Tuesday, February 26, 2013

From My Heart Today, and From a Rescued Dog

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 overworked 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 


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.

My dear Poodle loving friends...do you ever think about how Poodles are much more 

fortunate than hardly any other breed of dog?  Very few of them are left homeless and 

those that do, will usually be quickly accepted into Poodle rescue organizations.

Please take a look at my www.knowingdogsblog.com today and help me network to save

Kam and Handsome.  A Walkerhound, no matter how wonderful he or she may be, has a 

very small chance of making it out of a shelter, in comparison to a Poodle.  Can you help?

If only we would take the time to realize it, the poem above is true...they have so much love 

to give, they are really the ones who are rescuing us.  I know.  I have rescue dogs who 

have brought me just as much joy as my precious Standard Poodle. 

They are all precious in God's eyes, and in mine.


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