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  Dog On The Run
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Both The Jailor Man and His Now Many Fans,

Have Been Searching For This Dog On The Run


Music: Band On The Run,

Paul McCartney and Wings



I’d named him ‘Shadow’ many weeks ago

Since he knew how to hide, extremely well

But as I had chased after him, for all that time

I hadn’t yet learned the depth of Shadow’s hell


And now, we so sadly believed that we had lost him

From our sight, he had now completely disappeared

We surmised, that he’d been run down, or poisoned

These were now, for many, the biggest Shadow fears


Little did we know, that he had now traveled miles

Back to the vicinity, where he had been, abandoned

A neighboring community’s police department called

Our race to save Shadow, had not yet come to an end


And now, we knew Shadow’s horrendous life story

He and his siblings were dumped, eight months ago

Animal Control, had soon captured them, but not him

It has been a lonely life, always on the run, for Shadow


This poor outcast has never experienced any human love

We now knew that he had never even lived inside a home

He had no way of knowing, if we wanted to help or hurt

So he kept avoiding all of us, and sadly continued to roam


And now, every time that we raced off to a different area

We soon got a call from another community, now involved

Dozens of people, in three different towns, were searching

And, all of us wanted to save this canine outcast, somehow


We finally got the break we were looking for, yesterday

He was spotted, exhaustedly sleeping on someone’s lawn

We quickly assembled a team of ardent Shadow admirers

And we converged on his new location, shortly after dawn


This time, we decided to place some sedatives in a very enticing meal

Canine tranquilizers, that were recommended by a caring veterinarian

Shadow ate our offering, and soon, he was fast asleep, inside my truck

He was now safe; it took three villages to bring his wandering to an end


Shadow is now at an animal hospital being cared for and neutered

Our challenge now, will be getting him to trust human beings again

This has been our most extensive street orphan rescue effort to date

But we are very hopeful, that Shadow’s story, will have a happy end



It Took Numerous Volunteers,

In Three Different Communities,

To Enable Us To Provide A Chance,

For This Outcast Canine On The Run,

And Now, We Want To Thank All Of Them,

Every Man Woman And Child, Each and Every One




©May 2012, Mr. Ed: One of Shadow’s Biggest Fans





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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/20/2012
I seem to be working my way backwards through this ordeal. Bless the villages and you. Patrick
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/12/2012
Wow!!! the tenacity of You *Mr Ed* is just
incredible and so full of real passion!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/10/2012
Shadow sounds like a real survivor. If the world goes the way people are treating dogs, he would become an Alpha male for his pack, and lead them to food and safety, no matter what.

I have to really admire him, even though he gave you hell.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/10/2012
What a fantastic story!!! I've read all of your snipits about Shadow and hoped and prayed you'd find him! My prayers have been answered at last! Bless you, Ed!!!! You're an angel!!!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/9/2012
OMG Ed...tears roll down my face, I have thought of Shadow a zillion times and prayed he would be saved...truly I am at a loss for heart speaks to you all...thanks from the bottom...and Shadow, you don't have to hide anymore!...(please keep us updated on his progress) ty ty ty ty for never giving up~
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 5/9/2012
"Shadow" Bless his heart...Mr. Ed and everyone!

Lady Mary Ann (:O
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/9/2012
Powerful writing, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 5/9/2012
glad there is at last reason to hope

Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/9/2012
Still so much animal cruelty in the world but glad to see you are still to the rescue when you can...
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/9/2012
You are a treasure, and make the world a more civilized place Ed, bless you!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/9/2012
You're a good man Charlie Brown...e
Reviewed by John Domino 5/9/2012
Yes, a life is worth fighting for! We must remember these pets depend on us. They cannot make it without the love and care of a human being. Guess what? Most people cannot make it without love and care that many pets can provide. We need each other. We need to wake up the so called civilized world! Amen!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/9/2012
So deeply moving but now he is safe and not running on the streets hungry and abandon all alone thanks to you the true dog hero!! Laura
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/9/2012
i've been wishing for a happy ending to
Shadow's plight and now it seems his suffering is over.
You, Ed, are a blessed man

In Admiration

Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 5/9/2012
Trust takes patience, it does with all creatures. Patience and time and they can sense who is to be trusted. I am happy to see he is finally safe.

Bless you


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