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HomesteadSportHorses
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:52 PM
I rescued a human today.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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I rescued a human today.

(I do not know who wrote this but it is very heart touching!)

Kate66
Jan. 9, 2009, 10:55 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhwwwwwww - that's great!

3horsemom
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:00 PM
now my husband is asking me why i am crying!

cocopuff
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:20 PM
Hubby and I adopted two cats from a shelter in May 2008. We were definitely "chosen'' by the kitties. What a touching poem!

RainyDayRide
Jan. 9, 2009, 11:51 PM
It was written by a trainer named Janine Allen

http://rescuemedog.org/dog-blog/i-rescued-a-human-today-by-janine-allen/

Watermark Farm
Jan. 10, 2009, 01:10 AM
That is so beautiful. I am in tears.

Sometimes I do feel like my three pound doggies 'rescued' me. I love them so much.

Thank you very much for posting that.

cu.at.x
Jan. 10, 2009, 04:08 AM
I'm in tears for about the third time today after reading heartwarming threads :sadsmile:

HomesteadSportHorses
Jan. 10, 2009, 08:23 AM
It was written by a trainer named Janine Allen

http://rescuemedog.org/dog-blog/i-rescued-a-human-today-by-janine-allen/

I will update a few other places I posted this at. She deserves the credit for such a wonderful poem! thanks RainydayRider!:winkgrin:

equineartworks
Jan. 10, 2009, 02:40 PM
all our dogs have come from the shelter or abusive homes. We just lost my dear sweet old man a couple fo days ago and this warmed my heart and took me back to the day I first saw him. You can read about him here (http://farmatnanticokecreek.com/?p=912)...Godspeed Mr. Moo

great, now I'm crying again...SORRY! Excuse the blubering emotional basketcase!

Sakura
Jan. 10, 2009, 03:30 PM
Awwww. that was very sweet :sadsmile:.

Serah
Jan. 10, 2009, 09:42 PM
tears!!!!

Laurierace
Jan. 10, 2009, 11:26 PM
How true it is.

jennywho
Jan. 11, 2009, 12:15 AM
Aw, thanks for sharing.

I LOVE my old man that picked me off of the petfinder website this summer. He was so depressed he wouldn't even pick his head up off of the kennel floor when I went to meet him. The first time he wagged his tail, after being in my life for two weeks, I cried.

My young, never ending ball of energy Annie is a doll, but many days the quiet demeanor of Ben as he sweetly shoves his head under my hand for a pet, makes everything better in the world.