“Animals are such agreeable friends;
They ask no questions,
They pass no criticisms.”  
 George Eliot 

This is the tale of a heroic male dog
And the tale of a frightened female cat
He has been protecting her with his life
There is absolutely no doubt about that

These two bonded ‘left behind’ animals
Were recently discovered in New Orleans
After having spent many months together
On desolate neighbourhood streets quite mean

This dog has been leading this tiny feline to food
He has been guarding her from dangers of all kind
He’s been her Knight in Furry Armour and her Hero
His charge is a very terrified creature - that is blind

It took the people who found these two bonded pets
A long time to convince this dog his charge was safe
He was willing to die defending his blind feline friend
And I wonder how many of us would have been as brave

It is not yet known by rescuers at this point in time
If this dog and this cat had lived with the same human
Or if this Knight in Furry Armour had actually adopted her
After finding her hiding in fear from packs of dogs and men

A national search effort has just now been initiated and launched
To find the owner or owners of these two incredible ‘left behinds’
Regardless of the outcome of this search they should remain together
This Heroic Knight in Furry Armour and His Tiny Sweet Maiden Blind

 ©2006, Ed Kostro

Sunday, February 12, 2006

In all my years of observing earth’s diverse creatures
I’ve found enormous compassion among its many animals
And I very sadly believe that they very often put us to shame

Yet we humans are supposed to be the caretakers of them all

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Dogs Come when Called

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."

"Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room."

Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)

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