Recent Reviews for Mr. Ed
Curious Creatures - Wondrous Waifs, My Life with Animals (Book) - 10/22/2012 1:05:29 PM|
From one fellow animal lover to another, I was wondering if you had a website set up to establish a network of animal lovers?
As well as having reviews for your works, it might be useful to get a network of helpers to 'adopt', 'sponsor' and 'help' any of the abused and neglected animals that you become aware of. May I step forward first for Manchester area in the U.K. I have two pet cockatiels and am particularly open to helping any birds that need a helping hand. I love dogs enormously, but cannot currently be fair in taking one in due to personal circumstances and a cat is out of the question due to my birds.
Warmest Regards and best wishes on the success of your book,
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/25/2012 8:52:41 PM
I can't wait to read this! I lost my sweet angel about two years ago and miss him terribly...hugs
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 5/23/2011 8:18:54 AM
Oh Ed, you are right! They are gorgeous!! I could watch birds all day, they entertain better than anything man has made. Thank you for pointing me to this. Just awesome. Is there a picture in there that shows them looking down on the wings? I would love to have the use of it with your permission of course and a literary kudos for letting me use it. I am soooo happy you showed me this beautiful bird. Thank you!!!
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 5/12/2011 4:45:18 AM
The book was awesome. I don't have a dog but I am sure I will get one after reading the book.
I like the fact that individuals have presented their experiences because that means its all real.
A must for all dog lovers!!!
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/22/2010 10:55:14 AM
sounds a compelling read!!
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/17/2010 9:57:29 PM
Good for you sir! Patrick
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/17/2010 5:40:29 AM
Amen PEEWEE - Amen!
Good Luck with your new book! tom.
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/13/2010 3:12:31 PM
Love this cover Ed and will have to get this book!
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/13/2010 5:51:16 AM
Gee, why am I not surprised that it would be about a dog.
All kidding aside. Contratulations.
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/13/2010 3:46:44 AM
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/12/2010 9:55:54 AM
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/12/2010 8:48:18 AM
Ed, This book sounds dog-gone good.
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/12/2010 8:17:19 AM
CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, MR. ED!
IT SOUNDS LIKE A BEST SELLER TO ME!
Hugs & Blessings, Granny :)
My Dog Is My Hero (Book) - 8/12/2010 8:06:10 AM
I am SO looking forward to reading this, as I have been for all your books, Ed...I hope this one becomes the best seller it is deserved to be...ed
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 1/26/2010 8:21:06 PM
Ed- Your book sounds IMPORTANT!, As all of GOD'S CREATURES are! This is Exciting News and I am sure that it will bring happiness, Wisdom and inspiration to those that read it! CONGRATULATIONS!!! AGAIN! I Thought I read this but, I almost missed it!
Thank you for sharing your BIG Knowing Heart!
Blessings of PEACE and HARMONY, SOULFUL_PurplePassionsSHEEoxxo
Mystery of Madera Canyon (Book) - 10/9/2009 8:25:07 PM
I received a copy of " Mystery of Madera Canyon." As I began to read, I noticed in the authors writing, a passion for nature and history. My eight year old son loved the character Bony and the mystery of the story. The design of the book is very attractive and welcomes the reader. My wife took the time to read the book and loved it, she did not put it down until complete. As a published author of three books, it is my opinion that "Mystery of Madera Canyon" is a wonderful book for any age. A very good work.
Gold River Canyon (Book) - 9/21/2009 10:00:10 PM
I was a State Law Enforcement Officer for Twenty years before becoming a writer. Jacob Golden "20 years as a lawman; I must read this book:-) It seems a great work!!!
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 6/16/2008 8:06:05 AM
I've been planning to buy this one for my summer reading since I belatedly discovered it a month ago. Now I have to await until I get to my sisiter's in Vermont where I will order it for my summer porch reading. I once read "A Sand Country Almanac" back in the 1970's by Aldo Leopold. I think you live in Wisconsin or go there a lot and this may be the 21st century poetic update to that book. (it's poetry isn't it?) Whatever though there may be some painful realities, I'm hoping to re-connect with my ecological roots as a naturalist... We'll see. And yes I too blame "greedy" cooperations for much. But who's mirror is that we're looking into? That of greedy American citizens who until gas peaked at $4 a gallon thought SUVs were just dandy. Now we must trim our boat when we should've done it voluntarily to save all life. Luckily, I've always driven economy cars (read: Honda civic) But Looking forward to it...
later, michael guy
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 4/3/2008 3:16:38 AM
Where the Redwing Sings is a spiritual hike through the great American nature scene, its struggling remainders, the ghosts of its former glory, and the fading promise of its dubious future.
A nature lover can’t read this book without both feeling a lump in the throat and rejoicing in its splendid prose and poetry. These scintillating literary snippets and cuttings are either collected from nature loving giants of the past or are convincingly invented by Ed Kostro. He also gathers an impressive array of data facts, and then artistically narrates this wondrous perambulation through the fascinating world of earth’s pressured non-human denizens.
The back cover copy reads: “A book of nature inspired poems and essays, written from the heart and soul of a life-long nature, animal, and wilderness lover, and dedicated to today’s children. The words and thoughts expressed in this book reflect both an ardent love of our natural world, and a profound sadness at its modern day demise.”
Ed Kostro has been featured in Catholic Digest, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul, Cats Do It Better Than People, The Almanac for Farmers & City Folk, Pets: Part of the Family, and Pet’s Life. He has now published six books, including Curious Creatures-Wondrous Waifs, My Life With Animals (awarded a Certificate of Excellence in the 2004 International Cat Writer’s Association Communications Contest), and Through Katrina’s Eyes, Poems From an Animal Rescuer’s Soul (2006 Merial Corporation Human-Animal Bond Award).
Along with Ed, I cry at the wanton losses occurring at every turn in the natural world. This book in many ways encapsulates the conscience of naturalists and naturalism. But as wonderful an impression as this little book made on me, I do have one critical complaint — the same that I have with many, if not most, of my fellow nature enthusiasts. I’m not sure I would entirely blame “greedy corporations” for the decline of the natural world. I think we have to look to the sources of their business to find the real culprits. But that is the subject for a different article.
With this critique stated, let me urge the reader to acquire Where the Redwing SIngs and enjoy its haunting beauty for a nature guided emotional experience. I give it four and a half stars.
