April 19th 2010 3:08 pm
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This was given to me by my niece Maggie (887588)
Written by Janine Allen CPDT
Copyrighted by Rescue Me Dog
http://rescuemedog.org/dog-blog/i- rescue d-a-human-today-by-janine-allen/
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
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Janine - I am so sorry that I originally did not include your copyright and info. I was given this posting by several pups w/o the info and so were they. I have now added your info. It is a beautiful piece and I thank you for letting us post it as well as your info. Willie and Joni
This is so beautiful and so true. Thank you Janine for writing it and thank you Willie for sharing it. If only we could save more humans everyday, espessially those who dont even know they need to be saved. Thank dog for Dogster.