Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you need rescuing?

I Rescued A Human Today

by Janine Allen

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.


Weezer said...

Absolutely gorgeous. You're inspiring me. I'm so glad you're branching out.

Granny said...

Ada, this is soooo sweet! It makes me want to go and adopt another little "Tramp" but know we just arn't able to take care of one now. I am so happy you are doing this as I know how you love animals - just like your Mom! Keep on posting on your BLOG as it is the best way I have to stay in touch. Love you

Weezer said...

How you doing? Things okay there?

Jessica said...

Well, just make me cry, why don'cha?

Jessica said...

Yo. Where you at? =)

Weezer said...

You must be spending all your computer time on Facebook. Just checking in on you.
How's things!!?
How you be?
Was it your ankle you sprained?
Or your knee?

converse pas cher said...

I am so happy you are doing this as I know how you love animals - just like your Mom!

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness. I just recently lost my dog that saved me twelve years ago when she found me at the Humane Society. This blog has brought me to tears. I want to go back there right now...but I am scared. It is too soon. But you have shown me what I need to do. Thank you.