Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Rescued a Human Today

My friend sent me this and I thought it was awesome. And if this doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you're just not human.

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.

3 comments:

The Cuties' Mommy said...

I love, love, love this.

She Boss said...

Aahhhh how sweet. I love animals. I love the picture of your dobe...I keep asking my husband for a dobe but so far nothin! I guess I just need to wait for the right one to find ME....dobe that is not husband...hehe.

MLH said...

I cry everytime I read that! They definitely rescue us!

You would love a Doberman..they are awesome dogs and I couldn't imagine my life with one (or two). Maybe Santa will bring you one :)