A beautiful and touching story found it’s way to my heart today. For a moment it is taking me away from my current matters and I find myself with my favorite four legged child “Nikki” as she was still alive. I don’t know who’s picture this is and who wrote the story, but may the rightful owner be credited in this post.
It is crazy how many people are alone in this world and have nothing but the company of their pets. Those are the lucky ones in my opinion, for the love of an animal is unconditional. They are always happy to see you and they always sense when you need just a little extra love. Animals fill a hole that humans failed to occupy. Animals are not bias and animals don’t judge. And yet it is US, calling THEM the animal.
I have written about how I rescued Nikki from abuse first owners, and over the years we formed a bond so strong, I really don’t know who saved who in the end. I related to this article today because I find myself in a position where I could use some saving from an animal. To find distraction and renewed purpose during these difficult times. It might be a little while yet but this is how I see it already.
“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 washed 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 from 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 cane 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.” ❤️