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  A Veteran's Best Friend
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Saturday, July 11, 2009
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“I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands,

When he looks at me so attentively, and he gently licks my hands;

Then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat,

For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that.”



W. Dayton Wedgefarth



He was a young valiant U.S. soldier

Who had served so very honorably in Iraq

But his life changed, and it became a nightmare

One day on patrol, after being wounded in an attack


He began to fear crowds, and to drink himself to sleep

He lost interest in his friends, and he considered suicide

The VA prescribed strong pain killers, for his back injury

And other drugs, for the anxiety and depression in his mind


Like so many other veterans with PTSD, his wife left him

He withdrew to a small apartment, and his life was in decline

But luckily, he learned about a program for veterans like him

And his savior was a dedicated new friend, a wondrous canine


Soon, he met Tuesday, a Psychiatric Service Dog

Who was trained as a Seeing Eye Dog, For the Mind

He now lives with, and cares for, this vet with PTSD

He’s a most reliable furry friend, of the very best kind


Tuesday now listens for the alarm on this veteran’s wristwatch

And, he makes sure that his human friend takes his daily medication

He now accompanies him to the movie theater, and to therapy sessions

He sleeps with him, and knows his moods, and helps his nightmares end


On a recent afternoon, the vet and the dog walked to a subway station

The crowd was enormous, and the dog knew the vet was under stress

So Tuesday quickly created a buffer between his master and the crowd

As they boarded the train, the vet whispered to the dog, “You’re the Best!”



Puppies Behind Bars Inc., a nonprofit organization

That utilizes prison inmates to train service animals,

Has now placed psychiatric-service dogs with 11 veterans,

And it hopes to provide 14 more this year.


To Learn More About This Wonderful Program,

Please Visit Their Website Linked Below,

And Watch Their Marvelous Video.





Puppies Behind Bars

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
A touching story ED. Its great that you write and help bring awareness to others about their plight. Its wonderful there is a program like this in place to offer help...M
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Wow! What an incredible story! Thank goodness there are organizations like this one....awesome!

Reviewed by Jerry Engler
That's a marvelous story, and a wonderful organization, Ed, rehabilitating two groups of people, veterans and inmates, through some great animals in need, a win, win, win......................Jerry
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful, Ed. Our Veterans are so deserving, and so are the pets. A wonderful teaming up of wounded souls who can heal each other through the power of love.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
I am hoping that, one day, we are able to develop a training program that most dogs can adjust to so that those animals who are discarded by their owners will have a second chance. If animal shelters could place dogs into training camps instead of euthenasia rooms, this world would be a much better place. Dogs want to please and they want to love us regardless if we love them in return or not...such selfless creatures they are. So many people out there need a companion for one reason or another. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could brighten what once was a dark reality for someone while saving the life of an otherwise doomed animal? We have a long way to go in making this a better place for animals, but even baby steps are still a forward motion. Wonderful and informative offering, Ed. I truly appreciate you.
Take care,
Reviewed by Beryl McMullen
I hope people are listening - When I read stories like this it seems to me man has to be the cruelest creature on the face of the earth - Thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Absolutely heartwarming; you left a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye. God bless this wonderful organization and God bless that dog and his human master! And God bless ALL of our Veterans!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D *SALUTE*
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
....this is heartfelt
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Ed this made me happy with tears as my husbands job is to make sure the ones coming back and the ones who are medically released get everything they need. I will get him to read this one as he has often come home upset because one feels they are so alone after what they have experienced. Thank you Ed.

Newfie ugs, Rose
Reviewed by E T Waldron
This uplifts the heart,and gives hope for the future of these valiant vets who so need it. Dogs are a precious gift ,as are
most pets. Thanks Bro for all you do!

sis TL
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight
The love and devotion of dogs is truly amazing.
Reviewed by ~ H (Reader)
Good news for sure Ed, love Holly
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
What great program. I'll pay a tax increase for that. Thank Patrick
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Good news for veterans for a change, they deserve it...e
Wow ED, this is a double whammy for the heart, for the prisoners and the vets, what a most wonderful heartwarming idea.
Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard }
WOW this sounds like a wonderful program for the veterans
In my opinion they could never do enough for the vets, for we all owe them so very much
Great write Ed thanks for sharing it
Have a great day
The Buzzard
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Lori Moore
It sounds like Tuesday is the best. Thanks for the inspiration.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Maybe for once they have the brains to expand a program that benefits Veterans, instead of invoking their customary mantra about funding.


Reviewed by m j hollingshead
what a wonderful program!! Leika wasn't trained for this work, but I know what a wonder she was for the vet in my life, Little Guye the dog has stepped into her pawprints now that she is gone.

Reviewed by Lew Duffey
This is a friend indeed.
God bless,
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