"I Rescued a Human Today"
by Janine Allen
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,
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
I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.
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.