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A Survivor's Tale
By Mr. Ed
Last edited: Friday, August 28, 2009
Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009



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The Fourth Anniversary of Katrina

 

-A Story Appearing In A Midwest Newspaper This Weekend-
 
Hi, my name’s Tater. I used to live down on the Gulf Coast, right along the ocean. And, I used to love swimming in the sea. But that all very horrendously changed for me, and for thousands of other animals just like me, when Hurricane Katrina came crashing in on us four years ago on August 29, 2005.
I was so frightened that I nearly lost my mind in that storm, and now, I didn’t know where to run, or where to hide. I lost both my home and my family in that storm, and thousands of other dogs and cats very sadly lost their lives.
A few weeks after Katrina hit, some kind hearted demolition workers found me wandering all alone along the ocean, and I was now starving. They felt sorry for me, and they started throwing me some French Fries, which I really appreciated – at that point, I think I would have appreciated any kind of food at all – and they quickly named me ‘Tater.’ 
They also soon called a pet rescue group working down on the Gulf Coast, and they told them all about me. The very next day, another human being showed up in his old truck. He stopped near me on the beach; he opened his passenger door; and he whistled. Boy, was I every happy to see him! I jumped right in that old truck of his, and we took off together – leaving my former home behind - forever.
I quickly decided that I liked both my new human friend, and his old truck. I finally felt safe again inside that truck; and now, I began traveling all around the Gulf Coast with my new human pal, rescuing lots of other now homeless dogs and cats. Some days, we had a truck full of them, and we were both really happy now when we were able to help them out.
I actually lived in that old truck for quite awhile, until my new friend and I headed north, up to Chicago. These days, I live in the Midwest in a pretty nice house, along with a few other canine critters, and several cats, and I still love to swim!
And these days, you can usually find me splish-splashing around in my little plastic swimming pool in my new backyard, especially in these really hot Dog Days of Summer.
And when I’m not swimming in my pool, I still love riding around in that old truck with my other dog pals, and with my favorite human.
And these days, I’ve also heard my new family talking about all the dogs and cats just like me, who are now very sadly losing their homes to foreclosure.
Why not visit an animal shelter in your area, and give one of them a second chance at life? I’m really, really grateful that I got mine.
Love,
Tater

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Reviewed by Tom Hyland 8/29/2009
TATER - WELL DONE! PEEWEE HAS TAUGHT YOU WELL ...

YOUR 'NEPHEW' RUFIE N' UNCLE JOISEY MIGHT COULD LEND A FEW POINTERS ALSO -
OR VICE-VERSA?

'CUZ' TOMKAT ...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/29/2009
Was the truck driver named Bruno??
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/28/2009
So glad Tater has a new place! He is one of the lucky ones! God bless him and all who went through the horror that was Katrina! Powerful story; well penned, from the "Dog's" point of view! Four paws up, WAY up!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :)
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/28/2009
Compelling story and one that I am sure many will hear and heed.
hugs to the furry friends
fee
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 8/28/2009
Such a beauty Tater is, and how grateful and wise! He knew to stay in that old truck with his good human-buddy! What a survivor! What a rescuer!! May there be many more like these two.

Yeah...shelters should be checked first when wanting a pet...

Blessings and Love to Tater and Mr. Ed - Micke
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 8/28/2009
More storms on the way, it's a good thing there are kind hearted people like you Ed, Bless you! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/28/2009
PeeWee, Ma, Tiger Lily and Jersey Ed will be so proud of you, me? me thinks you are just a soft touch!

EDvard, always yer Ole Brother

Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/28/2009
so cute, thankyou for sharing this with us. LadyJ

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