|11-20-2012, 08:07 PM||#1 (permalink)|
"Rescued a human today"
I saw this on face book today and thought you all would appreciate this story. Where I got this, I didn't see the original author.
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.
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|11-20-2012, 09:01 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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So cute! I can't wait to rescue. I got my boy to show me the ropes, so I'd learn how to take Care of any I'd be fortunate enough to take home. Just waiting for the financial situation to ease up a big for me, then me and earl will be out to find our next family member. This house is too big for just the two of us!
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|11-21-2012, 12:25 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Dogs Name: Richter (Glengate's Mountain Fortress CA L1V WAC); RIP Shanoa & Simon
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I'm now teary-eyed at work.
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|11-21-2012, 12:32 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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|11-21-2012, 02:33 PM||#5 (permalink)|
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I saw this before but it always makes me cry. And, it is so true. When we went to see Baron for the first, the woman we rehomed him from had the Dobermans down in her basement in kennels. She had 2. Now don't get me wrong, the basement was nice a bright because it was a walkout type. But when DH and I went up to Baron's kennel, he did that exact same thing. Sat and pushed himself against the kennel so we could pet him and then he did this thing he does which I call the "parrot" move. He sits on his haunches and puts both his front paws on you. There was no way he was staying in that basement another night and home he came!
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