I felt his need instantly and knew I had to help him.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly,
so he wouldn’t think I was crazy.
As he stopped at my kennel,
I blocked his view from a little accident I had
in the back of my cage.
I didn’t want him to know that I hadn’t been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy
and I didn’t want him to think poorly of them.
As he read my kennel card,
I hoped that he 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.
He got down on his knees and made little whistle sounds at me.
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head
up against the bars to comfort him.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck;..
…and I raised my paw
to assure him that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and his smile was so
bright that I instantly jumped into his arms.
I would promise to keep him safe.
I would promise to always be by his side.
I would promise to do everything I could,
to see that radiant smile and sparkle in his eyes.
I was so fortunate that he 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…..