I Saved a Human Today

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  1. johnb

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    I SAVED A HUMAN TODAY

    Carl Nyland

    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.

    Dear Friends,

    Please make some room in your lives for a "rescue" dog or cat, the love you receive is well worth the effort.

    Go out to Alaqua Animal Refuge or visit PAWS snd you too may be "saved" today.

    My wife and I took the plunge several months ago and our lives have been enriched and more filled with love.

    If you cannot adopt, please help support these very humanitarian organizations in their work.

    God bless you all and all our animal friends, especially the homeless ones.

    John
     
  2. Namaste

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    Amen

    Please think of our less fortunate animal friends this holiday season along with our other activities.
     
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    Excellent thread. Thanks for posting.

    G
     
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful post--I don't think I would have made it through med school without my dachsund to give me love and comfort.

    Alaqua is a wonderful place!
     
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    What a beautiful message! Thank you for sharing.
     
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    That was absolutely lovely. Thank you.
     
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    Start a New Year with a New Pet

    This would be a great time to get to Alaqua or PAWS and find a new companion for the new year.

    You could save a life, and it will enrich yours.

    John
     
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    Worth another read!

    My wife and I walked dogs at Alaqua today and it reminded me of this piece. Just thought it bears re-running.

    Have a merry Christmas and go to the open house next week at Alaqua and make their Holiday happy too.

    John
     

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