© 2008 R. Leland Waldrip
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/4/2008 7:24:38 PM
Our wonderful wilderness is brought to life in Ed's latest book:
WHERE THE REDWING SINGS
With his poetry and prose graciously melded into each chapter, Ed
Kostro is able to transport us to the various and beautiful locales of
blissful peace: our wetlands, forests, lakes, mountains, and wilderness.
His Introduction alone will, hopefully, startle the reader's mind with
At a time when the world seems more intent on desecrating our Earth
than on saving its creation, this author brings forth sound reasoning of duty by all mankind to preserve our gracious gifts.
From the beginning "Where the Redwing Sings", attending "The
Cathedral in the Pines", through "Thoughts of Hiawatha I and II, and
"Cries in the Night", you will be mesmerized by the author's
understanding of our natural habitats, the creatures large and
small, and our winged wonders.
A conscience-awakening book that is a must to be owned, read, and
shared with children and grandchildren.
What're you waiting for?
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/2/2008 7:27:11 AM
your dedication is perfect as it will be today's children who will become responsible for these creatures as well as the planet in general--may your book help them to care
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/2/2008 5:16:50 AM
I am excited to read your book,, It is a blessing to have your words of wisdom and inspirations of Nature and all Creatures passed on to your readers..and I am a big fan. Congrats!!!
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/1/2008 10:26:09 AM
Best we sing about Natures wonders when we still have a few left.
Congratulations with your new book, and like Jersey said, "wannareadit"
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/1/2008 9:37:15 AM
Wanna read it, wanna read it...ed
Where The Redwing Sings (Book) - 3/1/2008 8:47:23 AM
Congratulations Ed, I look forward to reading your words...
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 10/13/2013 1:30:28 AM
critters often show more compassion for one another than we do for critters or humans
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 10/13/2013 1:28:34 AM
shelter, rescue, critters always become such great additions to the household.
enjoyed the read
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 10/13/2013 1:27:04 AM
lovely that Etta has her new, safe home
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 10/10/2013 3:10:39 PM
Excellent story, Ed; very well penned! LOVE the ending!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 9/25/2013 2:19:38 PM
Oh! the Wonderment of Great Ending!!
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 9/25/2013 12:07:29 PM
thanks to the perseverance of you and your friends, Etta will not have to suffer through a cold Chicago winter..
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 9/25/2013 8:17:06 AM
I enjoyed your poem and the story behind it is heartwarming...I LOVE happy endings for these wonderful creatures...
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 9/25/2013 7:10:35 AM
I read this story before in the poetry section, but it is no less endearing. I applaud you for your efforts in saving these lost canines and restoring their faith in humans as their benefactors.
The Dog On The Tracks (Short Story) - 9/25/2013 6:03:39 AM
another great story, thank you
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 8/29/2013 9:02:52 AM
Heartbreaking and uplifting. I love my animals and would do anything to help a stray in need. Our cat found us. Skinny as a rail back then, but now healthy and plump. I've got a rescue chinchilla too. Bought from a show/pelting farm. I've got 7 in all and spoil them rotten. Happy about all the Scruffy and other animals' that have been saved. Every single one is worth it.
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/16/2013 1:06:23 PM
Wonderful story; well done, Ed! Thank you for all that you do for all the animals and birds!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/12/2013 2:43:08 PM
Impactful reminder of how much more we can do to match the canine's hardwired compassion for humans...and of course, their fellow canines. Thank you for posting.
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/10/2013 7:51:05 AM
What an amazing inspiration to us all!
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/10/2013 5:42:01 AM
Zoey and Al are truly inspirational in their service to abandoned canines.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I will send it to all my friends.
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/10/2013 4:33:09 AM
So many fine dog stories and powerful bonds. It seems impossible to do them the honor they deserve, but you come close. Thank you.
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/9/2013 5:10:29 PM
Ed, thanks for putting this tribute in story form...it's powerful.
The Dog Who Rescued Other Dogs (Short Story) - 6/9/2013 8:23:07 AM
a wondeful story and an amazing dog and friend
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/26/2013 6:18:01 AM
Scruffy is lucky to be with you and your dogs.
One happy and greatful friend to all.
Lady Mary Ann
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/4/2013 4:43:19 AM
I read about Scruffy in one of your poems...he's a truly lucky little guy to have found you!!! I do hope people begin to wake up and help little fellows like Scruffy instead of supporting puppy mills...grrr!
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/4/2013 1:55:56 AM
Those dogs would say you truly are their Hero and I agree. So many people 'could' so easily do what you do ...but you are the man who actually gets there and does it.
My heart-felt respect to you, Ed.
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/3/2013 4:15:27 PM
As always, your stories only emphasize how derelict our species has become in either ignoring these creatures of love and devotion, or having abandoned them, or both, go on pursuing (sorry, even if it is becoming a cliche--) INSTANT GRATIFICATION, and running away from that which might require some work and dedication to some lasting rewards. Thanks again, Ed, for doing what you do.
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/3/2013 1:19:35 PM
Wonderful story, Ed; always a joy to read 'em! Very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/3/2013 9:54:26 AM
Well done! The photo looks like a Puppy Party. FUN! Far cry from being homeless. Amen!
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/3/2013 4:48:07 AM
Thanks for giving Scruffy a great retirement.
Scruffy's Resurrection (Short Story) - 4/3/2013 4:44:42 AM
great story once again
The 2013 Home 4 The Holidays Campaign (Article) - 12/6/2013 8:24:27 AM
Wonderful and useful information. I'm afraid they'll have to start euthanizing unwanted people as well. I think there's a short story or something in there. Thanks for the inspiration.
October is 'Adopt A Dog Month' (Article) - 10/3/2013 8:51:38 AM
Great information, Ed...as a matter of fact I've just adopted a little fellow who is doing a great job of filling the hole left in my heart when my precious Allie passed on July 3rd.
Kitty Cats, Poopers, and Beasty Boys (Article) - 8/31/2013 10:39:51 AM
Curse thr Rat Bastards...
Kitty Cats, Poopers, and Beasty Boys (Article) - 8/31/2013 9:55:05 AM
What kind of people are we when we consider our pet animals as disposable property that we can treat badly or throw away on a whim. We shouldn't blame the economy, because even the poorest can take care of their pets. We have to blame it on ignorance and stupidity, because that's what it is.
