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 wouldnít 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 didnít want her to know that I hadnít been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didnít want her to think poorly of them.


As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldnít feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someoneís 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 that havenít walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.


I rescued a human today.


---Janine Allen