Saturday, November 22, 2008

I Rescued a Human Today

I don't normally post these email forwards, but this one brought a tear to my eye. In some ways, Sprinkles rescued my life (even though he wasn't from a shelter...).

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.


  1. Love it! Our little Colby is still our first baby! Aren't dogs awesome? So glad you have Sprinkles!

  2. If you got to this blog post by reading a nasty bit on about people posting email forwards to their blogs and "willingly if unwittingly nixed the value of their own bit of cyberspace", the heck with you. Whoever wrote that "article" on there is a jerk. Let us have our own fun on our blogs, post what we want (isn't that what a blog is for afterall?), and enjoy life without having self-rightous pigs like you judge us. If you don't want to read email forwards, don't waste your time making a LIST of where they are posted on blogs. Punks.