Rescuing his great and wonderful, but we must get at the source if we are to ever get a handle on the problem.
Kitty Cats, Poopers, and Beasty Boys (Article) - 8/31/2013 6:45:44 AM
Ed, you are a great blessing to our furry friends and to humanity as a whole. May you have a great following of new leaders who want to help out in our community and come to the aide of these precious ones.
God Bless you and all that you do,
John Michael Domino
Little Lupita's Horrendous Fourth of July Ordeal (Article) - 6/28/2013 12:12:57 PM
A far-to-often story of panic when the 4th rolls around. Another testimony to the arrogance and narcissism infecting far too many irresponsible pet owners.
Little Lupita's Horrendous Fourth of July Ordeal (Article) - 6/28/2013 7:43:14 AM
Sad story with a happy ending
Cheers to you and Lupita.
Little Lupita's Horrendous Fourth of July Ordeal (Article) - 6/28/2013 6:43:03 AM
Excellent article Ed. Pets are alike like people. They have emotions, likes, dislikes and some are very sensitive too.
Much peace, love and blessings,
Little Lupita's Horrendous Fourth of July Ordeal (Article) - 6/28/2013 4:28:40 AM
I remember her well...bless her little heart and your big heart!!! Timely message...thanks for getting it out there...
America's Most Endangered Rivers (Article) - 4/19/2013 4:55:06 PM
If we can go to the moon we can go to any length to save our rivers. If we can't get our own planet right why would we want to blast off and make a mess of others? The USA better get it's priorities in line while there is still time...
America's Most Endangered Rivers (Article) - 4/18/2013 1:40:52 PM
The last time I saw the Colorado River was when I crossed it in 1968. I was in Mexico and they were building a bridge across what looked like a small creek with polluted water. There was a makeshift bridge that I drove across while that bridge was being built. I couldn't believe how little water Mexico got from the Colorado. At that time, the Salton Sea was a big tourist attraction for fishing. Imperial Valley was booming from the irrigation and crops grown there. I believe that area is now deteriorating rapidly.
In 1958, when I was sixteen, my twin brother and I joined some other Boy Scouts on a 100 mile, seven day paddling trip through the Boundary Waters. We could drink water from the lakes anywhere without boiling it.
In 1974, when my younger twin brothers were fifteen, I bankrolled the trip to the Boundary Waters and they did the paddling and heavy lifting. Some of the best campsites were closed because they were used too much, but we did get to stop and see Knife Lake Dorothy, and after a soaking one rainy day, caught a number of big northerns on Lily Pad Lake. A bear made that trip memorable.
It's a shame to see these fabulous waterways become endangered. We must do everything we can to prevent them from being degraded further.
America's Most Endangered Rivers (Article) - 4/18/2013 10:07:25 AM
I have been to the Grand Canyon many times,
and seen what the magnificent Colorado River
has created..and it must be saved!!
Thanks *Mr Ed* for bringing this info forward!!!
America's Most Endangered Rivers (Article) - 4/18/2013 4:48:01 AM
Police Officer Uses Day Off To Save Old Stray Dog (Article) - 4/8/2013 8:03:22 AM
This is such a heartwarming story...thanks for sharing, Ed...
Police Officer Uses Day Off To Save Old Stray Dog (Article) - 4/7/2013 9:34:53 AM
Saving one canine at a time…
Police Officer Uses Day Off To Save Old Stray Dog (Article) - 4/7/2013 4:38:36 AM
You have a heart of Jesus.
God bless you Ed!
Another Lesson From A Dog (Article) - 3/17/2013 9:41:59 AM
God gave us pets so we can learn from these fine furry friends. my cat tries to teach me how to chill and relax everyday. Now if I would only listen...
Thank you Ed for the poetic reminder.
Another Lesson From A Dog (Article) - 3/17/2013 7:03:33 AM
They sure do. No matter how badly they are hurting, they want to be a member of the pack. We humans should have said it's upbeat personalities as dogs.
Some of my blind friends seem to be more upbeat than the general public. It may be their counter for depression.
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 4:41:01 PM
Thank you for the link, honestly things never cease
to amaze me on the acts of mankind, blessings to this
man who saved this little waif...
I too saved one from my backyard it you haven't read it yet
My Maine coon I dubbed Might Quinn...
Love and Light
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 12:55:58 PM
Why aren't the sickos who starve these animals and then treat them as garbage prosecuted and at the very least heavily fined!
THANK GOD for the angels who saved these lucky ones and DEAR GOD for those poor little souls that were crushed!
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 8:31:29 AM
I see glasses half empty and half full. I am a positive thinker. If our public was truly educated on the health benefits of having a pet most everyone would be collecting them from the trash and treating them as treasure. We collect antiques and call them rusty old gold - man is so screwed up it is not even funny!
Bless the folks that rescue the pets and treat them with love and respect.
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 7:40:53 AM
The dark and light of our excistence is overwhelming sometimes, we need to learn to see better, as some, with the little light we have dont you think, I know you do, and bless you!
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 7:19:08 AM
One saved, many lost. Heartwarming story that doesn't happen very often.
Puppy Saved From Trash (Article) - 2/25/2013 5:22:44 AM
Aw! Helps renew my faith in human nature...I guess there truly are angels everywhere.....thanks for sharing, Ed.
Below Zero Wind Chills Sting Dog’s Body: One Man’s Mission to Save Her (Article) - 2/5/2013 6:27:09 AM
I have one living around here on a chain, one without hair to boot, the postal lady and I are doing our thing to help, blessings friend!
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/20/2013 11:20:10 PM
Our once stray pets now give us so much joy.
They make the best presents for every girl and boy.
All they ask for is a little loving care.
What they give in return is priceless.
You cannot buy a computer game to top them, no place... no where!!!
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/19/2013 2:08:20 PM
When a person kneels at the Judgment Seat, he will be treated the same way that he treated his dog.
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/19/2013 6:39:35 AM
another fine write from you
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/19/2013 5:22:08 AM
Another happy ending...thank you Ed!!!
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 1:36:50 PM
Another story conveying the true spirit of the holidays, and for you, the year round.
