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  Back To The Wild
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart,

And break away once in awhile.

Wash your spirit clean.

None of Nature’s landscapes are ugly,

So long as they are wild.”


John Muir



Music: The Journey




I told my spouse that I was leaving

A desire had overcome me, to camp

I soon began packing up all of my gear

Bedroll, cooking stove, food, and lamp


“You are not going camping now Mister,

You just brought a very wild dog home!

I suppose you expect me to care for him,

While in those woods of yours you roam!”


“I won’t be gone too long, I promise!”

I kissed her good-bye, and I was gone

But I knew that she would soon forgive me

When she let our dogs out, the next dawn


They all came racing to the kennel out back

They all sniffed the air, and started to whine

When my wife saw me, camped in the kennel

She couldn’t help but laugh for a very long time


“Hi Sweetie! Shadow and I had a wonderful night,

I decided that camping with him will help him trust.

Wanna join us for breakfast back here, in the wild?

I’m about to make bacon and eggs, for the two of us.”


My spouse just kept laughing, proclaiming I was insane

But I know of no better way to bond, then to camp here

Although Shadow has not yet snuggled up on my bedroll

I can tell my plan is working, he no longer trembles in fear


We've made some steady progress since his arrival here

He already knows that I’m not going to harm or abuse him

He’s also been observing that my dogs are not afraid of me

Hopefully, as each day passes, more of his trust, we can win



-And Any Excuse To Camp Out, Is Always Marvelous To Me-



©May 2012, Camper Ed







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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
Kennel camping. Has a nice ring to it. Your other canine friends will set the example for shadow, teamwork so to speak. cuz p
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 5/18/2012
It takes a very special person to give such devotion to that sad little dog. I only wish there were more like you in the world.

Ruan x
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/17/2012
A smile while I work outdoors today! Ohh! Yess! Camping!

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/16/2012
What a beautiful hearted
wife You have *Mr Ed*!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/16/2012
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/16/2012 of the best excuses i've heard in a long time

you're never defeated, Ed, even when you lose
and right now you're winning big

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/16/2012
That was hilarious! And so well intended. After reading John Muir above, you made me long for the days when I camped out with only a blanket in the stars for a cover. Those were the days; I will always remember them.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/16/2012
So sweet Ed!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/16/2012
way to go-as my students like to say, "You Rock!"
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/16/2012
So wonderfully written indeed Laura
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/16/2012
The things you do, when you love animals, right on man, give wild woman a hug, for letting you do this. Bless ya!
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 5/16/2012
A suprising twist.
I'm am in the doghouse a lot too.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/16/2012
I would think that ANY chance that Rebecca has to get rid of you she would take with all due haste...heres hoping that Shadow comes around fast so you can include him in your pack...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/16/2012
That was absolutely wonderful! How exhilarating! What a wonderful picture, you made my entire day! Thank you so much! The camping of love! I am excited for my day now! Can you tell?

Love and Light

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