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  A Trapper's Life For Me
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, December 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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-Dedicated To My Fellow Pet Rescuers-

Inspired By The Disney Song,

ĎA Pirateís Life For Meí

And Our Recent Late Night Efforts

To Help An Injured Cat In The Woods;

And Probably Imbibing Too Much Hooch,

Itís Getting Awfully Darn Cold Out Here

Yo ho, yo ho, itís a trapperís life for me,

The abandoned dogs and cats, our loot.

Drink another hot toddy me 'earties, yo ho.

We trap pets, when others don't give a hoot.

So drink up me Ďearties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, itís a trapperís life for me,

We hide in bushes, all hours of the night.

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

For the abused pets, now filled with fright.

So drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, itís a trapperís life for me,

We try to help animals, that others wonít.

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We care for homeless orphans, others donít.

So drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're ordinary folks, just tryin to help out,

Unlike politicians, not knaves and villains,

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We do what we can, in weather thatís chillin.

So drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

We're beggars and blighters and ne'er do-well cads,

Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Aye, but weíre loved by all the mangy dogs and cats.

So drink up me 'earties, yo ho.

Yo ho, yo ho, itís a trapperís life for me.

Tonight, some of us will be at a cemetery,

Attempting to trap a starving dog there;

So little time, so many abandoned pets,

And not enough people, who really care.

If You Have Any Pet Rescuers

On Your Christmas List,

Hot Chocolate or Some Rum,

Make a Wonderful Holiday Gift.

©December 2011, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Kate Burnside 12/5/2011
Good thoughts, Dad! Think we've all got Pirates on the brain today (all Depp's fault!) but think you and your noble friends are more the Crowe and Robin Hood of impoverished animal needs, don't you?! :)) xx
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/5/2011
Giggle! Loved this!!! And the music is awesome!

Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/5/2011
Wonderful! Yes, bottoms up, and you have just reminded me to get going on making my rum balls!
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/4/2011
Give me your address. I'll send you a case. p
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 12/4/2011
A clever little ditty!! *Mr. Ed*
bottoms up!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/4/2011
Ma says no more rum for you as you already drink too much, so that gallon jug I bought for you for Christmas will go to Ma & me...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Andy Turner 12/4/2011
Brill work.
When I read the title I thought it may have been... ...An actors life for me...
Reviewed by Laura Fall 12/4/2011
A heartwarming poem written so wonderfully and meaningful well done indeed Laura
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 12/4/2011
Yes keep warm inside and outside, you do your best work this way as always, a great happy combination of all things in good spirit, Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by jude forese 12/4/2011
keep up the good work ... and keep warm ...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/4/2011
Great story-poem, Ed; enjoyed!~

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Flanagan 12/4/2011
Love the mix of levity and seriousness,
Ed; yes, it is possible to enjoy ourselves
and have a wee bit of indulgence
while doing good work.


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