Monday, March 19, 2012

I Rescued a Human Today

I Rescued A Human Today

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the cages. 
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 cage I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn't want her to know that my box had not been cleaned. 

Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my 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 cage 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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K9 Thumbs said...

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Shauna said...

So precious... I'm misty-eyed.