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I Rescued A Human Today

Posted in Lookie in My Inbox with tags , , , , , on November 19, 2008 by Raven

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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.

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Hand Me Down Dobes Rescue,  Columbus, Ohio

Please consider adopting a pet.

Did a “lifesaver” wag a tail at you today?

Dogs DO love

Posted in Video of the Day with tags , , , on October 24, 2008 by Raven

There are those who will tell you that dogs do not love. I would disagree with them.  And I think this solider would tell you that, yes…dogs do love.

“Dogs are our link to paradise.  They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.  To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” Milan Kundera

“My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet.”  Edith Wharton

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.”
Roger Cara

Have you known a special dog?  How did that relationship enrich your life?

Go give your dog a hug!

October is Adopt a Dog Month!

Posted in Today Is with tags , , on October 5, 2008 by Raven

Don’t know about you…but I LOVE dogs!!

I have had dogs since the day that I was born.  I could not imagine my life without a furry loving dog.

Lucy Bear, 11 yr old Aussie Kelpie.

Molly Macaroni, 9 yr old Beagle.

Lucy was given to me by someone who was overwhelmed by her puppy needs and Molly was rescued. These two girls have filled our home with love and much joy.   Lucy is my heart dog and Molly is my little clown.

Did ya know that every day hundreds of dogs are surrendered to shelters, are on the streets homeless or are abandoned by their owners!   All of these dogs are in need of loving forever homes.

Please do your part to help homeless dogs; spay, neuter, and adopt!

To find a rescue near you please click on the below sites

Pet Finder

Animal Shelter

ASPCA

Don’t forget Senior Dogs make AWESOME pets!!  ADOPT A SENIOR DOG.  Please visit the Senior Dog Project!!

Before you decide to adopt a dog: Determining if You’re Ready

“To the world you might be one person, but to one animal you might be the world”

If you are not ready to adopt a dog, there are so many ways to help homeless dogs. You can volunteer at a local shelter, sponsor a dog in foster care or make a donation to your local shelter.

“Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe, we are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.” Roger Cara

How have dogs changed your life?  Has there been one special dog in your life?

Arooo and Woof-Woof!