Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rescue ~

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.
(~Author unknown~)

4 comments:

ladynurse4 said...

this made me cry!

bobbie said...

Me too ~

Auntie Em said...

That's so sweet!!! Thank you.

Ruth said...

I loved that!!


Cottleston Pie is the Taoist philosophy dealing with our Inner Nature (as explained by Winnie-the-Pooh)
To get the full scoop, read "The Tao of Pooh" by Benjamin Hoff.
The full poem is at the very bottom here...