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Inspired by Jasmin Horst Seiler’s Poem,

‘All That Glitters’

 

 

“Home is where the heart is.”

Pliny The Elder

 

As I wander this sad old world

I ponder the meaning of ‘Home’

While I follow after homeless pets

That mankind is now forcing to roam

 

And more and more, I am finding

Many with so little, keep their pets

While others, with far more means

Find new ways, to dump them yet

 

I pass the woman, living in her car

Her two cats, asleep on the back seat

I pass the man and his dog, on the bench

The pledge he made to him, this man keeps

 

Yet, when I visit our overflowing animal shelters

I far too often see a much different side of humanity

“What a huge mistake we made, getting our son this dog;

We just don’t have time for him, so here he’ll have to stay.”

 

Even worse, are the many phone calls that I’ll now often receive

About yet another pet, someone tossed out a vehicle on a highway

Or a pet someone left in a park, that is now so forlorn and frightened

Or a pet that someone left in their vacated home, as they drove away

 

The two cats in the car and the dog on the bench are not ‘homeless’ at all

They are extremely happy and content, to be by the side of ‘their humans’

And their humans, who have so little themselves, haven’t left them behind

If only the rest of humanity, could be like these people, my job would end

 

I also met a most compassionate and understanding fire fighter

Who now allows a homeless man’s dog to stay at his fire station

When the man now showers, eats, or sleeps, at a homeless shelter

Sadly, most homeless shelters today do not allow pets in our nation

 

Some Cities and Towns Have Now Established

Pet Food Pantries, For Homeless Residents’ Pets

Please Consider Donating Pet Food and Supplies

Some People Haven’t Given Up On Their Pets Yet

 

 



 


 

 


 

 

 

 

©April 2012, Mr. Ed

 
 


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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
A great solution to a real problem. Patrick
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
seems that so much in life is considered throwaway or disposable--even children given up for want of the next drug fix or drunken binge--a sad state of affairs
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
The humanity displayed in this picture is priceless....and YES the pet would rather be hungry with it's famiy than left behind because times got tough.....This lady truly "gets" the important things in life and that pets are not disposable!
Anna
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
A Will with a Way...loving
pet food pantries!!! *Mr Ed*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by jude forese
Relief for Rover: Pet food pantry planned for NY counties
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

A New York woman is starting a pet food pantry to help people who may be forced to give up their animals because they can no longer afford to feed them.

Susan Katz plans to open Hudson Valley Food Pantry in April in Valhalla, in a space donated by American Legion Post 1038. The pet food would be free to anyone who could demonstrate a need.

It would be open to residents of Westchester, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Eventually, Katz would like to open a separate pantry for each county.




thanx for enlightening me shall look into, Ed ...
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Moving beyond words...it gives new meaning to a home is where the heart is, no matter where, just love and compassion~
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Pet pantries are a good thing.
To each of us sharing as our friends expressed
caring is the key.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
Wow, this is awesome about the pet food pantries, I didn't know that there was such a thing...thank goodness.

Donations will be made..thanks.

Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
It always astonishes me to hear about such abuse but I guess it shouldn't surprise me. I can't imagine abandoning my 5 dogs, or abusing them. They're family. Thanks for sharing, Ed.
Sheila
Reviewed by John Flanagan
pet food pantries give some hope,
there are some good people out there
who do care and i hope their numbers swell
to where suffering is only a memory;
no place like home.."be it ever so humble,
there's no place.." i share a bench with my friend,
it's not a bed in a warm safe house but we share

Stay strong, Ed

john
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
“No pets allowed,” is a common business refrain. It should say, “we don't do business with pet owners.” So maybe there shouldn't be pet owners at all. Or maybe we should have a pet owners responsibility test before they are allowed to own. And a pet owners fine for every time they misbehave toward their pets.

I predict that there will come a time, when, like when the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was formed over horses being beaten, that animals will have as much protection as children from the abuses of loving neglect and poor judgment. The big brother of camera with sound is beginning to root out the abusers, one at a time.

Eventually, there will be none left because there'll be no place where they can hide their abuse in the dark.

Ron
Reviewed by John Domino
Our cats own our home.
They let us stay there.
They need their space to roam.
We try not to get in their way here.
They allow us to give them treats.
So we can see their reaction.
Sometimes they do the funniest things.
They make our day; they are the main attraction.
How can people throw their pets away.
They just don't get it; it's insane!
They will have to explain that to their Maker someday!

Amen
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
Home is where my pet is...e
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
I think Ruan, again, says it very well, what would I give, had I the means, to those so faithful, oh my, I forgot they are rich already. Bless you friend!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
this one gives me hope that we as a nation are beginning to at least think about mending our ways

ghandi was right

m
Reviewed by Tom Hyland
DEAR PEEWEE ED ...

AS ALWAYS, YOUR STORIES AND POEMS 'TUG AT THE HEART STRINGS' ...

'HOME' IS A BENCH TO A FORGOTTEN VET ...
AND YET, HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN HIS PET!

'HOME' IS WHERE THE 'HEART IS' ...
BUT - THE SELFISH, GREEDY SOB'S ARE HEARTLESS!

'TRUTH' IS, BY FAR, STRANGER THAN 'FICTION' ...

KUDOS, DEAR FRIEND! CUZ TK ...
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Truly a deeply moving write Laura
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke
Seems to be the way of life - The less we have, the more we share -
The more we have, the greedier we are.
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