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  Lessons From Canines
by Mr. Ed
Friday, August 03, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“A man may smile and bid you hail,

Yet wish you to the devil;

But when a dog wags his tail,

You know he's on the level.”

Author Unknown


It’s been three weeks since I found him

Lying there, in his hell, on that highway

He has now had surgery on his broken leg

And his health is slowly improving each day


Each time that I would visit him at the hospital

He would shower me with kisses and tail wags

Dogs never try to hide their emotions like we do

It is fairly easy to see when they are happy or sad


Even though his leg is bandaged, and he wears a cone

He does not complain, or curse, or so very rudely shout

He and I went for a little walk around the animal hospital

And he was extremely appreciative, just to be alive and out


And soon, he hobbled over to my old truck in the parking lot

He looked at me, as if he hoped we were now going for a spin

So I opened the door, and he eagerly hobbled onto the back seat

As we drove off, he rejoiced in the open window, face in the wind


Highway’s recovery will now take another four to six difficult weeks

But he’s not complaining, he’s just glad to be alive and on the mend

Canines always teach me, to accept whatever life has in store for us

And until I die, I hope that these lessons from canines will never end


“The more one gets to know of men,

The more one values dogs.”


Alphonse Toussenel

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/8/2012
Yes, dogs are very predictable creatures, unlike their human counterparts. Thanks for sharing Highway's recovery with us.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/8/2012
he cuts a comic figure, Ed, in his
'Elizabethan ruff' and blue bandage but
Highway's another success of your great heart

Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/5/2012
Mr. Ed ~
"Highway" is a handsome dog with your love in his heart.
A treat for "Highway" from me !!!!

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Duke LaRance 8/5/2012
You've brought so many memories flooding back from over many years that my head is spinning...I am almost unable to come up with mere words to express my admiration for your sentiments and the artistic way in which you expressed them.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/5/2012
Such beautiful love emitted from
your life giving story *Mr Ed*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/3/2012
Again, you make my day and inspire me with your kindness and devotion. You are a light in a dark world Mr Ed. I can see the little fellow wagging his tail in utter joy!
Reviewed by John Domino 8/3/2012
Thank you Mr. Ed,

You taught us humans once again we can learn a lot from the more advanced species. LOVED the poem!

God Bless you for all that you do!

John Michael Domino
Reviewed by Odin Roark 8/3/2012
As well you should, for truth be told, lesson such as these will not be taken up by humans. Somehow we've evolved into protective and emotionless prisons, releasing sentient abilities far too often by mind-altering drugs. Another "simple complexity" as I attempted to see in another light this morning for my posting.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
Oh how I love this poem, a poem of love and hope and compassion.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/3/2012
Now I know where you've been hiding, just taking lessons from animals at a private school, right...? Jurseeeeeeeeey
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 8/3/2012
He is so cute, and obviously happy while he recovers :) It is angels like yourself Mr. Ed that are their savior. I am an animal rescuer as you know and are always there to help all of the creatures that we are blessed with.

It brings me pure joy each time I have read and seen something you and your fellow men have done for them. Keep awareness that all may see, not only the poets and readers here, but those who happen upon this site to see all your good works.

Blessings, Love, and Light
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 8/3/2012
And thankful for every morsel you throw them, bless ya!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/3/2012
Thankfully there are living Angels among all the evility of people's cruelty...the truth is bottom line too, I know I look into any animals eyes (not just my 4 fur babies) and the love is so deep.
...and too in that quote it is terrible people spawn those thoughts about wishing one to the devil-but they do & for some reason find nothing wrong with their vile thoughts or tongues of hatred which merely poisons their own Emotional Wealth & inner peace

Love & Fur Babies Forever!!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/3/2012
I've learned some of my most valuable life skills from my pets....they are a source of inspiration I don't find anywhere else...all animals are.....So glad to know Highway's on the're an angel, Ed!


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Where The Redwing Sings

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