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 9:52:58 AM
I knew you were a dog man, but now I see you also have compassion for cats. Another great holiday move. Thanks for all you do and have a great holiday working overtime for all our little long-lost pets.
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 8:33:12 AM
"Jailhouse Joe" napping once again in the comfort of a good mans home! What a heartwarming story that fits right in with the spirit of Christmas. Enjoyed! Joy Hale
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 8:25:15 AM
I rescued our cat 3 yrs. ago this month. I found here at the park, just a tiny kitten, starving, freezing and flea infested. Someone had marked her up with magic marker. I picked her up and she started purring instantly. I brought her home with me, and she's the best cat i've ever had. Her and our rescued dog are best friends.
A very nice story written by you. Have a Merry Christmas.
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 6:50:33 AM
Ed, you always have such good stories to tell. This one has such a happy ending..You are the MAN!!!!
Peace, love and light,
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 6:18:04 AM
Peewee... Not unlike the Pied Piper of Hamlin,
You have the Alluring Lures to capture critters.
You may not play the Flute, nor the Lute,
But you sure get the Job Done!
Jailhouse Joe Joyously Joshes !!!
P A L... Peace Love Abundance.. to You !
He Has A Home For The Holidays (Poetry) - 12/18/2013 4:54:43 AM
What a very lucky cat! He certainly had at least one of his nine lives left.
I so hope you find that poor dog - perhaps his owner is inside.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/16/2013 2:56:45 PM
Good words written well.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/15/2013 8:27:10 AM
Very good advice
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/14/2013 10:38:51 PM
good job, Ed ...
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/14/2013 4:05:42 PM
I used to stand with my mouth agape at the pet emporium at the Beverly Center in LA many years ago. So many smiling faces one just knew were doing what their habits of existence dictated... satisfy the moment, the aftermath be damned. Such continues the mind set of those with money to satisfy the moment, caring not for the inherent responsibility of taking ownership of a pet. Of course, many of these same people have no greater regard for the responsibility to their fellow humans. Such is the downward spiral I write of often.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 1:03:16 PM
The problem shows how shallow and materialistic we've become. Keep up the good work through the Christmas season.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 12:09:59 PM
AMEN ED... AMEN !
GOD BLESS ALL RESCUERS & SHELTERS !
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 11:05:37 AM
Well said Ed.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 10:35:29 AM
I too agree. It's amazing how many people have pets, that shouldn't have. there is a big difference between wanting a pet, and having one. So many people are unprepared for the responsibility of pet ownership. A very good write.
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 8:07:34 AM
Very sound advice, Ed...thanks for putting this out there...
and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
They Are Not Toys (Poetry) - 12/13/2013 3:40:49 AM
i so agree with you
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 10:06:48 PM
Divine union! Thank you dearly for sharing through poem Mr Ed!
It's soo good to hear from you _/|\_
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 3:57:38 PM
The forgotten ones. Yes, if only I had a compassionate landlord. No dogs or cats. (At least he allows us to keep our chinchillas.) But, oh, the tragedy of canines and felines. Had dogs and cats most of my life and know from where you speak. Here's hoping some are lucky enough to get your kind and compassionate rescue care. Your chosen picture leaves little doubt in the hearts of conscious.
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 9:21:30 AM
You must have grown up in a nicer place. I recall when we were kids that we dropped off a couple of dogs… I don't remember why, but I do remember one that came back after being dropped off by my dad over 25 miles away. It was common practice then when many farm yards had six or seven dogs, often half of them were strays that bonded with the other barnyard dogs, got fed up with the others, and ganged up on anybody coming up the driveway. I also had to shoot puppies on my mother's request. It was better than throwing them off a bridge in a weighted gunny bag. There was no birth control for dogs in those days either.
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 7:55:25 PM
The picture of the lonely dog in the snow tears at my heart.
It makes you want hug him, give him warmth and a brand new start.
My cat Sammy-boy is snuggling comfortably under our Christmas tree.
He was a stray from the streets but he is the greatest JOY to me.
Not only do I feel bad for each dog and cat that is homeless today
I feel for the souls who won't take them home for they have really lost their way.
Merry Christmas my friend, God Bless you for ALL that you do.
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 5:38:29 PM
So true. It breaks my heart. That picture saddens me. Because people don't realize animals have feelings too. They have emotions. And they feel physical pain. I'm an animal lover and if I could I would have more than one rescued cat. But my other half is not, so that keeps me from adopting cats and dogs. I think that their should be a requirement to have to adopt/rescue a pet instead of buying one from a pet store first. Just a thought. This poem should be placed in a magazine or somewhere.
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 4:45:46 PM
yes Ed, what you say is so true. roseline
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 2:26:24 PM
Amen Amen Amen and did I say Amen!
No Place, Like A Home (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 5:36:25 AM
i so agree with all you have said here
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/3/2013 12:16:48 PM
Dogs are lovely animals and have been our friends for a long time. Thanks for this pst, ed!
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 4:59:29 AM
A safe haven for a lost soul. Sweet her thankful kisses.
Lady Mary Ann
First Snow (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 4:53:23 AM
The wonders of magic in this "First Snow." Loving to watch
the dogs romp and lick the snow.
Lady Mary Ann
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 4:49:26 AM
A special love they share.
Lady Mary Ann
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/2/2013 3:31:30 AM
a wonderfully worded writing
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 7:41:31 PM
What's interesting about your analogy here is its application to humans. There's something about the elite status of our species that seems more prone to disease of the heart and mind, than say the mixtures of ethnicity and religion relationships. My personal opinion is that the hard knocks that come with these comparisons are what makes for a more realistic expectation of life. In watching the best in show the other night I was struck by this very thought.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:27:39 PM
What an absolutely beautiful poem!
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:25:06 PM
I so loved this write! There is power in your voice! I have shared this and I hope that all my friends and family will pass it on!
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 9:36:22 AM
I've only known pure bred dogs in later life. I think I preferred the resilience of the former.
I can't understand the audacity of creating mixed breed dogs like the LapaZoodle (I just made that name up, like they do creating these monstrosities). What we have become scares me sometimes.
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 9:16:38 AM
Rescued, my favorite breed.
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 7:02:49 AM
Because you've given back to the mutt's...they will give back to you.
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 5:42:33 AM
With so many of these sad souls out there, every day needs to be 'National Mutt Day'.
It's high time all the breeders and puppy farms were brought to heel.
