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  A Little Girl's Faith and Hope
by Mr. Ed
Monday, January 29, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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"I had something in my heart,” said Kayla, a fourth-grader,

"And I knew he wasn't gone.”



He vanished from home

Six very long years ago

But in her heart and soul

Kayla wouldn’t let him go


At the time of his disappearance

Her friend ‘Cujo’ was seven years old

He somehow ended up over 100 miles away

In the home of a very compassionate widow


But when this very kind elderly woman

Had to go live in a nursing home one day

Cujo the again homeless Golden Retriever

By the local Humane Society was taken away


His picture eventually appeared on a Pet Adoption website

Kayla’s uncle spotted the missing Cujo there very recently

And when the reunion between these two good friends occurred

It was very evident that Kayla’s heart and soul now filled with glee


Having helped reunite Katrina pets with their former owners

I have seen firsthand how these reunions can uplift human souls

In this case the faith and hope of an extremely determined little girl

Somehow managed to bring home her good friend now 13 years old



After Cujo went missing, Kayla’s family had put up posters, had offered a $500 reward, and had called every animal shelter and veterinarian clinic in their area looking for him.


And every year since then, little Kayla, who was just 4 years old when her friend disappeared, insisted that Cujo's Christmas stocking be hung on the chimney.


Kayla, now 10, still has his old Christmas stocking and the cedar-lined black cushion her furry friend Cujo used to sleep on.


And now, she can't stop petting his soft golden fur.


Reunions between long lost friends – of any kind – are always marvelous.



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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/14/2007
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/31/2007
A great story Ed. Pets do hold special places in our hearts. I'm glad Kayla finally got her dog back! ....M
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/30/2007
This is a beautiful touching story/poem Eddie!!

Thanks for sharing mate!!

Love Tinky
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/30/2007
This is such a sweet story, Ed, kind of like a modern day "Lassie Come Home". How could anyone not smile at the thought of a pet reunited with a child?
Take care,
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/29/2007
It does not get any better than this. Well done, Ed.
Peace to you, dear poet,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/29/2007
Turner took the words right out of my mouth.... Sassy, Shadow and young Bingo... not even their camaraderie can match this priceless tail.... Yep, Hollywood should be right onto it... Makes me quiver in more than me liver does this... What a real and rewarding life you do lead, Doc Lostro ... yep, it's waaaaaaaay past my bedtime and it shows.... Kate xx
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/29/2007
This is the best rejuvenation of a lost day I've ever had the privelege to read. I love it!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/29/2007
Wow ,now this is sweet Hugssssss
Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 1/29/2007
Wonderful story!

Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 1/29/2007
beautiful and powerful lines.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 1/29/2007
Amazing, and a beautiful story, Ed!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/29/2007

Very beautiful story. I'm happy Kayla got her friend back.
Reviewed by A PAX 1/29/2007
wow, thats fantastic
but how did the old lady wind up with him
this is a mystery
inquiring minds want to know
pax Queenie
Reviewed by Butch Howard 1/29/2007
I think children have a capacity for hope far beyond ours as adults. Not yet jaded by the harsh realities of adult life, children can hold on to hope with faith that is much stronger than we realize. This is a fantastic story! Thanks for sharing it with us Mr. Ed! Welcome home Cujo!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 1/29/2007
Hope is a very powerful thing, Dear Ed. Once again, you have created tears of joy.

Love & Light always and in all ways,
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 1/29/2007
Tender story, Ed. Your elder brother should be proud of you :) Great stroy. Victor
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 1/29/2007
Beautiful, Ed. Once in a while, our furry buddies have to go on loan to serve a need, and returning is a wondrous reunion.

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/29/2007
OH how beautiful and sweet this write is...I loved it! I had a cat that disappeared, he was a housecat and a wonderful friend. He got outside one day and well I never saw him again...until...weeks and weeks later my brother who lived about five miles from us told my mom about a cat that had just decided to move in at house. She gave me the description and I went to see for myself, it was Sebastian, I took him home, he got out again, and went back to my brothers house, this happened about four times, I finally gave up and let my brother have him. He wasn't a housecat, he was a farm cat and was in love with a big yellow tabby cat that lived in my brothers barn....
great write, enjoyed it!
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Rafiriio Daniels 1/29/2007
I have appreciated everything you have displayed, excellent work and look forward to reading more....
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/29/2007
What a wonderful and incredible story Ed.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/29/2007
WOWWEE... The long journey. Brilliant tail...tale mines wagging...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/29/2007
Beautiful and heartfelt poem, Ed; very well penned! BRAVO!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by CJ Heck 1/29/2007
Uplifting and so heartfelt -- what a wonderful story!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/29/2007
Absolutely, Ed,

A very heartwarming poem and reunion, eloquently, compassionately penned; thank you!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/29/2007
A beautiful story & reunion...ed
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 1/29/2007
This is absolutely a great made tears come to my eyes. I think I heard something about this on the news. You've captured it with voice, images and much love.
Reviewed by J M 1/29/2007
This is priceless and so is her faith wonderful work ED. Some of the katrina dogs left behind came to our city and found homes one has been returned to its rightful owners. Thank you for you!

Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 1/29/2007
Miracles happen when you never expect ,To be gone for so long and then reunited was a blessing,Excellent write,
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/29/2007
beautiful and touching
Reviewed by Debashish Haar 1/29/2007
You pen some wonderful stories, so much full of life and associated with life. Reunions are magical, and as somebody mentioned "miracle", they can influence changing lives. Thanks for sharing this work...

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/29/2007

Reunions between long lost friends – of any kind – are always marvelous. Amen
Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/29/2007
This poem touched me very deeply. I have a dog named Blackie that I adore! If something happened to him it would be like losing a child. He's my baby and I love him very much. I'm glad this had a happy ending for Kayla and her family. She never lost hope that Cujo would be found. Miracles do happen. Thanks for sharing, Ed.


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