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  Just A Dog
by Mr. Ed
Monday, October 01, 2012
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“From time to time,

People tell me to lighten up,

‘It’s just a dog.’


If you, too, think it's 'Just a dog,’

 You probably use phrases like:

Just a friend’ or ‘Just a sunrise’

Or ‘Just a promise.’”


Author Unknown




I was sent a saddening e-mail

About a dog chained in a yard

‘No Food, No Love, No Hope’

For this dog, life was too hard


I went to the address given to me

His plight soon brought me to tears

Concerned neighbors informed me

He’d been chained out here, for years


In summer’s heat, this dog lacked enough fresh water

In winter’s cold, he was without any shelter of his own

To myself and others, this canine deserved far better

And we now pledged to find him a much better home


We soon enlisted the help of a law enforcement officer

Who tried to convince his owner that this wasn’t right

So this human pretended to show a little compassion

He took the dog inside, until the officer left that night


By the very next morning, this canine was chained again

So, several people now began complaining to the police

His owner eventually tired of all the fuss over ‘just a dog’

And he eventually changed his mind, and signed a release


This neglected dog has been taken to an animal hospital

Where he is being treated for malnutrition and parasites

Now, everyone involved in this rescue, is finally satisfied

To all of us, he is not ‘just a dog’ - to us, he, too, has rights



If Mankind’s Devoted Best Friend,

Is Far More Than ‘Just a Dog’ To You,

Please Report All Abuse That You Encounter,

Until All of This Man-Made Abuse is Through.


And Please Help Us Spread The Word,

That October is ‘Adopt A Dog Month;’

So Many of Them Need a New Friend,

Please Help Us To Save The Life of One.




©October 2012, Mr. Ed




Adopt A Dog Month

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Reviewed by Larry Matthews 12/8/2012
Bless You
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 10/3/2012
"He is a Dog" He has "rights" What is his name ?
So sad for his suffering was long.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 10/2/2012
"Just" a Bad human? being..

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/2/2012
no, not just a dog, or just a horse, just a child or even just me
Reviewed by pat medlin 10/2/2012
thank you thankyou ed for this sad reminder. there is no allegiance or complete unconditional love like you receive from one of these cast-offs. they positively KNOW that it was you and only you that came to save them.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 10/1/2012
it's never 'Just a Dog'

that's our first error, first of many

you, Ed, never know when to quit
and you'll have to be on the permanent horizontal
before you do...always the noble man, bless you!

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 10/1/2012
the karma is going to suck for that guy... blessings to this lovely dog and all the compassionate hearts for his rescue
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 10/1/2012
Ed, your compassion is remarkable. We have two adopted mixed dogs and a pug. This world is a dreary place for some of God's creatures, human and canine, and whatever we can do for the least of these, that we do for Him. Bless you. I enjoyed the poem. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 10/1/2012
ghandi was right

wish i were closer, we have room for one more

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/1/2012
A beautiful friend to all, I am glad it has a happy ending.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 10/1/2012
it is horrible how some nondeserving people treat our best friends..they should have done to them what they prevert on our friends
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 10/1/2012
You are making a very good point about how we treat each other based on our treatment of dogs.

Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 10/1/2012
Thanks to you, this poorly neglected dog is saved and has another shot at finding a loving home ...
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 10/1/2012
I would say, "It's just a human" one of many.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 10/1/2012
Seems no matter how many experiences you write about, the rescue mission you're so very dedicated to never gets old. Thank you for sharing another compassionate story.
Reviewed by D. Vegas 10/1/2012
Cats and dogs are precious to man...they love unconditionally
and are great comfort to the lonely and the old...thank you Ed.

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 10/1/2012
Every thing is a gift to us and if
others say it's just this or just
that with no acknowledgement that
these gifts are treasures then they
are not human...

I am appalled at these sorts of
people, and heartbreaking to look
at this beautiful creature so
horribly neglected.

Another great bit of awareness
to the cruelty of mankind

Love and Light Angel Mr. Ed
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 10/1/2012
OMG!!! Heartbreaking.....bless this precious little soul and bless you, Ed!


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