I rescued a human today.

His eyes met mine as he walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.
I felt his need instantly and knewI had to help him.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so he wouldn't be afraid.

As he stopped at my kennel I blocked his view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.
I didn't want him to know that I hadn't been walked today.
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want him to think poorly of them.

As he reads my kennel card I hoped that he 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.
He got down on his knees and made little kissy sounds at me.
I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort him.

Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; he was desperate for companionship.
A tear fell down his cheek and I raised my paw to assure him that all would be well.
Soon my kennel door opened and his smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into his arms.

I would promise to keep him safe.
I would promise to always be by his side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in his eyes.
I was so fortunate that he 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.