I rescued a human today!

I Rescued A Human Today
Author:Janine Allen

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... (and I am so proud of her I even do the stupid "fetch the ball" thing just to make her happy).

Stella in the slammer before she rescued her human!

Until they all have homes,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

One more thing:



Sagira said...

What a beautiful story and so true.

Mango said...

Miss Stella,
You make me a bit weepy. What a wonderful story.


Samantha said...

Oh my, Stella - what a way you have in pawing a story just right. Me leaky too and you are so right about that - Oh I'm so happy for all of you together! You know, I have spent that last 35 minutes here, just listening to some of my fave musics. Mama used to be a singer/musician (jack of all trades, master of none) and did so many of these "covers"!!! You have GREAT taste and just MADE my morning!

Big Huggers to you all xoxoxoxo

Sue said...

Stella, you did a great job. Now you have to do therapy with that human of yours. Make sure she walks and moves and stretches. I know you'll do a good job.

I'm glad you got out of babysitting the other day. Sometimes you just need some peace and quiet.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

LOVE it!!! We're so glad you rescued your mom, Stella...


♥I am Holly♥ said...

That is a beautiful story!! I'm very leaky right now from reading it. Beautiful...absolutely beautiful! Many thanks for sharing. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Ain't it the truth...

Hamish Westie said...
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Bouncing Bertie said...

A beautiful story beautifully told. Thank you so much for bringing a big teary smile to my Monday.
Very best wishes to you all,

Remington said...

What is this stuff? Now Beth is crying....well, I guess it tugged at my heart a little too. That was beautiful! Thanks for sharing....

Dory and the Mama said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!
Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Stella, we don't know what that special lady would have done if you hadn't rescued her - you made her life so happy. Keep smiling, pretty girl.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Love the story! Thanks for posting.


Brenda's Arizona said...

Wow, best story! Us humans are lucky when we are rescued.

AC said...

I read the title of your story earlier today and knew I needed to read it later because I was feeling too sensitive this morning! Hits my core...people tell me that Kona's so lucky to have me, but I really think it's the other way around.

So glad you rescued your mom, Stella!

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing it!
I did that for my mom 4.5 years ago!
Kisses and hugs

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Stella!
It's a brilliant story!
You make us paws proud!!


Dennis the Vizsla said...

We're so glad you rescued your mom, Stella -- where would she be without you?

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

In two months it will be four years that I reskhued my human!

Pawesome post!


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...


Anonymous said...

Cheers to a terrific full of impact post. Until they all have homes!!!
Sweet Stella photo... aaaah

Tee said...

*sniff* what a touching story and so true too ... i don't know what i'd do with my furkids.


Cat said...

Hi Stella,

Thank you for visiting me the other day. I enjoyed your story about how you rescued your mum!