Nice write, Ed.
National Mutt Day (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 4:36:22 AM
Thanks for this. I never knew what a mutt day is until i read your poem!
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 4:10:16 PM
Like you, for many of us, snow is not a maintenance issue. Now, for many, maintenance is defined differently, Something right up there with the weekly trek to the beauty parlor, eh?
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 10:25:58 AM
You bring the reader there with you and it's so much fun!!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful write!!
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 10:16:28 AM
Yes, the first snowfall sure changes the world overnight. And dogs. Dogs have warm coats and seem to revel in new snow like children. Perhaps it because they know they are leaving the flies and fleas behind when the weather gets sharply cold and rejoice in the idea.
We lived in the city too. At the first snowfall, we always got into a terrific snowball fight until
all the snow that was packable was gone from the grass. Later on in winter, snowball fights were a thing of the past, waiting for spring and the thaw. What we dreaded was the occasional ice ball that could crack a head open.
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 9:02:29 AM
So beautiful, I have not known snow except in movies and books and this I enjoyed so much. roseline
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 6:31:15 AM
How about rainfall? Not the same? Well we got lots here. I love it anyway!
Nice poem that takes me back to I time when I know that I was able to tolerate the cold and the snow. These days my bones say, "No no but #!#! No".
Happy Thanksgiving Blessings!
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 6:07:22 AM
i so agree, the magic of the first snow is an almost reverent time each year.
First Snow (Poetry) - 11/26/2013 5:10:55 AM
yes it is a magical thought and you pen it well. I miss those feelings of magic
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 9:50:21 PM
Always Delightful, Mr Ed, when
YOU take us on Your journeys!
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/24/2013 8:16:25 PM
Wow! Techno-wins! Nice to see technology helping in our society. Great job!
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 6:41:27 PM
Yes, everyone should microchip there dogs. Unfortunately, I lost my dog Blackie to cancer last weekend. Its been the worse week of my life. I loved him so and I miss him. I have a poem posted and a pic of my baby. God bless you Ed, for using your voice for the little dogs who can't speak for themselves.
Love and blessings,
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 4:29:25 PM
If only there were a microchip that would return humans to that place where once safety and security resided. Unfortunately, too many of our lost sentients are there by choice, seeing not but the tinsel and decoration ala celebrity addiction as the measure of success.
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 4:04:39 PM
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 3:06:06 PM
EVERY Day for a Veteran!!!
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 11:51:36 AM
Yes, this is a wonderful rescue story with an even more wonderful happy ending.
She looks just like our first dog, Rags. At two, when Roger and I pushed over honeybee hives just to see what would happen, even defended us mightily and suffered more stings than we did. When we went on a two week vacation to Indiana and left plenty of water and food for him outside our house, he got locked inside and even ate the drapes before we got back. Boy, was he happy to see us even though my mom was not too happy to see the internal destruction.
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 10:21:06 AM
MY HERO !!! AS USUAL...GREAT JOB !!!
One More Little Lost Soul (Poetry) - 11/23/2013 6:21:45 AM
thank you i so agree
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/22/2013 5:11:39 PM
"Early Morning Chat" is delightful!!
Lady Mary Ann
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/20/2013 10:23:03 AM
A thoughtful consideration and wonderful piece of storytelling.
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 9:21:18 AM
This is so awesome!!! Leaves the reader with a wonderful sense of peace...you're so "one" with nature it's inspiring!
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/18/2013 3:56:13 AM
wondeful friends make it wonderful
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 5:55:27 PM
So beautiful...enjoyed the chat !!
And wisely we choose...
Thank you for sharing this lovely poem and making my day niceee...
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 1:57:25 PM
The birds are smarter than most political animals. I would think that one could be a great foreign ambassador or perhaps our next president!
Loved the poem Ed!
God bless you for all that you do...
John Michael Domino
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 1:51:59 PM
Your friend, Mr. Crow, will be back to visit you many times... he knows where the peanuts are and that he has made a wonderful new friend. Your words put a smile on my face!
Joy L. Hale
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 11:36:13 AM
As far as a bird's memory goes, you have made a friend for life. And I'm sure that you find that his friendly conversation can be much better than that of a human.
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 9:31:26 AM
Your friends are where you find them.
Conversation is the start of friendship.
Life is what you make of it.
A powerful poem with such clarity!
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 7:49:43 AM
it's amazing what one can learn by simply...listening.
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 7:08:13 AM
Well, stone the crows! You've brought a new meaning to tweeting.
Ed, you can charm the birds out of the trees!
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 6:09:01 AM
After I set my little Molly free to the other side...
I had so many crows in the trees in my back yard it was
amazing and one lone Hawk... I wish I would have had my
camera... they all have something to tell us...
A lovely early morning chat Mr. Ed...
Love and Light,
Early Morning Chat (Poetry) - 11/17/2013 5:26:27 AM
That was a very good early morning chat my friend.
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/15/2013 7:28:26 AM
Well worded sentiment and appreciation. Thank you.
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 4:35:02 AM
God bless you Ed and thank you for this wonderful tribute. My brother's name is on the wall. I visit him often and pray one day his remains will be found and brought home for the proper burial he deserves.
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 2:46:57 PM
To respect and remember each one.
Lady Mary Ann
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 2:42:08 PM
"The Wall" blessings for those who sacrificed.
Moving tribute to your childhood friend.
Lady Mary Ann
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 1:08:53 PM
a wonderful tribute...
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 9:01:21 AM
Well done poetic tribute Ed! Yes I have visited Washington D.C. and visited the Moving Wall when it came to a cemetery in SW Florida. A childhood friend, David Holmes is on the Wall. I also have a good friend who was a Viet Nam Vet who died recently from Agent Orange.
God Bless them all for their service. God Bless them all! Amen
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 7:49:54 AM
A dreadful blight on us that such walls need to exist.
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/13/2013 6:14:38 AM
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/12/2013 8:41:23 AM
I can tell your friend meant a lot to you. I have never seen the wall but have researched the names for the name of a friend from college from my hometown. For some reason his name is not there. However, recently, I did find his obituary stating that he was shot down over North Vietnam as a Marine pilot. Why his name is not on the wall, I don't know.
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/12/2013 7:22:29 AM
Nicely done, Ed...
