My life in pictures, stories and open letters.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

I Rescued A Human Today


I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.

4 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

You big softy, you!

Lovely post. I hope he keeps you safe for many, many years...who better to show you the ropes in this dog-eat-dog world?

lisleman said...

Our dog who is up there walking the heavens (do they have angels picking up the poop?) was from a shelter. It worked out well but she did bite a few humans on occasion.
You certainly do a good job with the canine viewpoint.

wy-not said...

Aawww! That is so sweet. Could have been written by a kitty too. Love it!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I have missed reading your blog...even if you are neglecting it.