Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Rescued A Human Today

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.


Hand Me Down Dobes Rescue, Columbus, Ohio

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Did a "lifesaver" wag a tail at you today?


  1. Wonderful story with a happy ending too!

  2. What a fantastic story that warmed my heart. I'm so glad a human was rescued today.
    Very glad.

  3. What an extremely well written post...most importantly, so touching! I love animals...5 outdoor cats, 5 indoor cats and 3 dogs. Not to mention the others that I "bond" with in the woods! If anyone was on the fence about adopting a pet, reading this story would surely have someone running to a shelter! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. Great story. Beaiutiful dog and I am so glad you wnt to a shelter to get it.

  5. So sweet. Animals really can save lives. I love the picture of that Doberman. I just want to give him a hug.

  6. Well, you made me cry, okay? But there are plenty of canine heroes and heroines at home to cheer me up when I get back this evening.

    We, by all means, NEED to know your name once this lucky human discovers it.

  7. This was great! I am currently feeding a stray. at least I think I am. I may be feeding a raccoon. I am trying to feed a stray and something IS eating the food I put out every

  8. I adopted a doby ...well my son did for my
    He was so thin his butt bones were out as well as his ribs. He and his girlfriend were trying to save him and I got so very lucky.
    he is my baby


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