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  He Teaches Me
by Mr. Ed
Friday, May 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Feral dogs are the untouchables; they are the ones who ‘belong’ to no one.

They are the hold-outs, the dogs the under-funded pounds can't catch,

 And the extremely over-burdened humane shelters cannot deal with.

They colonize whatever neighborhoods afford them the best shelter,

The most food, and the least amount of contact with human beings.

They exist, like genetic castaways, in a sad evolutionary no-man's-land

Between domesticity and wildness. They are completely and utterly, alone.”


Randy Grim, Stray Dogs of St. Louis


I thought that I knew a lot about dogs

Until I agreed to bring this canine home

He was abandoned when he was a puppy

He has spent his entire life, out on his own


We now sadly have an epidemic of his kind

In cities and rural areas, all across our land

We keeping dumping dogs, like they’re trash

Our cruelty now endless, dog now fears man


This abandoned dog has now become my teacher

Although he does make me ashamed of humanity

There have already been both good and bad days

As we two get to know each other, ever so slowly


Some days, it seems like we’ve made progress

And Shadow almost lets his heart lead the way

Then, instinct takes over, from a life on his own

He retreats to his ‘safe zone’ as he did yesterday


I have learned that when he perches atop his dog house

He wants me to leave him alone, so he can process it all

And I have learned that when he comes down, he is ready

To give us another chance, to let the barrier between us fall


I never imagined there’d ever be such a rift between dog and man

My heart now breaks over what we have done to man’s best friend

One day soon, I hope to eliminate all of Shadow’s doubts and fears

He is teaching me a lot, while I now patiently wait, for his distrust to end


©May 2012, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/22/2012
Mr. Ed & Shadow !! Teacher's are a blessing.
To be his teacher yet learning from him as well.
Amazing rescue Mr. Ed.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/22/2012
Aw! He's such a beautiful creature!!! If anyone can restore trust in's you....

Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/20/2012



Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/19/2012
What a blessing of teachings
for *Mr Ed and Shadow*!!!!
My heart goes out to both
of you for that day of
reckoning soon to come!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/19/2012
When we are gone, dogs will form packs, and they will be loved (by each other in a dog hierarchy). The weakest will die and the strongest will live and reproduce. Humans don't even have to be in the picture.

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/19/2012
If anyone can get through to him it will be you. We can all learn from our canine friends. It is shameful that some now fear us. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/18/2012
If only you could get in his head and know exactly what he is thinking...but there is an undeniable communication, Ed you are so very intuitive, what a story...keep us updated please!
Reviewed by D. Vegas 5/18/2012
Ed, What a sweet face Shadow has...time heals most wounds.

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/18/2012
Friendship takes time and effort, it will work. Someday he will want to be close to you Ed.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/18/2012
Truly a heartfelt and touching write laura
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/18/2012
You'll bring him around, I have faith...e
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/18/2012
The time will come, you are a gift to them as they are to you. Remember the story of the Little Prince. Each day you will come at the same time, you will sit a little closer. Finally one day I will look forward to seeing you. Patience, trust and love will prevail.

Bless you and continue your beautiful work Mr. Ed

Love and Light

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