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  Winter Journey - Part I
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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
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-Don’t Be A Dick-


“We are treating our distant cousins

In fur and feathers so badly now,

That without a doubt,

If they were able to formulate a religion,

They would depict the Devil in human form.”


William Ralph Inge



Heading northbound on the tollway

The woman in the tollbooth near tears

“I see you love dogs; just look at these,

A monster just dumped them out here!”


She shows me four tiny, newborn, Shepherd puppies

In a small cardboard box, in her small tollbooth stand

“Can you believe it? Some guy just raced through here

And tossed them. What the hell is wrong with this man?”


“By the time I ran out attempting to gather them up,

Two of the puppies were already run over by traffic;

Thank God, I was at least able to scoop up these four,

I tell you, my fellow human beings truly make me sick.”


We were both nearly in tears now, as I gave her the name

Of a wonderful woman, who heads a Shepherd Rescue group

The courageous and compassionate tollbooth worker thanked me

And as I drove on with my dogs, I was now consumed by the blues


What is wrong with humanity these days? I didn’t know the answer

Especially since spaying and neutering our pets, is not very expensive

But instead, so many just dump their pet’s unwanted offspring like trash

Today, over 80 percent of unwanted, unloved animals, will not get to live


Over her lifetime, an un-spayed female dog can have hundreds of offspring

And, an un-neutered male canine, can father thousands of unwanted children

Today, America’s shelters are overflowing, because so many are still so callous

Don’t Be A Dick: a person who continues to perpetuate this suffering without end


Please Help Us To Reduce This Horrendous Number of Pet Throw-Aways,

Please Urge Everyone You Know With A Pet, To Spay Or Neuter, Today;

And, Please Urge Everyone You Know To Adopt, Not Shop, For Their Pets,

Backyard Breeders and Puppy Mills Add To The Problem In So Many Ways.


-And February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month-



©Winter Journey 2012, Mr. Ed




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Reviewed by m j hollingshead
each time someone at the local big box store eyes my cart and comments on the sacks and sacks of cat and dog food i all but shout SPAY is NOT a four letter word.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
You lead us into a deep and very serious place here which directly addresses the human heart. Your love and devotion is inspiring, and you pass these on to the animals, to the world. Thank you for that!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
I am so appalled at people, so disappointed and sick of this abuse..When is it going to be recognized that there is a severe problem in this country???? I shall send healing energy out to all those suffering animals...
Much peace, love and light to you, Ed.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Journey the winter of all seasons
on bended knees praying for such
horrendous acts to stop....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
omg..I just heard on the news that a 6 month brown lab's legs were bound with tape, along with his mouth...thrown off hwy 94, the dog sufficated...I still cry thinking of are so right, so many sick humans..makes me sick!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
I am working on getting another dog, just want one with like a collie rough coat & maybe mixed with german shepherd...but I am not choosy, any dog that needs a home I would love to live with...e
Reviewed by jude forese
Sage advice ... i just wonder if most humans can be really be responsible ... this problem may never be resolved ...
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
The answer is stiff penalties for failure to neuter and jail time, lots of it for the dumpsters. There is a reason they're called dumpsters. Garbage...human garbage. cuz p
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
A heart of tears for these tiny puppies. Bless the lady
and her shelter. Your an angel Mr. Ed.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
They are cute and cuddly as puppies. But pet owners have little idea of the lifecycle of dogs and consider them to be showpieces of consumption, like toys and clothes, easily thrown away when unliked. Bad attitudes die hard. Keep up the good work.

Reviewed by Laura Fall
Truly meaningful poetry as always that tugs at the heart Laura
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Sage advice, Ed! I'm with you and that lady ... I just can't figure humans out! Thank goodness for the compassionate hearts in some!

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