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  Lessons From My Dogs
by Mr. Ed
Monday, June 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“I always watch my dogs.

They throw themselves into everything they do;

Even their sleeping is wholehearted.

They aren't waiting for a better tomorrow,

Or looking back at their glory days.

Following their example,

I try to stick to the present.”


Abigail Thomas



Music: Garden Party



The hot Dog Days of Summer

Had arrived here early this year

As did a much different Shadow

No longer lonely or filled with fear


And my dogs always seem to have fun

Even on the muggiest of sweltering days

They all took turns, with a refreshing dunk

Then around the yard they would give chase


First to enter the water was old Tater

He delights in his little backyard pool

Next came his mentor, good old Turbo

Who knows that a dip feels mighty good


After watching these two for a few minutes

Shadow quickly decided to take the plunge

And tiny little Guerro, the fast learning puppy

Raced over to the pool, he couldn’t resist the fun


And before long, all four of them raced to my side

They wanted me to join them, in their delightful party

So I raced over to the pool, and now I plopped right in

I always watch my canines; they never fail to inspire me



©The Hot Dog Days of Summer 2012, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/20/2012
Love the pic...I bought a pink pool from Aldis
as the big blue one is falling apart
I love watching them frolick and blow bubbles
I love your quote too & your poem
& seeing their happiness rocks!!
Do you have a bubble machine?
Pups Are Forever
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/19/2012
enjoyed the read

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/19/2012
Dogs, no matter how old, always seem to try to be puppies. We can learn a lot from them

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/19/2012
Absolutely precious! My heart soars that Shadow is at last happy and free!!! I learn from my pets every single day.....thanks for sharing your uplifting fun!!

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 6/19/2012
Hey where are you in the pool? Laughing...

Yes we can all learn from the animals, they are such a wonderful teacher aren't they? What a cool picture (no pun intended)

Love and Light
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 6/18/2012
Just delightful to read *Mr Ed*
listening to so much fun!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/18/2012
Darling write, Ed; well done! And try to stay cool!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/18/2012
Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/18/2012
Yummy, Hot Dog!
Dogs are so like children, only dogs never grow up.
LOL, do they use you to turn around, leaving cuts and scratches on your body.
Such super fun! I bet the wife loved cleaning up after you'd had all the fun with your dogs n pup.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 6/18/2012
So lighthearted and uplifting Ed. My standard Poodle boy leaps for joy when he sees the garden hose turned on!!
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/18/2012
You sure have a talent to see the obvious, yes, in the moment is all we got, and despite living short lives, they fully live don't they, yes we could learn a lot from them indeed. Bless ya!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/18/2012
Bet your wife would appreciate u taking some soap into ur dunk with you...I know I sure as hell would...Jurseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey

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Where The Redwing Sings

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