my gosh, she looks so much like my childhood dog 'Pepper'...I do see the sadness in her eyes, reflecting off my sad eyes!

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Where The Redwing Sings

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Through Katrina's Eyes, Poems from an Animal Rescuer's Soul

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Cemetery Island

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Gold River Canyon

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Mystery of Madera Canyon

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