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.

    ~Author unknown~

  • That made me cry

  • Awww…it made me cry, too.
    I sent the story to all my friends who rescue and have been rescued.

  • Awwwww, there's a tug at the heartstrings. Thanks, Sharron.

  • Thank you Sharon. I am constantly looking for things like this for the BCOC newsletter. It's great.

  • Yes, we all know that feeling don't we.
    Hugs to you all.

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