Sunday, March 20, 2011

I Rescued A Human Today - A Dogs Tale

 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, but 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 was able to save one.
I rescued a human today.
My dear friend Michele, in Missouri sent me this in an email. I think it's the sweetest thing. 
I can imagine some dogs might really think this, in a more simple form of course. But it's hard to say if we need them more, or they need us more. We certainly bring value to a dogs life and I can't imagine my life without a dog. I guess we're lucky to have each other.


  1. I knew it was going to be a sentimental post and had to stave off the tears before they dared to start. I want to take them all home... But 5 is a big enough pack for this dog house...

  2. I think this is so sweet, maybe that's what is going on when Jill does Kissy, Kissy all the time.

  3. I am sure that some animals do think like this I have a cat but love dogs too, all animals deserve the love returned to them that they give us unreservedly :)

  4. Texwis, You have done your duty for now. 5 is a lot of doggie love! I would take them all too if I could. At least it was tears of joy, not sadness. (I hope) I cried too. I'm a big ol' sentimental fool. That's okay though, it's all for the love of dogs.

    Hi Sharon, If Jill is playing kissy kissy with you, and licking you under the chin, she is saying that YOU are the boss and she accepts that. And she loves you too!(:

    Hello there Poppy, Welcome! I agree with you 100%. A pat on the head, a little food and a warm place to sleep is about all they ask for and give us so much in return. Thanks for stopping by and signing up to Follow!(:

  5. Thanks for sending me the email. When I read this my eyes swelled with tears. It reminded me of when Sammy saved me... Just a teeny tiny bean sound asleep in a dog dish at the local pound. I fell in love him and he has saved me every day since.

  6. Leigh, I knew you'd like this.(: Sammy must be very special. I am glad he saved you. Send me a pic some time when you've got time.

  7. I know most animals are a lot smarter than we are and while we cannot decipher a dog's bark or a cat's meow, they both can decipher most of our words and best of all I think they already know what we are thinking. I hope to soon walk the aisle of the dog pound and get myself a new dog there. I don't know why I am waiting. But we have a cat now and I would want a dog that is OK with cats.

    I think this is a beautiful post.