Does anyone know who authored “I Rescued A Human,” a dog’s point of view on adoption? (see below)?

I Rescued A Human Today (another point of view)


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 instan
tly 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.

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8 Responses to “Does anyone know who authored “I Rescued A Human,” a dog’s point of view on adoption? (see below)?”

  1. Music&Dogs<3 says:

    I’ve received that in a forwarded email many times, and I’ve been wondering the same thing!

    I’ll bet a lot of people who have rescued dogs will tell you this is exactly what happened at the shelter.

    Save a dog’s life, and he’ll brighten up yours 🙂

  2. doglover says:

    thats so sweet i love that

  3. ~Jazzy~ says:

    Awwww, that’s so pretty, I almost started crying….I don’t know the author though….

  4. N C says:

    hm, good job

  5. OhIDoDoI says:

    Wow…. *tear* that’s a lovely poem.

    Sorry I don’t know the author.

  6. Basset on the Stove says:

    Janine Allen

  7. Bob says:

    Wow, that’s great.

  8. Drama Queen Mentally Gifted says:

    Janine Allen