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  From Rags To Riches
by Mr. Ed
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Every happy ending,

Is a new beginning.”


Author Unknown


He had defied the odds

Surviving a busy highway

He became a national celebrity

Little Rags has been adopted today


His story first unfolded on the local news

And it was soon being followed nationally

This tiny lost soul, racing down the highway

From rags to riches, would now be his destiny


Reporters and cameramen soon filmed his every move

At the animal hospital, they watched as he was examined

I had transported him to a very caring place, in the big city

His harrowing, death defying ordeal had now come to an end


And because of the national exposure, everyone now wanted him

We soon received over 250 requests to adopt this tiny lost celebrity

But I already knew in my heart where little Rags would find his hero

Recently on the news, the official announcement, of his new beginning


Every time that I’ve brought an injured or an emaciated canine to my veterinarian

I’ve always teased him that “This is surely the dog that you have been waiting for!”

And this time, after compassionately caring for little Rags after his harrowing ordeal

Dr. Stan soon decided to adopt him – little Rags will never lack a loving home anymore


Now if only those 250 other people who wanted him,

Will go to a shelter and adopt another homeless waif;

There are thousands of deserving dogs, just like Rags,

Waiting and hoping, that they too, will be rescued today.


Every happy ending,

Is a new beginning.



©July 2012, Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 7/29/2012
A very touching story with a happy ending, Ed ...
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/28/2012
A happy tale [tail]. Richly deserved.

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/27/2012
A truly heart warming story
*Mr Ed* with blessings to the
care givers as well!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 7/27/2012
Heartfelt piece you've shared, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/27/2012
there you have it Mr. Ed, unfortunately those people were not altruistic it was to say look at the good deed I did by taking in little Rags. A truly altruistic soul would do as you said.


Love and Light
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/26/2012
Rags you go boy
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 7/26/2012
Rags ~ I love this story with Dr. Stan bringing
you into his life. Thank you for his story Mr. Ed

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Odin Roark 7/26/2012
Appropriate read for me today as my Blackstone contract assignment toady is the proofing of the audio book, "Wallace" about a rescued dog. For dog lovers, there are never enough stories to comfort our passion. Thank you.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/26/2012
wonderful story-would be so wonderful, as you say, for 250 folks to adopt a pet near them
Reviewed by Linda Hill 7/26/2012
Mr. Ed,
What a heartwarming story! So glad Rags found a 'good' home where he'll be cared for and loved.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/26/2012
Good for Rags and here I thought YOU would be adding one more to your menagerie...;-) e
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/26/2012
so happy for Rags, know his new vet companion will be wonderful for him
you said - Now if only those 250 other people who wanted him,-


Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/26/2012
Aw! Thank goodness for little Rags...but I do hope those other 250 go to a shelter today!!!!

Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke 7/26/2012
It's wonderful to hear of a happy ending. Like you, I so hope that those other applicants will go to shelters across the country in search of a new friend.
Just because it isn't on the News, it doesn't mean that every other dog doesn't have a story of his or her own.

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