Random Musings on Dogs, Photography, and the Vagaries of Life

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Rescued a Human Today

Another volunteer with the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County shared the following. I don't know who originally wrote it, but it sure touched me and I just had to pass it on. And remember, the dogs below are just three of the many that would love to rescue you. Just walk down their corridors at the Prince George's County animal shelter; they're waiting.


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 .. 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 comment:

  1. Love this! Such a wonderful take on rescue. And completely plausible to those of us who have been rescued by the love of dogs and cats.