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  Every Day Dogs
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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“Shelter dogs aren’t broken. They’ve simply experienced more life.

If they were human, we’d call them wise.

They would be the ones with tales to tell and stories to write.

The ones dealt a bad hand, and who respond with courage.

Do not pity a shelter dog. Adopt one.”

 

Actor David Duchovny,

From A Pedigree Dog Food Commercial

 

 

I was out walking two of my lovable, old, rescued canines

A woman asked me if I watched The Westminster Dog Show

I responded that I rescue canine throw-aways, not breed them

So she walked off in a huff; she obviously didn’t want to know

 

She didn’t even give me the chance to brag about my rescued dogs

Or, to explain how so many dogs today, are cruelly being left behind

I would have told her that Westminster dropped Pedigree, as a Sponsor

Because they promote Adoption, instead of Purchasing the pure-bred kind

 

I admit that I’ve never been a fan of these pompous, pure-blood, dog affairs

In which wealthy people hire handlers and trainers, to showcase their canines

To me, these shows highlight and endorse the continued success of Puppy Mills

Where dogs are cruelly mass produced, in hopes of producing perfect blood lines

 

If she had stayed to listen, I would have also told her how they kill all ‘the imperfects’

How they so nonchalantly dump all ‘the undesirables’ with the wrong demeanor or gait

How people watch dog shows, and then rush out to buy a dog, for thousands of dollars

And when they tire of them, life on the streets, or in an overcrowded shelter, is their fate

 

I was out walking two of my lovable, old, rescued canines,

A woman asked me if I watched The Westminster Dog Show;

I responded that I rescue canine throw-aways, not breed them,

So she walked off in a huff; she obviously didn’t want to know.

 

 

©2012, Mr. Ed

 

 

 

 
    


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Reviewed by steve Chering 2/15/2012
Nice one.
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 2/15/2012
WELL SPOKEN ED ... 2 JIGGLES N' A 'WOOF-WOOF' !
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 2/15/2012
Love the pedigree quote, pure genius. You are right nobody wants to hear about the dark side of breeding "Champions". Keep that drum booming Mr. Ed. You are being heard by many. Patrick
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 2/15/2012
Wisdom and Truth for dogs with
every day loyalty!!! Thanks
*Mr Ed* for paving the way!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 2/15/2012
The shepherd is beautiful. True of the many upper end have to
have the perfection. Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/15/2012
I agree. Pampered, spoiled dogs are only so, because of their master's warped idea of a dog's worth. I have found that the dog from the street, the one that has been abused and had to fend for itself, is a far better pet, far calmer and well behaved, than the best, pet store purchase.

Ron
Reviewed by jude forese 2/15/2012
a rescuer has more value to society than a breeder any day ...
Reviewed by Janna Hill 2/15/2012
You apparently dampened the airy pomp of the fine lady and she retreated back to her safe abode in the clouds.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/15/2012
Damn, wish there was a way to find Rufuz, but I guess he is happy where he is and why make him upset to see me again...I saw a collie the other day at an equestrian center and I swear even my friend who did not much have time for rufuz called that dog rufuz...same exact coloring and size just a different nose...damn I miss that dog...e
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 2/15/2012
Someone should have told Obama, he could have shown a great lead, bless ya!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/15/2012
I hear ya, Ed!!! My precious little rescues are my great treasures!!! Wouldn't even consider purchasing a dog or a cat for show.....I can't even measure what I've gotten from my pals...my little Allie is now 13, Stanley is 13 and Blue is nine.....(My old pals Leroy and Harley (21 & 14) were like family)

Anna
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/15/2012
timely, well said, i was happy this year that the peke who won best of show is trained, lives with and is pampered and loved by his owner.

shelter dogs make wonderful pet, so do throwaways, left behind and abandoned by malice, silliness or whatever other reason people have for mistreating their critters.

m

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Where The Redwing Sings

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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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