Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I rescued a human today

My Human got the following story "I rescued a human today" from a fellow animal rescue friend. She read it to me this morning with tears in her eyes. She said it made her think of Missy who rescued her a little over two years ago. Missy (she's my 4 year old black lab/pit mix sister ... and yes, I love her!) had spent 8 months in a shelter in rural Iowa. Nobody wanted her. Then on September 23, 2006 her chance to rescue a human arrived .... a Pet Haven volunteer transported her to Minneapolis and into the arms of my Human. Missy wrote about it too :) yeah, she can write too :) check out what she wrote on my Human's blog (she's not as cool as me and she doesn' t have her own blog yet ... i'll let her be a guest writer on my blog if she shares her carrots with me though!).

She told me it also made her think of the day she first laid eyes on me when I was at Red Lake Rosie's in my outside kennel ... I do think my Human understands that I rescued her .... but you know what, truth be told ... we rescued each other :)

Here's the piece she read to me:

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.

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