Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Little Poem

I'm letting my human sister take over only for today just because she said she wanted to share something with everyone. She received an e-mail from a group online that included a little poem about rescued dogs.

This poem is dedicated to all rescued dogs and those who are still patiently waiting in shelters for a human to call their own.

"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. "


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

That's a very good poem. Thanks for sharing!


Ruby Isabella said...

Great poem. I rescued two humans myself 5 months ago and I haven't looked back.
Thanks Hero.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

My mom still leaks whenever she reads it!

I'm furry glad I reskhued her in August of 2006!

Plus, I made a furry nice birfday gift to her!

Tank woo fur sharing!