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/12/2013 7:07:23 AM
And it is with great pride that I think about them on Remembrance day and every day...
The Wall (Poetry) - 11/12/2013 6:33:25 AM
Well done my Friend !
Thank you for your Life-Long dedicated Service...
It is deeply appreciated !
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 4:53:19 PM
Top write ole chum. We still appreciate you guys joining us earlier in wwii, than the last minute assistance in wwi. :)
We all know about the treaty of Versailles,(and Hitlers propaganda) yet few recall where we signed the end of wwii.
Bless 'em all! I lost a brave great uncle in wwi and another was jailed twice for refusing orders.
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/11/2013 8:22:19 AM
Thank you for sharing the history of Veterans Day. I plan to go out today to a mall and thank and shake the hand of every veteran I see. As for the sad and lonely, I will smile at them and say hello. Who knows when we might be addressing an unsung hero; they all deserve to be honored today and every day.
Joy L. Hale
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 8:18:30 PM
Yes I agree, they are the unsung heroes for sure J K
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 10:16:57 AM
Thanks for reminding us.
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 10:01:43 AM
Excellent depiction of this often neglected piece of history. Thanks for your work in assembling the facts.
The History of Veterans Day (Poetry) - 11/10/2013 7:53:24 AM
May we never forget the sacrifices made by our veterans...
Cheers to all who served and those serving still.
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 2:33:59 PM
Beautiful this day of Nov. that I have read your poem.
Sojourn of Autumn's peace ~ Indian Summer.
Lady Mary Ann
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/6/2013 2:29:48 PM
A family to share their ~LOVE~ for that new pet.
Bless them each one.
Lady Mary Ann
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 10:19:38 AM
~L O V E~
to ALL the caretakers
AND animal lovers!
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/5/2013 3:27:04 AM
another fine write
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 5:18:11 PM
Such a travesty our society is guilty of. Thanks for reminding us.
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 9:08:05 AM
Pet stores should be required to "check out" potential buyers to determine if they are worthy pet owners. Any pet buyer should be required to sign a contract in good faith with a detailed plan that they must follow for the care of the pet. If that contract is violated in any way, the pet owner would be subject to fines and other punishment including having to volunteer at a animal shelter and take care of abused pets there.
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 8:37:33 AM
Thanks so much for your ongoing support for our precious little four-legged creatures...wish I could take them ALL in...but then I'd be a crazy cat/dog person...giggle...my 2 cats and 1 dog are just the perfect sized family...
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 6:17:17 AM
Dear Mr. Ed,
We appreciate and support saving a life of each and every pet. We posted this on Facebook and pray for a resounding response.
God Bless You for all you do!
John Michael & Elizabeth Domino
Help Save A Life (Poetry) - 11/4/2013 4:23:21 AM
Thank You Ed
For another one of your outstanding informative contributive wirtes
hope it lands on good ears and readers, My daughter just adopted a small poodle mix...
Peace be with you
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 11/3/2013 3:37:33 PM
Laughing as I write, Mr Ed
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 11/3/2013 12:50:09 PM
And a stupendous "Farewell"
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 11:46:45 AM
Adieu, to the wondrous Summer's veil. Come again old friend.
Lady Mary Ann
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/30/2013 11:42:34 AM
Hilarious Tail!!! HA HA to Tears!!!
Lady Mary Ann
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 11:36:11 AM
You had me rolling on the floor until I realized to my horror that I had fallen and couldn't get back up into my wheelchair. A dog came along, sniffed my butt, licked my lips, and pissed on me. I woke up and it was the day after Halloween.
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 10:43:25 AM
No wonder that dog won't hunt! Ueewy, peuwy! First I was horrified, then laughed out loud at the poem and comments and then had a great appreciation for the doggone cleverness of your poem! This one is a definate keeper!!!
Joy L. Hale
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:49:22 AM
PEEWEE... Soon as I glanced at that pic...
I knowed them thar Huge Dribbies
musta come offen a really Huge Arse!
Probably the reason they invented DEPENDS!
Yer Bro Ed The Lesser always did remind me of Baby Huey...
Big...Dumb...n...Ugly! Guess it werent his fault tho...
What wif yer Ma n All them Travelin Salesmen,
Doncha know? Them Presents yew never got wuz
probably Rejected by the USPS, cause tha Smell of
them Petrified Turds was so Malodorous!
Probably wuz when they started tha...
DEAD LETTERS FILE !!!
HOPE EWE N THE MRS N ALL YER CRITTERS
HAS A HOWLIN HAUNTING HOWLOWEEN !!!
Cuz Cur ... The One-Eth...
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:42:44 AM
A rare light hearted appreciation of your beloved canines. Lovingly put.
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 5:34:17 AM
thank you once again
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:49:21 AM
To My Devilish Old Brother Below:
You must be sending those presents to the wrong address; I haven't gotten Any from you in the last 20 years!
PS: Dear old Ma says that she hasn't either!!
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:48:05 AM
Hahahaha...great Halloween treat!
A Horrified Hound's Hellish Howloween (Poetry) - 10/28/2013 4:21:28 AM
Yeah, you love your dogs but not ur brother, typical...But you still ask for Christmas & birthday presents and I send them right on time, don't I...?? ;-) e
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/27/2013 5:48:24 PM
I am hoping to just be warm this winter...living in a newish place, not a trailer but an apartment...heat, oh glorious heat...what to do when next summer comes ?? I will cross that bridge when I come to it...e
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/26/2013 7:23:52 AM
Thank Mr.Ed wonderful walk along with you
on your last summer's walk until the next one is here
Peace be with you
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/24/2013 5:44:32 AM
As you bade farewell to one season, Oregon seems to not know what it wants--more summer, finish fall, or bring some winter surprises early. So, like you, I spent some thought time with seasons' personality...at least winter's. Given my NY, LA and now Oregon experience, "White is Black" was inevitable. Thanks for bringing me back to some color I so appreciate, especially here.
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 10:58:25 AM
Evermore..to some day
but not for now...
Intriguing, Mr Ed
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 9:25:32 AM
Great write and photo Laura
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 2:15:24 AM
great my friend, nature is so beautiful
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 1:52:53 PM
That ghost is real... and very enjoyable. So many city folk never get to see a scene like you have posted.
