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  A Tiny White Furball
by Mr. Ed
Monday, April 12, 2010
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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,

A smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

Or the smallest act of kindness,

All of which have the potential to turn a life around.”


Leo Buscaglia


A dark, stormy morning

And, what should I see

A very tiny white furball

Peering mournfully at me


I open up my front door

And he rushes right inside

He’s shivering, and scared

Under a chair, he does hide


I pick him up very gently

And I begin to towel him dry

He squeaks, and he licks my face

The fear begins to leave his tiny eyes


I soon scan his little blue collar

It contains a phone number I call

I leave a message that I have a guest

He goes exploring and finds a little ball


In the midst of our brand new game of fetch

He discovers that several cats are watching us

He excitedly chases after them, hoping to play

They want no part of him, and rush off in a huff


And now, he finds their water bowl and cat dishes

He drinks and he eats, and then jumps up on my lap

He has decided that he likes his refuge from the storm

Soon, his tiny little eyes close, and he takes a little nap


His family finally calls me back, late in the afternoon

He had run off from home in a panic, hearing thunder

As they happily collect him, he gives me a tiny wet kiss

And why he picked my front door, I shall always wonder


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,

A smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

Or the smallest act of kindness,

Which can alleviate another being’s fear.



©2010, Mr. Ed







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Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 4/16/2010
This is beautiful Ed, and so true!

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,

A smile, a kind word, a listening ear,

Or the smallest act of kindness,

Which can alleviate another being’s fear.

Blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/15/2010
Ain't you ever heard of "by mouth information"? waddayahthink all the dogs barking around are saying? they are giving each other you address!

EDvard Ole Brother

Reviewed by Andy Turner 4/15/2010
Superb. A real life Amazing Adventure, Shadow.
Can see the excited wee dog running around, neath the upper-crust stare of the cats.

In the animal kingdom they obviously talk about lunch at Eds and where to find a home and a bed.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/13/2010
Love this real life story of the interaction between man and animal, and why he picked your door...your reputation has spread far and wide for your compassion and love of animals.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/13/2010
Such a beautiful poem to tell us of one of your tender adventures. You are quite the humanitarian. I would definitely come to your door if I was needing to come out of a storm. You are a wonderful soul and amazing writer. Thank you for giving us a slice of your life!

Much peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/12/2010
You must have a hole in your head if you wonder about that question. I heard Ma was always looking around for a cork. Patrick ;-)
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/12/2010
I thought for a while you'd signed a permanent contract, but the ending is equally satisfying. As Lori says, you have a wonderful heart.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/12/2010
such a lovely little visit! your heart shines
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/12/2010
You have a wonderful heart.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/12/2010
St Spike-ael, the massive Great Dane Canine Archangel, stands invisibly outside your house and directs all the little lost ones to you, Dad! :)) As much as I would have loved to see you keep him, tis truly a happy ending that he was soon reunited with his folks... although, with all that TLC, I wouldn't be at all surprised if he didn't show up again sometime: you haven't gotten the reputation of being the Big Bone Man for nothin, after all! :)) xx
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/12/2010
What a delightful read this is!! It made me smile all through!! Thank you, Ed!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/12/2010
I am willing to bet all the wayward animals in your area know of your door, bro'. Maybe I will one day show up there with a painful look in my eyes & hope for at least a meal or a cup of coffee...good that that little guy found his way home...e
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/12/2010
Dogs and cats know where the animal lovers are. Where the calm is for their big hearts to be sheltered. Love it. Liz
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/12/2010
awwww....they have instincts on where to find shelter from the storm..makes me think of when I was young and we got duck eggs,,hatched them and let them go on the lake I grew up night it stormed so bad..and peep peep peep,,,they all found their way to my parents bedroom door..and marched right on in...amazing~
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/12/2010
I believe karma brought him to your front door, my friend. Animals have a way of sensing a port in a storm, and what better place could there possibly be in the whole world than your front door....that little doggie knew what he was doing. Your spirit soars with nature, Ed. And all of nature knows it!

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/12/2010
Dogies instinctively know angels and where they reside, to bad most front doors don't have angels behind them, wouldn't the world be a better place. God Bless You! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/12/2010
lovely read!! glad he knew where to come!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/12/2010
God knew where to send him! How sweet this has touched my heart Ed and brought my tears.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 4/12/2010
Oh, my gosh, Ed he is absolutely adorable!
Reviewed by Ray { The Great Canadian Buzzard } 4/12/2010
The tiny furball knew the perfect door to go to
Enjoyed the write Ed
The Buzzard
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/12/2010
He was looking for a big heart and found one Ed. He is so cute and I am sure his owners were in a panic although I'd never let something that tiny out alone. Great write Ed.

Newfie Hugs, Rose

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