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· My Dog Is My Hero

· Where The Redwing Sings

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

· Mystery of Madera Canyon

· Cemetery Island

· Gold River Canyon

· Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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· The Easter Skunk

· The Dog At The Drive-Thru Window

· Home For The Holidays

· Two Bonded Street Orphans, In From The Cold

· A Survivor's Tale

· Pigs, Turtles, and Bugs!

· Gentle Cemetery Dog Finally Safe

· Freezing, Starving, and Scared

· A Home For The Holidays

· Very Sadly, Not Much Has Changed In The Last Ten Years

· June is 'Adopt A Cat Month'

· I Am a Dog, Not a Thing

· Ghost Dog Rescued From Hot Dog Stand

· February is 'National Spay/Neuter Awareness' Month

· The 2014 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

· Saving Our Canine Vets, This Veterans Day

· November is 'Adopt-A-Senior-Pet' Month

· National Pit Bull Awareness Day

· Keep Your Pets Safe This Halloween

· Ode to Scruffy

· Three Tiny Terrified Souls

· Their Abysmal Fourth of July

· Rainy Day Walkabout

· My Buddy

· It's Pet Appreciation Week

· Another Lesson From A Dog

· Just Nature

· It's Poppy Time Once More

· Please Don't Worry So Much, H.P.

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  Dog Is My Teacher, Part IV
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Friday, November 25, 2011
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Sweet Carrie, Left Behind By Her Family,

Happily Spent Thanksgiving At Our Home;

The Story of Yet Another Abandoned Canine,

Very Quickly Inspired Me To Write This Poem



“If you pick up 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




He was abandoned all alone in the woods

Forlornly wandering the forested hillsides

Not accustomed to foraging or to hunting

He collapsed from hunger and almost died


Luckily, a Good Samaritan found him there

And, he transported him to an animal hospital

The staff treated him, and returned him to health

And now, to an overflowing shelter, he would go


Animal shelter staff named this canine ‘Hercules’

And he languished there in a cage, for quite awhile

Then one day, a compassionate couple adopted him

This dog’s arduous journey had covered many miles


And all dogs are truly grateful, to those who help them

After only six hours in his new home, a burglar broke in

Hercules bravely responded and chased off this intruder

In his pursuit, he was able to bite this invader in the shin


I’m always inspired by the courage and the loyalty of dogs

They will always selflessly, come to the aid, of their friends

We can learn many lessons from dogs like brave old Hercules

Who, unlike many of us, will faithfully give their all, to the end


There just may be a very heroic canine like old Hercules

Waiting at a crowded animal shelter in your area, for you

Please consider giving one of them a Home For the Holidays

With all of the abuse they get from us, it’s the right thing to do



©Thanksgiving 2011, Mr. Ed


The Home 4 The Holidays Campaign

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/26/2011
Please consider giving one of them a Home For the Holidays
With all of the abuse they get from us, it’s the right thing to do

A fine, worthy, apt, and timely plea, Ed. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by John Flanagan 11/26/2011
Yes, Ed, it is the right thing to do;
just love that mutt in the picture,
a true beauty!

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 11/26/2011
The eagle of hope said it...
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 11/25/2011
Such a fitting tribute *Mr. Ed*

I can only pray that I can just come close
to being all that my six dogs think that I am!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 11/25/2011
I saw this on the MSNBC site. Hooray for Hercules and bless the couple that took him aboard. Patrick
Reviewed by Laura Fall 11/25/2011
A heart-warning story as they are so special to us indeed Laura
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/25/2011
Yes, they are the best of friend & they should all be given homes for life...e
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 11/25/2011
Aw! Sweet story, Ed...I do hope more precious animals find loving families this holiday season....they give so very much!

Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 11/25/2011
If you see a stray dog it must be the friend that had left it and not the other way round. A dog never leaves his friend even under circumstances of harsh life and starvation. Thanks dear Ed. Continue being a voice for this creature that had demonstrated an unswerving loyalty to his friend but quite often shocked by the changes of man´s fleeting loylaty colors.
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