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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.

I rescued a human today.
 
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