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  Highway
by Mr. Ed
Sunday, July 15, 2012
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“I am only one, but still I am one.

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;

And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something.”

 

Edward Everett Hale

 

I got a phone call from a truck driver

Who each day travels on the interstate

He told me about a starving, injured dog

Who was now suffering a most hideous fate

 

He told me this dog was lying by the side of the road

That he had been lying there, for at least an entire week

He told me this dog had been hit by a car on this interstate

And he feared that this injured dog would perish in this heat

 

He also told me that he had called everyone he could think of

From local animal control departments, to local humane societies

He also called local radio and television stations seeking assistance

But unlike Rags a week ago, no one seemed to care, so he called me

 

And now that I knew about this injured canine lying beside the interstate

I couldn’t get him out of my mind and soon headed off to search for him

I finally found him lying in some deep grass, along the highway’s shoulder

He was emaciated, starving, had a broken leg, and to my truck he hobbled in

 

I’ve decided to name this suffering, abandoned, not cared about dog - ‘Highway’

And I’ve transported him to an animal hospital, where he is undergoing leg surgery

A little more than a week ago, thousands of people were following Rags on the news

Yet only one man, a truck driver, cared about this dog, so callous and cold is humanity

 

And Highway has turned out to be just as gentle and as sweet as little Rags,

He was probably abandoned on this Interstate – no collar, microchip, or tags.

 

And like little Rags and all the other abandoned and lost orphans out there,

We are now determined to find Highway the loving home that he deserves.

 

“Think occasionally of all the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.”

 

Albert Schweitzer



   


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Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/18/2012
i can't say it often enough, Ed,
you're what goodness is

always in admiration and moral support

john
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/18/2012
We need more Ed Kostros in the world; the world would certainly be a much better and caring place! Well done, my dear friend!

(((HUGS)) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 7/17/2012
Ed....Today I was at a farm to market store and posted on the wall was a picture of a dog that had apparently been missing since 4th of July. I felt so sad and reading this I feel sad too for this poor baby that has ended up on the side of the road. Thank God for the truck driver and thank God and bless you Ed for everything you are doing.

Deborah
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/17/2012
Proud to know of such a gentle and
caring soul such as You *Mr Ed*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/17/2012
has he found his forever home?

ghandi was right

m
Reviewed by jude forese 7/16/2012
keep up the good work, Ed ...
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/16/2012
OMG! There is no end to the cruelty in some human hearts!!!!!!!!!! Once again, thank God for you, Ed! You're AWESOME! I hope the precious little fellow recovers well and finds the loving home he deserves.....

Anna
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/16/2012
How horrid! That all these places couldn't be bothered to even go look! I am stunned!

I have learned to keep a small cage in my little car (I have a wee Ford Focus 2007) for in the past I have found many creatures along the road (mainly wildlife to include a Red Fox) injured and in need (also keep heavy gloves).

We have a wildlife park that specifically cares for all of them if we bring them in and then they can eventually release these sort of creatures back out into the wild.

Of course animals such as dogs and cats and some trained wildlife this is not possible. I also understand where Ed Matlack is coming from. I do wonder if this poor "Highway" was used as a fighting dog and once they were done with him he was dumped to fend against larger prey like Semi's and cars. Either way it is horribly sad!

Keep being their angel darlin'

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 7/16/2012
You saved him, Ed. Bless you and the truck driver. Moving poetry!
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/15/2012
very well penned Ed
Budd
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/15/2012
You rescued him just in time… his highway angel. May he find a home soon so that you can continue your good work for others.

Ron
Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/15/2012
I'm glad the driver finally found you as the person who would help.
A piercing comment by Albert Schweitzer!
God bless the little animals He has made. It must grieve Him, too, to see the wounded, hurting and abandoned ones.
And God bless you, our dear Mr. Ed!

Connie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/15/2012
Rags was a little furry cute mutt while Highway is a pit bull mix, people only see what they want and when they see a pit bull they see a dangerous dog...unfortunately...e
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/15/2012
sweet Highway is so fortunate that truck driver cared-he is the hero, bless him and you as well for rescuing this poor guy
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 7/15/2012
I too sometimes get that selfish overwhelming feeiling of giving up, what's the use is usually the simple excuse, bless ya!
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 7/15/2012
Highway puts us in the highway of humanity. Thanks dear Ed.

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