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 10:28:32 AM
This is a fantastic write! Your ode to the passing of summer was a treat to these eyes. Summer is gone now, but the memories linger on only to be replaced by the beauty and splendor of the fall months. A nostalgic trip that I shared with you! More, please!
Joy L. Hale
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 10:03:11 AM
Peewee... as per usual, yet another wondrous poem about Life!
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 3:49:57 AM
Now I got to get some bike riding time in and enjoy this cool weather!
Thanks for the wake up call!
Summer's Ghost (Poetry) - 10/22/2013 3:12:28 AM
What a beautiful experience described here.
Thanks for sharing.
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/21/2013 2:18:33 AM
very well written and enjoyed
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/20/2013 7:18:54 AM
There is thread of irony in this work that begs the reader to examine his or her own shadow. Is it opaque and real, or translucent, i.e., the kind suggesting a spirit that is out of touch with itself. So goes the alleys you speak of.
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 11:13:25 AM
Only the shadow knows for sure if he's real or not. Fear and greed shadows us all.
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 10:23:21 AM
Great poetic story! Let's hope Shadow Man is a secret pet rescue guy that takes pets to his mansion on the hill but does not want to reveal his true identity. Now, that would be cool! Amen!
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 9:14:37 AM
Maybe he just can't talk as he is in some way in between our world and his...squeezed between both worlds, a conversation with him would be quite short...e
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 6:55:51 AM
I feel it is the creepy wicked side of humanbeings who seek to enjoy supporting bad deeds.It is silently there in many societies and nations where a simple spark can give rise to a larger clash.- Roseline
Shadow Man (Poetry) - 10/19/2013 5:23:39 AM
'Who knows what evil lurks in those dark and scary places? Shadow man does!'
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/16/2013 8:36:53 AM
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 3:46:54 PM
How fleeting such periodic wonders. At least we know they'll be around next year.
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/15/2013 9:14:36 AM
keep these coming i enjoyed this much
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 8:41:35 PM
Thank You, Mr Ed, for such
a lovely Autumn journey..
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 7:41:03 AM
Makes me want to join you. There's always such peace in those calm, gentle days when time seems to stand still and the smells are so wonderful. The subject of two of my poems.
Alas, we don't have that here. Perhaps, I should get back out to Brazos Bend State Park?
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/14/2013 6:12:21 AM
The photo goes well with the poem. Both bring back fond memories of country living at it's very best. I went to the beach yesterday and kayaked on the ocean. The beauty of the waves took me away. The GREAT outdoors, I do love it so.
Thank you for the break!
Peace be with you...
John Michael Domino
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 5:22:54 PM
...and you didn't take Ma with you again...boy did she bitch at me about you..."he takes them lousy smelly mutts but doesn't take his old ma with him", "some times he is not a very good son..." Boy I am glad I live all the way out here away from the old bitch...,don't show her this...LOL e
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 6:42:41 AM
Who doesn't love Indian Summer? nice sojourn, thanks for taking us along.
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 4:22:16 AM
Nice poem, lovely colours in summer,winter blooms are different.
In my poem Summer blossoms, I have tried to write how nature paints! especially the Indian summer,Ie why we Indian women dress so bright and colourfully.
Indian Summer Sojourn (Poetry) - 10/13/2013 3:53:32 AM
enjoyed the read
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 7:52:55 PM
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/9/2013 4:15:42 AM
I was a homeless teen for a short time. I was a rebel lived in the street by choice. Many don't have a choice. We help the homeless now through Love and Compassion Ministries in our community in Fort Myers, FL. Many homeless are veterans and forgotten heroes. The sad part is donations to Love and Compassion Ministries is so low that the ministry is in danger of shutting down. That will mean no help for the homeless and the heroes that remain in our town. Then they will really be without any hope. I pray this never comes to pass...
Peace, love, and blessings for all that you do Mr. Ed,
John Michael Domino
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 3:28:01 PM
A sad but all so true
there are more homeless here then
some nations have population
Thanks for sharing this informative piece
Peace be with you
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 2:47:30 PM
powerful message, sad it needs to be said
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 9:48:06 AM
My former coworker with a bachelor's degree but some psychological problems relating to being a transgender, was let go the day that I retired. That was two years ago and recently he/she asked me for a, “Christmas gift card like you used to give me,” because he/she is “out of money and has no job.” This man woman has always lived on the edge of society, having witnessed his mother burned to death in their house when he was 9 and not allowed to go in after her by the firemen. I fear that he/she will soon be on the streets like so many who have run out of options.
We all have to fight hard to create a fairer pay scale for work so that everyone can pay for their daily necessities and somehow prevent a very few, often very lucky, people from hoarding all the wealth in some distorted idea that more is better when it really isn't.
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 8:45:19 AM
Life is a tragedy for far too many....
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 6:52:48 AM
I didn't like reading this one Ed as I am but a hairs width from living on the streets myself...I've been told it won't happen, but even executives and high paid people have lost their jobs and their lives and ended up living in a box...it scares the hell out of me...help those folks and their dogs if you can...e
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 6:44:09 AM
So touching your observation, i womder what are all those rich churches and other moneyed social organisations doing if they cannot do some kind of help even in a little way... it makes anyone happy to think that someone cares!
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:55:33 AM
the wealthiest nation on the globe and we can't even meet basic human needs...let alone the plight of abandoned pets. So sad.
The Heartbreak of Homelessness (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 5:51:09 AM
so sad but so true
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 5:47:00 AM
I think I sent this to you, but just in case, here it is again. Hell, we didn't need not stinking MRI to know our dogs are real people too, did we?
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 5:26:17 AM
Instant tears!!! If only humanity would WAKE up! These precious creatures are more worthy than most humans I've met.
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 2:21:29 AM
very good one
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 10/7/2013 1:31:15 AM
Thank you for this so lovely description, i saw it along with you two-
J K roseline
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 7:53:58 PM
but, for One Saved
..a happy ending!!!
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 1:29:57 PM
Finding one's soul mate..
Oh! The Glory!!
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 12:25:36 PM
And I thank You, for the journey..
a rightful way of seeing it!
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 11:03:58 AM
“To insult someone,
We call him ‘an animal,’
But calling him ‘a human’
Might be the greater insult.”
Sadly, I agree...
