Sunday, December 21, 2008

I rescued a human: Molly and Me

Alycat sent me this and its pretty much Molly and my story. All that's missing is the celestial ray of light that shone down on her!
Thanks Alycat...

I Rescued A Human
by Diane Turriff.........................................

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.

The thing is, she really did. Molly rescued two. She blessed the hubster and me with her presence. Our lives were improved immensely the day she entered our hearts. She brought us joy, laughter, hope and love. People who have never bonded with an animal can't understand our own unique pathology, but there is something about the utter trust, the unconditional love, the total forgiveness that makes me believe in an incarnate God. We humans are often pretty pathetic at all the Christ like teachings; showing mercy and forgiveness, turning the other cheek, loving your neighbor. I don't mean to be blasphemous, I am totally serious when I say we could all learn a lesson or two from a really great dog. If we let it, the world is our classroom and animals are our teachers.

1 comment:

Tami said...

Martha- I never told you at the time how much I loved what you said here. It is so true, and we are so lucky to have had the animals that we've had who set examples of love and humanity better than many humans do- a better than I do much of the time. I hope your sweet Molly Dawg, and my Elmo can meet up some day. Maybe they already have...