'/> The PR Gang: Rescue

Thursday, November 20, 2008


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, 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.

I'm not able to credit the author as it was sent to me without credit.

Sophie rescued our family over 10 years ago. She's the most wonderful girl with whom we expect to spend many more fun times.


  1. She's so beautiful! I also love that poem.........

  2. BARK!!! I rescued mommy and daddy too, but a family without little peoples. Then Max came along and rescued all of us from the loss of the kitty. We are glad we rescued mommy and daddy too!
    Sasha the Princess & Max the Dude

  3. Awww... What a wonderful poem!

    Sophie is a very lucky pup!

  4. 10 & still gorgeous!!!

    Butt wiggles,
    Solid Gold Dancer