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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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I rescued a human today

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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So beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Jean, Riley and Zeus!
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I loved this and will pass it on.
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What a great poem. Thanks for posting it.

Vincent-Quincy's playmate

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Love this!

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So sweet
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You did it again. As I sit with tear filled eyes, I know I have to send this out to some friends. Perhaps another human can be saved.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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What a beautiful piece... thank you for sharing it!

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What a sad but sweet poem!
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