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Thread: Another dog "thing"

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    Another dog "thing"

    This was on the web page of the dog rescue where we got Leo (or, after reading this, maybe you'll agree that he saved us instead). I thought y'all might find it as sweet & touching as I did. It makes me tear up.

    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.

    I RESCUED A HUMAN TODAY​
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    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    Bless you for saving an animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    Bless you for saving an animal.
    Truthfully? He saved us. We'd had to have our other dog put down & were in a real low place. Leo won't let you be in a low place... unless you bring a ball along for him to chase... LOL!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    I have tears in my eyes and I'm hugging my rescued dog. She has blessed my husband and I in so many ways - I know I couldn't possibly list them all! Thank you so much for posting.

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    That is probably more true than we realize.

    As I need to go find some kleenex now.

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    How true this is. One of the things I love about my two rescue dogs is that they make me smile every day. No matter what a rotten day it is, no matter how low I'm feeling, they always make me smile.

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    What a nice thing. And so true.

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    my kids adopted Poo-Chie for me as a Xmas gift 4 years ago. I waned to someday have a rat terrier, Poo-Chie is toy poodle and chihuahua mix but kids thought she looked like a terrier. It was three weeks to Xmas when they came in and handed me this small red foil gift bag and told me it wouldn't keep til Xmas. I opened it to find a very little brown and white pup with the most expressive big brown eyes. Only eight weeks old and so scared, she immediately found a place in my heart and in my bed as she wouldnt stay in the laundry basket at the foot of the bed. She has become my constant companion and staunch protector. She hasnt figured out yet that people arent really scared of her 10.5 lbs of ferociousness specially since she wears her heart(large rounded heart-shaped spot) on her back for all to see .

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    thank you, so true. Barb
    be happy

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    When I lost my sweet dog CoCo to cancer, there was such a yawning void. She was my constant companion and friend. I would reach down to pet her and of course she wasn't there. It was just six weeks after my loss that I went to adopt another dog from the pound. I know some people may think that it's too soon but Tag, my new dog, does not know that the early pets were as much for him as for CoCo. Everyone is different, but my advice is don't be afraid to give your heart to another friend.

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    They are our best friends. Thanks.
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    I honestly couldn't make it without my "fur babies"! they are there when I need a hug, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to love me! Almost all my pets are rescues, and I wish I had room for more!

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    Sitting here bawling - lost my old guy in the fall and haven't been able to go finding a pal. Thanks for the wonderful post!
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    Makes me cry. One of our 3 Goldens is a rescue too. My dear Anna, the sweetest girl. She has my husband wrapped around her little paw. It will be 6 years on July 1st that she came into our home.

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    Such love from those with four feet. I found mine almost 3 years ago in the parking lot at work. Vet said she wouldn't make it, but my Sissy proved him wrong. She found me, just like the furbaby in your story. Loved your story.

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    Very sweet....my rescuer Topo is my constant companion....for the past six years he has been my shadow. Topo has cancer, so our journey is not destined to be very much longer....their time with us is short, but intense.

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    What a sweet & touching story. Yes it does bring tears to your eyes. I think that your famliy & Leo are all very lucky. Although I don't have dogs, all of our cats (six inside & one outside) are all rescue cats. Going to the shelters are hard to leave with just one, but if everybody would adopt a pet we could save so many more. I highly recommend it.
    God Bless Leo & your family.

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    Rebecca, such a nice article. Glad you have a new dog and one that you rescued.

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    I have 5 dogs and three cats, all with sad stories but all are now living a wonderful life----and I think they know it. I also transport dogs on the weekends to get them out of shelters; Georgia has a very high euthanasia rate and the dogs that get saved head to new homes and rescue groups usually in the Northeast. They are so sweet and so grateful for some human affection, even if I only have them for the couple of hours that I drive them.
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    Simply Beautiful -- Thanks.
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    I have seen that many times and cry every time I read it. Emma S . I didn't even wait 6 weeks. Daisy was sent to me in just one week by my little guy I just know it. She is different from him in so many way but she is my constant companion and she gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning. I still miss him dreadfully but having her makes it a little easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    I have 5 dogs and three cats, all with sad stories but all are now living a wonderful life----and I think they know it. I also transport dogs on the weekends to get them out of shelters; Georgia has a very high euthanasia rate and the dogs that get saved head to new homes and rescue groups usually in the Northeast. They are so sweet and so grateful for some human affection, even if I only have them for the couple of hours that I drive them.
    That is wonderful. They need all the help they can get.. I know if I had my own place I would have at least one more dog. as it is I am only allowed one .. Since my brothers step daughter has a big dog and 2 cats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherbailey View Post
    I have 5 dogs and three cats, all with sad stories but all are now living a wonderful life----and I think they know it. I also transport dogs on the weekends to get them out of shelters; Georgia has a very high euthanasia rate and the dogs that get saved head to new homes and rescue groups usually in the Northeast. They are so sweet and so grateful for some human affection, even if I only have them for the couple of hours that I drive them.
    Hello Teacherbailey, I have a friend here that does rescue work. She also transports dogs for new homes. I wonder if you two have ever crossed paths, her name is Susan. You both do great work.

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    Tears here. We just lost our 1st rescued dog last Friday. My heart is aching for my husband who is struggling with the loss of his pal of 13 yrs. We have 2 more rescues in our lives but Ranger was pretty special.

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    The floodgates opened here too! I just lost my Jimmy 3 weeks ago from very rapid onset CHF that did not respond to treatment. He was 14. I'm going to be looking for a new companion to "rescue" me VERY soon.

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