Peace, love and multiple blessings for all that you do,
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 10:35:03 AM
nice to see his sweet smile today, sad to know that you are right, there is another needing help nearby
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 9:58:37 AM
My sister and her husband are supposedly “dog lovers,” but what they do to dogs sometimes appalls me. I remember when Paul had tied up his German Shepherd out behind the house for many years because he scared people driving into the farmyard. Prince was tied by a chain and dragged a large circle around the tree completely bare of grass. His only playthings were large rocks that he carried around after digging them up in the dirt.
I came to the house one day and approached him. He welcomed me and I patted his back and rubbed his ears to his delight. Paul came out of the house shocked and said that I should never walk up to him because he would attack anyone in his territory. It made me sad to see such a fine dog so confined.
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 8:06:55 AM
Our own dog is a rescued dog, she found us. we think she was abused by a man, because it took almost 2 yrs. before she she started to really trust me. Too many people get pets that should not be pet owners. Very goodd.
Yet Another Before and After Dog Story (Poetry) - 10/6/2013 7:28:55 AM
So many humans need to be tied to trees for a long time too, especially the one that tied that shepherd to the tree for four long years...I saw that poor baby's picture and it tore my heart out...e
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/5/2013 9:51:32 PM
Wonderfully expressed poetry! Soul mates make life worth living. Amen!
Peace, Love and Multiple Blessings,
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 5:33:07 PM
“Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.”
Sweet and meaningful write, Ed. Love and peace to you,
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 3:19:28 PM
A true yin and yang coupling.
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:54:04 AM
Cuz Cur beat me to my idea...they look very happy together...as are we all when we find our true soul mates...e
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:51:32 AM
Don't know how I missed this one...did you take your Indian guide wife with you by canoe or did you skinny dip in by the lake...? e
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:50:20 AM
Aw! How sweet and precious are they!! You're awesome!!!
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:28:26 AM
sounds like a little '6 degrees of separation' going on here.
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 8:14:44 AM
It's probably good for folks to get a buddy for their pet. Twice the upkeep, though.
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 6:07:20 AM
i so agree and life is great when one finds his
Soul Mates (Poetry) - 10/3/2013 5:47:59 AM
PEEWEE ED... &... MEAN TALL WOMAN...
DEFINITELY SOUL MATES TOO !!!
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 10/2/2013 4:49:10 PM
So few understand the reward of such a journey. Sad.
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 10/1/2013 8:15:28 PM
Picture describes "Love"
with a happy ending!!
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 1:45:32 PM
I'm working on my husband, we have three rescued cats.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 9:11:06 AM
Wow! I didn't know there was any pristine place left near Chicago, anywhere. There are a few in Wisconsin, but even those have suffered inroads by “civilization.”
I'm reminded of the time in the early 1950s when we visited my mother's cousins in Chicago. They owned an ice making company and my twin brother and I accompanied the owner in his pickup as he made deliveries on a very hot Saturday morning. We navigated through miles and miles of truck trailers forming narrow alleys until we reached the Chicago River. I have a strong remembrance, while I saw boats on that river, it appeared to be solid, filled with so much flotsom and sewage. Looked like you could walk on it. Bad smells and smoke filled the unbearably hot air. I was very glad when we returned to the fresh clean cool air and cow urine filled streams of good old central Wisconsin.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 6:59:07 AM
thanks for taking us back in time, I to love history.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 6:16:29 AM
An amazing journey caught in a poetic picture.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 4:56:46 AM
these kinds of walks are so wonderful
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 4:08:53 AM
Wonderful story my friend, Ed.
A Walk Back Through Time (Poetry) - 9/30/2013 3:51:26 AM
Always a beautiful memory you pen. And yes I too hope that many places like this remain for others to remember
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 4:39:58 PM
what a sweet pic, I am so happy this little girl has so much today, a bed, kindness, food to eat and people to love.
I find every rescue we take in is always grateful, they love and are loved as no other critter
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/29/2013 8:09:48 AM
A much needed plea for humans to exercise their humaneness. Pity so few have retained such a quality of principal and compassion.
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 6:00:54 PM
Wow! That dog knows how to live! She is soaking up the kindness. Yes, children in foreign countries smile big when ministries help provide them food and shelter. When they are grateful we have grateful hearts.
Well done Ed!
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 3:59:07 PM
Both Ma & Rebecca say everything is okay too, as long as she sleeps in her own bed, if not you can share HER bed with her...e
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 1:40:29 PM
Oh, she looks so comfortable in her new bed. Lucky girl! May many more be as luck as she is.
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 10:15:50 AM
It's not August anymore, but the dog days are still with us. Thanks to you and all the other pet rescuers out there.
What A Difference A Week Makes (Poetry) - 9/27/2013 8:26:33 AM
Glad to know thingss are goig great.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/26/2013 8:51:49 PM
a beautiful piece befitting a beautiful animal hope it will be happily ever after......Peace be with you Ed
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/25/2013 8:29:41 PM
Great story of a happy ending!!!
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/24/2013 11:01:43 AM
What a wonderful story. I wonder what happened to that homeless man?
You should have named her Ette, because through good karma she was found and rescued like all of Jerry's lost ones.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 5:58:17 PM
Excellent! Etta is getting better, I'm sure you'll never forget her.
There is a profund moral here.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 3:56:51 PM
Very good. Very touching.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 3:36:32 PM
That is such good news for a change, Ed...Ma says your back seat is pretty comfortable, though you don't provide enough treats...;-) e
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 3:18:06 PM
wonderful read, glad etta has her forever home
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 1:41:50 PM
God Bless Etta... and U 2. PEEWEE !!!
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 8:00:39 AM
Aw! She's so beautiful...and precious...thank you for rescuing little Etta..I pray the rest of her life is happy
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 7:20:48 AM
These are the outcomes we all hope for...well done and cheers for Etta.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 5:56:36 AM
Another invigorating and inspiring way to start the week. Thank you.
Her Lonely Vigil Is Finally Over (Poetry) - 9/23/2013 5:19:50 AM
this is another fine story of your involvement in saving those left behind.
Under A Northwood Moon (Poetry) - 9/22/2013 3:51:07 PM
You provide the words that make not being there, well...being there. Thank you.
Under A Northwood Moon (Poetry) - 9/21/2013 9:51:08 PM
"So Good" and rightly So
~ Mr Ed ~
for the appreciation...