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I rescued a human today

By Janine Allen  Posted by Rady Ananda (about the submitter)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
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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 overworked 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.

Originally posted at Rescue Me Dog: http://rescuemedog.org

 

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Great post Rady.  Many of us have been "... by Suzana Megles on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 1:54:36 PM
most definitely, I have been saved by dogs... my h... by Rady Ananda on Friday, Nov 28, 2008 at 2:05:27 AM
Geewhiz that dog is an inspirational writer. I alm... by kato krause on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 3:29:13 PM
Great job on bringing a moment of different perspe... by Ed Beard Jr. on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:18:26 PM
I can't have a dog where I live right now... a... by Rady Ananda on Tuesday, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:22:21 PM
     There you go. Easy. Sprea... by mikel paul on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:33:54 PM
 Ron White - Pick me! Pick me!http://www.yout... by Rady Ananda on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 5:21:44 PM
I felt that dog's joy at being able to find a ... by Jon Paley on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2008 at 5:46:18 PM
If I hope there is a form of survical of conscious... by francine on Sunday, Nov 30, 2008 at 3:55:18 AM
I'm gonna have post some dog pix... by Rady Ananda on Tuesday, Dec 2, 2008 at 1:23:30 PM