I rescued a human today


sent to me by Elizabeth:

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.

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3 Comments

  1. This prose written by Janine Allen and copyrighted by Rescue Me Dog – a non-profit organization.

    • Gisele

      05.05.2011

      Thanks for your comment. Am I allowed to post this here, or would you like for us to remove it?

  2. Mary

    08.08.2012

    A dog saved me last week…He’s at the SPCA, due to come home with me as soon as he’s over Kennel Cough and gets neutered.
    There are so many sweet dogs there, it makes me sad that more aren’t adopted, although the day I adopted my little boy, a deaf dog was adopted, a 10 year old female and a darling pitbull.
    My dear old boy, almost 16, died in April and I’m missing him every day! I hope adopting/saving a dog will help me cope.

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