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“I Rescued a Human Today” – anonymous

20110617-073213.jpgThis little story from a dog’s perpective is so touching that i just have to share. My shelter dogs certainly make my life so much better. See the bottom for some links with info on how to (or not to) pick a shelter dog.

I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY

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.

(please let me know if you know who wrote this)

How to pick a rescue dog (with a list of Seattle-area shelters: http://ahimsadogtraining.com/handouts/choosing-a-shelter-dog-hsus.html

How not to pick a rescue dog

Great book, “Do Over Dogs – Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life”

Written by Grisha Stewart, Ahimsa Dog Training, Seattle [Slashdot] [Digg] [Reddit] [del.icio.us] [Facebook] [Technorati] [Google] [StumbleUpon] Tweet This Post!
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One Response to ““I Rescued a Human Today” – anonymous”

  1. Suzanne Williams Says:

    I love this blog. What an amazing view and I really enjoyed this side of the story. It is true. Any dog I have rescued from the shelter, I truly feel was them rescuing me. My dogs are my best friends and I thank God for them every day.
    Suzanne Williams

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