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  Ode To the Rescuers
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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As The One Year Anniversary


Of Hurricane Katrina Approaches


I Salute My Many Compassionate Friends


Who Gave So Completely of Themselves


To Help Our Neighbors in So Much Need


 


 


 


“When we honestly ask ourselves


Which friends in our lives mean the most to us,


We often find it is those who,


Instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures,


Have chosen rather to share our pain,


And who touch our wounds,


With a warm and tender hand.”


 



Henri Nouwen


 


 


I spent many of my hours


Down on the Gulf Coast


At a truly marvelous place


One I now treasure the most


 


It was located down in rural Mississippi


About ninety miles north of New Orleans


And it contained hundreds of ‘left behind’ pets


Rescued from streets which were flooded and mean


 


And it also contained many dedicated people


Drawn like a magnet to these animals’ plight


Here I truly witnessed many incredible things


Here I saw people toiling both day and night


 


Here I saw hundreds of forlorn dogs and cats


Which were brought in each and every day


And here is where I saw them cared for


In a most loving and compassionate way


 


De-hydrated dogs and cats that were dying


Sick and injured animals so terribly weak


But each and every dedicated individual here


Made the plight of these pets a little less bleak


 


I made many truly wonderful friends here


And I witnessed reunions that were grand


When a joyous human found his dog or cat


When a joyous pet found its woman or man


 


And many of the truly dedicated souls here


Kept returning here time and time again like me


There was just something in these forlorn animals’ eyes


That for every animal rescuer here would last an eternity


 


 


©2006, Ed Kostro


 


 


An Excerpt from


Through Katrina’s Eyes,


Poems from an Animal Rescuer’s Soul,


The Book of the Month for August


At the North Shore Animal League,


Whose Compassionate Volunteers


Brought Over 1,200 ‘Left Behind’ Pets


Back to the state of New York,


And Who Found Every Last One of Them


A Loving New Home


 


For More Information


On the North Shore Animal League


Please Read My Accompanying Article


‘The World’s Largest ‘No-Kill’ Animal Shelter’


Or Click on the Link Below


 


Each of Us Truly Can Make a Difference


In So Many Areas of Life


If Only We Choose to Do So


 


 


 


 


 

 
North Shore Animal League


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/27/2006
powerful read
Reviewed by jude forese 8/26/2006
an powerfully moving ode with an important message we musn't forget all of god's creatures in times of upheaval ...
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/24/2006
Dear Ed, You - and your faithful others - are heroes, in my sight.
I was very deeply moved by the stories in your book....tears in my eyes, and saddness to my heart....but thankful, God planted such compassion and motivation, into the earth angels, like yourself. I'm off to sign the petition...Thank you for the picture of the lovely Miss Flower, who has blossomed, inside the touch, of yours and Rebecca's Love.

God bless you both. Rhonda

Reviewed by bluecornflower orangetiger 8/24/2006
thanks Ed. Mary
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/24/2006
You have a beautiful heart Ed...thank you for sharing!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/24/2006
Once again you bring us into the world of caring people and animals who have a dire need for them. God bless all of you who toil ceaselessly to care for others besides yourselves. It is a tribute to the goodness inherent in man, if we choose to make use of it. Great write!

Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 8/24/2006
Your writing and compassion always touches my heart, Ed. Good to read you again!
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/24/2006
Although there is a somber spirit in this Sir Ed, there is also hopefulness, because there are some people that really do care. And they will go out of their way to do so!

Kudos
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/24/2006
Beautiful!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

Be praying for us; we are in need of a miracle! Thanks!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/24/2006
In hopes it will never happen again...ed & RUFUZ
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/24/2006
Hi Ed, truly a lovely piece. I heard so much news about Katrina but the plight of the poor pets was not mentioned. Thank God there were those who took care, like you.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/24/2006
Ed

You and all the other committed and motivated aid workers in the Gulf Coast, have been touched with the Divine, and are providing a humanitarian aid programme of tremendous magnitude, in that devastated area.

God Bless You's All

Peter
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/24/2006
You and they are cut from the seamless cloth that Jesus wore before He gave up His life for all.

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Where The Redwing Sings

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals

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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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