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  Living In The Shadows
by Mr. Ed
Monday, April 23, 2012
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This Is The Plight Of Far Too Many Discarded Canines In Our Nation;

Just Picture Your Own Dog Having To Endure Such Fear And Isolation

 

 

“Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger,

Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home;

And freedom, oh freedom, that's just some people talkin,'

Your prison, is now walkin’ through this world, all alone.”

 

The Eagles: Desperado

 

 

The second week of our ‘Saving Shadow Campaign’

This outcast has endured so much cruelty and pain

 

He was horridly abused, then dumped on the street

At first, he sought kindness from those he did meet

 

But even people with their own dogs, were cruel to him

He was chased out of their yards, by curses in the wind

 

Then, he was pursued by animal control, and the police

He kept running and searching for kindness on the street

 

Finally, he found a man who was kind, and he timidly entered his home

But he panicked and felt threatened – he fled, and once again roamed

 

I have followed him under backyard decks, and into musty old sheds

I have sadly watched him slip back into the shadows, filled with dread

 

Just last night, his great hunger prompted him, to enter one of my traps

But once again he panicked, and he bull-dozed his way out, just like that

 

But a marvelous thing occurred, after he freed himself from that trap

Instead of racing into the night, he stayed right there, and took a nap

 

Like many outcasts before him like Jack, Trucker, Hank, and Carrie

A tiny spark of trust has now ignited, and is now, very slowly, emerging

 

Now, residents in the area say that he has started following my truck

I am not giving up on him, poor Shadow deserves some decent luck

 

It took an entire month of pursuit, for our Little Jack, to trust once again

Today, he is now happy and loved; his great suffering came to an end

 

And hopefully soon, Shadow too, will trust me enough, to let me help him

Like every other discarded street orphan, I believe Shadow deserves to win

 

 

Saving One Outcast Won’t Change This Sad Old World,

But The World Will Change, For The One Being Saved.

 

 

©April 2012, Mr. Ed

 

 
         


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/25/2012
Man I hope so too. Patrick
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 4/25/2012
I have lots of wildlife that come into my backyard. I feed all the animals. Deer no longer fear me and they are hunted creatures, they also know where they are safe. All animals have this instinct, so with you they know although timidly at first there is a safe haven. Bless you and you efforts.

Love and Light
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/24/2012
yes, Ed, Shadow will come to trust you;
i've always been convinced animals
know kindness and not just because of
food or treats, it's more than that - they sense goodness


john
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 4/23/2012
Saving the animals is like saving oneself,
and for that *Mr Ed* you are truly blessed!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by jude forese 4/23/2012
your a true voice for the neglected and abused ...
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 4/23/2012
Another sad story with a glimmer of hope in the end. You are a miracle worker.

Keep on savin those needy animals...

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/23/2012
So sorry people treat animals cruely, i love them and could not, would adopt lots if i had a home to have them in. Meanwhile i have my cat and she's special to me.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/23/2012
"Shadow" your breaking though to a new world.
Bless you Mr. Ed.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/23/2012
Bless Shadow, he is trying to give into trust...I hope your next poem will give us a good word...thanks Ed again and again!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/23/2012
YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! I can't say enough what a fabulous human being you are, Ed! I pray Shadow comes to you soon...he sure deserves a good life....they all do!

Anna
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/23/2012
He WILL, I just know. I am betting that he already senses you are a true friend. Just take time. So great of you to be so patient.
Care so much!!

Ray & I are lucky enough to have been able to rescue another great dog. Only problem was he was named "Nicky." That's our 11-year-old Yorkie's name. We have struck a compromise, & our new darlin's
answering to Mickmou {'splain later}. He's a bundle of energy &
Nick's still not sure about 'im. He'll come 'round. Such a sweetie.
But then, any dog given half a chance is.

Tellya to keep up the great work, but it'd be a waste. You are so
dedicated!! Such an INSPIRATION !!

Woofs and Raffs and Big, Slurpy Kisses!!

Green & Co.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 4/23/2012
Aw such a touching write and all these animals truly deserve a happy and loving home Laura
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 4/23/2012
I'm sending happy thoughts to this handsome waif. He needs to know that not all people are to be feared and he needs to know what the other side of life is like.
Good luck, Ed. Give him some love from me.
Rx
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/23/2012
Walking in the dark, eyes, heart and mind closed, most people wouldn't see him, bless ya!
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/23/2012
I know we will hear good news soon--thank you, Ed
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/23/2012
Good luck, he deserves a better life...e
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/23/2012
hopefully this first breakthrough will lead to more, and SOON


m

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My Dog Is My Hero

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Gold River Canyon

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