View Full Version : One Year Ago Today

11-10-2009, 07:16 AM
Junior, one year ago today, you changed our lives forever. You came into our home at a really rough time. We just lost our beloved 10 year old Aussie/husky to complications from diabetes. You, yourself had such a rough life, being abandoned (living in a basement most of your life,) neglected (70 pounds underweight) and horribly abused (poor guy has scares everywhere, including his nose, and missing teeth.) You came home so sad with serious behavior issues, you were frightened of everything, everyone, and did not even know what a dog bone was. I did not give up on you, and once you realized good things came from people and their hands, you gave us nothing but barrel roll hugs-with smiles, sassiness, and most importantly love. With everything that you have been through and continue to deal with (he has horrific nightmares,) I never thought that a dog could be so gently, loving, and full of hope. One year later, you are now 145 pounds; happy, full of life and slobbery kisses, and most importantly you will never have to feel left alone...

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

11-10-2009, 09:49 AM
Thank you, Junior, for saving a human. :) :)

11-10-2009, 09:59 AM
That really touched me, amazing.

11-10-2009, 10:04 AM
I have felt like I was rescued too, there's something about the devotion of a dog that's been through the worst. When they figure out it's over and time to go "home", to the best. :D

nick's spirit
11-10-2009, 05:26 PM
My heart has been warmed by the dedication of Junior and Renee
May we all remember there are a pair of big brown eyes just waiting to rescue us.
And also to you Pyrdad, for seeing the need in those eyes when it needed to be seen