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  He's Not The Monster, We Are
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
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"If I have any beliefs about immortality,


It is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven,


And very few persons will."


 


James Thurber


 


 


I have written a few poems about him before


This brave old friend of mine from New Orleans


His two back legs were paralyzed in the hurricane


Even though he’s a ‘Pit Bull’ he never turned mean


 


He spent several long months in a veterinary hospital


Then he was brought to our rescued pet center in town


And even though this courageous canine could not walk


He was one of the happiest souls I had ever been around


 


Many of us fell in love with this dog because of his spirit


He loved playing fetch scooting after a ball on his behind


For many of us he became the symbol for all the survivors


They all truly wanted to live and find some love of some kind


 


A kind hearted soul eventually bought him a dog scooter


And now my friend learned to run again never once afraid


He soon joyously marched along with several other animals


In an extremely gala Mardi Gras Rescued Dog and Cat Parade


 


Last year I heard some marvelous news about my old pal Red


He had found his permanent home with a woman named Diane


Which makes this old dog lover very happy for this marvelous mutt


He deserves all the very best in life – he truly is a creature most grand


 


Yet, many of his canine kind are now under a truly unjustified attack


Please read my accompanying article about Breed Specific Legislation


Vicious human beings are causing dogs like Red to be branded ‘vicious’


And yet once again, mankind blames an animal, for our own evil inclinations


 


 


 


 


 

      
Breed Specific Legislation


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Sad heartfelt story...but luckly with a happy ending!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Walt Hardester
An animal raised with love wil love in return. Some breeds are agressive, but without torture inflicted by cruel masters they are only agressive when they or a member of their family are threatened.
I continue to praise your efforts, Ed.

Walt
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
I have to agree with you Ed, these animals are what they are trained to be in the end they are the ones who suffer, such a shame. In my mind and heart this is abuse to the animals. Thank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Felix Perry
So right you are, and those that train these dogs to be killers and vicious and sacrifice them for their own selfish reasons should be punished to the highest level of the law.

Fee
Reviewed by E T Waldron
The old story of getting tarred with the same brush! Will humanity never learn! We are all individuals given life by the one God who
Created all things! Imagine if God were to judge us all the same,the world would have been ended by now.Thanks for sharing Ed,maybe some will get educated!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
You know, Pete from the "Little Rascals" was a pit bull and he was such a kind hearted dog as many I have come across over the past few years. There they go blaming innocent animals for the sins of mankind again.....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Sara Coslett
My husband told me a funny joke yesterday which I'll share with you Ed.

Question: How do you know dog is man's best friend?

Answer: Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. When you open the lid guess which one is going to be happy to see you and licking your face.

~ Sara
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
I agree with first all with( James Thurber) and secondly Georg said it well enaugh, it's not the dog that is evil, it's us for making him that way. And I thank you for bringing that beautiful story, it warmed the cockles of my heart, especially just signing a petition, where they used a similar dog and let him starve to death as an art exhibit in Honduras, I'll send you a clip. God bless you my friend!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg
What I loved about this story is the ownership of "we" as the monster
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
A heartwarming tale, with a hoped-for ending.; one this beautiful dog certainly earned! Mistreatment of any animal deserves the harshest punishment be given to the mistreater, not to the animal!
My thanks, again, for bringing awareness to us, Ed.!

Micke
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
So wonderful that Red has a home and someone to love him. I love your stories Ed, you are a beautiful soul.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Euthanasia is legal in Oregon which gives you some idea where this Country is headed.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
I do get uneasy around Pits, but they aren't the monsters; those who raise them to be mean are the REAL monsters. It's not the pits' fault! Sad!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
They have gone too far, if we let them they will legislate our lives using a hangmans rope.
Instead of condemning the poor creatures it should be legislate harder penalties for the two-legged abusers.
You don't need to go to a derelict car's yards, a sport celebrity engaging in dog-fight cruelty can be a high profile start.
Good for you PeeWee.

Georg
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Hello Mr. Ed!!
I Seen Ambers Tribute To You!
I Have 3 English Springers & I Love Animals.
Your Wonderful Heart Shows In The Write
I Am Pleased To Meet You. I don't believe animals are bad
the owners need trained!
I am leary of Pits Because of Owners, my neighbor has one & My Boys don't like his male pit in their yard & his pit wants to fight & growl. I get so frightened (used to) That matter has been resolved.

Embrasse'
Vickie
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Pits scare me, only because they are portrayed as monsters; other breeds attack and kill, but seems only the pit gets demonized - thank you for speaking out for them, I've heard they are very loyal and can make wonderful pets. It's the human behind the pit who should be investigated ... well done, Ed.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
what a very touching story-i agree-the breed specific predujice against certain breeds are completely hunan inflicted
Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry
Very well penned and such a great tale. Or is that tail?

Lovely, thank you! ~D.
Reviewed by D Johnson
A sad story with a happy ending, perfect!

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Bless you for stickin' up for my brothers in fur...Rufuz

This BSL crap has got to go...ed
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
The photo says it all,,,,God Bless Diane and Red! The parade is just a wonderful way to celebrate stories like this and spread awareness,, Thanks Ed again!
Christine
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
This is so bittersweet, I have tears..Good for Red, I am so glad that he was saved, I can see his sweet spirit when I look at his picture..
Bless you Ed, you will go to heaven for sure...
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
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