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  He Waits So Patiently
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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“Patience is the greatest virtue.”



It has been six long weeks now

Since I found him on that highway

And he has been an excellent teacher

He never ever complains, in any way


His leg still has a splint and is bandaged

And, he must still wear his confining collar

But he's a much better patient than I ever was

After my leg surgery, I’d often curse and holler


He instead gratefully hobbles up and down stairs

And rejoices, in every moment spent in our yard

For him, simple pleasures, like inhaling fresh air

Are more than enough, in his recovery quite hard


He realizes he now has a comfortable bed and food

And both humans and other animals, who care for him

I often envy the animals, for being satisfied with so little

How many of us can say: “I really enjoy the gift of wind.”


How many of us are truly satisfied with our destiny in life

How many of us still truly rejoice, in life’s simplest pleasures

How many of us are content to very patiently wait for better days

How many of us can say: “I enjoyed the day, no matter the weather.”


In the picture above, he so patiently waits for me to sit

So he can give me his wet kisses of love and gratitude

I now find myself very grateful for his excellent company

Just watching his delight in life, puts me in a better mood


It has been six long weeks now,

Since I found him on that highway;

And he has been an excellent teacher,

He never ever complains, in any way.



©August 2012, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/24/2012
They are so stoic, so good. We can learn so much from them. Heart touching Ed.
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 8/24/2012
Mr. Ed ~
Cato is really looking great. His nose catching the drifts of wind
to his freedom. Caring and loving you are Mr. Ed.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/24/2012
So glad you came to his aid; more people should learn from you! Hope he feels better soon so he can get around better and get rid of The Cone Of Shame! Poor baby! Well done, Ed!

(((HUGS))) and much love to you and the pup~

As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/24/2012
behold the dignity and forbearance of
the animal - a lesson for me and for
many others, i hope

always with you, Ed

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/23/2012
Such wonderful lessons learned
from our four legged friends..
who so gladly give *Mr Ed*
being so wise to know....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 8/23/2012
lovely read, glad this pretty boy has a loving home at last.

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 8/23/2012
I wonder how much patience God has with our dilliance, bless ya Ed!
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 8/23/2012
I'm so glad to know that he is doing very well. I'm not surprise, he is in your loving care ... We can learn a lot from our four legged friends. Beautiful poem, Ed ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/23/2012
In the picture, Cato wears a halo. Your poem shows how much we can learn from animals.

Reviewed by neerja gandhi 8/23/2012
We can learn a lot from animals, they are sooooo adorable :)
Beautiful poem... Best wishes,neerja
Reviewed by Darrell and Kathy Adams 8/23/2012
You have graciously shared a special gift today. Thank you. Be well, Kathy
Reviewed by D. Vegas 8/23/2012
Animals are God's greatest gift to man! Enjoyed,Ed!

Reviewed by John Domino 8/23/2012
God bless him!

His nickname should be "Patience" and that would be so cool.

Hey "Patience" we all could use more of what you got!

Can a dog like him run for President?
Oh, I am sorry, he is probably too intelligent for that job!

GOD Bless you Ed!

May peace, patience, kindness, love, happiness and all that is good fruit bark up your tree!

John Michael
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 8/23/2012
I am forever grateful for the smell of the wind
the trees that are my soldiers that surround me
and protect me. I am forever grateful for all
the abundance I have been given in friends alone.
I am forever grateful for the food I have and a
bed to sleep. I have no wants, I have no desires
and if practical and logical if I could just live
in nature alone I would.

I am not an animal, but a woman who does not care
for material things and never have. But relate
completely to this little fellow who is so
grateful not complaining and just pleased to be
loved by those who surround him.

Beautiful testament Mr. Ed to this lovely little
fellow and you can even see it in his eyes in this
picture - all his happiness and it's because of you.

People should learn from him :)

Love and Light
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/23/2012
Aw! He's sooooo adorable! Every word here is truth, Ed...I have learned so much from my pets...and from animals I have helped over the years...if only all humans would pay attention to what they teach....

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 8/23/2012
so important to remember how precious those simple pleasures are-thanks!

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