Friday, November 28, 2008

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 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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