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· Mystery of Madera Canyon

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· We Are Their Voice

· Happy Paczki Day!

· Another Innocent Soul Out In The Cold And Snow

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  A Tale of Three Survivors
by Mr. Ed
Monday, August 28, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Honor every being,


For each is needed


To complete the tapestry


Of life on earth.”


 


Penelope Smith


 


 


As the one year anniversary


Of Katrina’s wrath draws near


I honor three of her survivors


Three friends I now hold dear


 


 


 


This black dog had just about given up


When he was found dying on the street


Starving dehydrated and without hope


Another victim this storm would defeat


 


But with compassionate medical care


His will to keep on living was renewed


And with a bit of encouragement and love


This Katrina victim was soon far less blue


 


He also seemed to be responding to my attention


So this healing canine was quickly named ‘Eddie’


But when I finally brought him home to live with us


For two ‘Eddies’ in the house my spouse wasn’t ready


 


So I reluctantly agreed to her name change of ‘Junior’


But these days I prefer calling this dog ‘Momma’s Boy’


My wife is now so very attached to this now playful pup


And they have both given each other tons of love and joy


 


Young Tater had been left behind at a devastated trailer park


Where I found him scavenging through a massive trash heap


He had been alone and on his own for such a very long time


He joyously responded to my voice and jumped into my jeep


 


In my cluttered old truck this so very lonely canine would remain


Refusing to leave its sanctuary and sleeping on my chest every night


He very quickly became my new rescue partner riding shotgun with me


And each additional abandoned pet we found brought both of us delight


 


These days my good friend Tater still diligently follows after me


And his greatest joy in life is splashing about in his tiny kiddy pool


He has also become extremely good friends with our other dog Turbo


And when either of us joins him for a swim Tater thinks that very cool


 


Flower was found lying very forlornly in a gutter in New Orleans


She was starving dehydrated and gobs of filthy oil covered her fur


She now seemed to have given up any hope of a normal feline life


Her eyes were dark and blank and she could never even muster a purr


 


So I brought her home hoping that my other felines could cheer her up


And before long at all her outlook on life began changing dramatically


These days she has blossomed into a glorious and joyous feline flower


As she purrs and plays and catnaps each new day away with utter glee


 


I will probably never really know


The sheer hell Katrina’s victims went through


But I now have three good friends in my backyard


Who without a doubt in my mind - most certainly do


 


 


These are just three of the thousands of Katrina’s pet victims


There are still hundreds more at shelters all across this nation


Perhaps you might find it in your heart to befriend one of them


We each have the ability to turn a neighbor’s tragedy into elation


 


 


©2006, Ed Kostro


 


 


All Pets Radio


Has Created a Katrina Pet Webpage


Featuring Pet Rescue Stories


Katrina Pet Memorials


My Poems about Tater and Flower


A Katrina Photo Gallery


Including Some of My Photos


And Some Very Touching Videos


Featuring Many of These ‘Left Behind’ Pets


 


“I Want To Live”


Really Hit Home For Me


Especially With the Three


Who Now Live In My Home


 


The website is linked below


 


 


 


 


 


 

 
Unconditional Friends


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Reviewed by Sherry Heim 8/28/2006
It still tears at the heart and soul, these sweet friends that were left behind because there was no other choice. They each deserve so much more because their desire to hold on, to wait just one more day to see if their family would return should be an inspiration to us all. When it comes to these four-legged friends, it takes so very little from us to turn their lives around and in the long run, we are the ones who win. They give us so much more than we could ever give to them. It is nice to read a story with a happy ending, and this one has three.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by jude forese 8/28/2006
a wonderful tale of compassion and comradery ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/28/2006
A tear jerker lit eddie! hope you're feeling better! Your pets sure need your attention! Your friends need you to keep writing your beautiful poems,for we all love and admire you a lot! Take care of you!

Love,
Tiger Lily
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 8/28/2006
Your love and compassion for animals shines thru every line!
Thank you for your devotion to God's creatures!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 8/28/2006
This is another wonderful write ED
Thanks for sharing

Peace
William
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 8/28/2006
Ed, you have a heart of gold. You did your part, and I hope others did too. Victor
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/28/2006
Ed:

This moves me greatly. Very heartfelt! Thank you so much for sharing the link!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/28/2006
B E A U T I F U L, Ed, and congratulations to the survivors! Give them an extra (((HUG))) from Texas way. :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/28/2006
God bless you, angel Eddie; you are a true hero!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/28/2006
You are a man amongst men, a human amongst humans & a man any person would gladly call an adopted brother...E & R (thanks for saving my brethren, someday when we have more room Daddy says we can adopt more doggies...Rufuz)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 8/28/2006
Ed

You remind us of the catastrophe that was Hurricane Katrina, and the devastating effect that it impacted on all the inhabitants, animals and wildlife in New Orleans and Louisianna..

You are the Nature Man and Dr Daktari of America..

Terrific graphics and saying

“Honor every being,



For each is needed



To complete the tapestry

Of life on earth.”

Penelope Smith


Peter
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 8/28/2006
Your compassion for the animals is a sign of grace and a a badge of honor. Wonderful story/poem
Reviewed by A PAX 8/28/2006
you are the angel these pets needed
imagine an angel ogre
beautiful hearted man you are
and wonderful poet
pax a
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/28/2006
Your kindness is rewarded here on earth by the animals you've come to embrace. After time leads you to another adventure, I'm sure God will proclaim you as the Dr. Doolittle of heaven.
Susan
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra 8/28/2006
How wonderful to hear that the trio are doing well. Your Katrina poems and articles gave me so much insight and info last year. I love your graphics and background scores. :-) shoma

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Where The Redwing Sings

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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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