Jun 9, 2011

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.

NOTE FROM CUTE: I got this in an email from a fellow animal-loving friend and I just had to share. Beautiful.

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  1. We're going to change the world, one being at a time.

  2. Wow - porfound words friend.  The look on that puppy's face is so precious too - I can just hear him/her saying those bootoful words.

  3. This is heart wrenching, what a lucky little fella I hope the others get the same chance the next time people come around

  4. I am so glad you are posting this again. It is so beautiful...

  5. This is so beautiful and makes me cry every time!

  6. Beautiful.  Nothing like tears in my morning coffee ;)

  7. it  is very well when the hopes come true in real life meets true friend

  8. Tear! This reminds me of how I feel everytime I adopt. Which I did again about 6 mos ago a little kitten we call Quincy! 

  9. That is such a great story. It should be passed all around.And it is oh so true. They all do rescue us.  Take care.

  10. This is  most touching  i love how they turn it around and made it be that the dog is the one who's doing the helping and rescuing

  11. After I cried, I sent it on to others who cried, then I printed it out and put it up in my office. What a nice way to look at it - them rescuing us instead of the other way around!

  12. This made me tear up and put a smile on my face!  What a beautiful story!

  13. Both my kitties rescued me too.

  14. awww...that brought tears to my eyes...I'm such a softie! I'm happy that one of my girls rescued a kitty this week!

  15. Well now I'm crying. How SWEET:)))


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