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Skyline Bar


 ... Janine Allen  ...

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 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 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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(11.26.12)  Here are a couple of update photos on Mitt. A couple of them are at the beach and one at home. He is really settling in and focusing more and more on us which allows him so much more freedom and fun.  He is such a joy to watch run when we let him out in his fenced in yard. He loves to run his figure eights around us as we try and tag him and then of course it is play fighting afterwards.  Our neighborhood is pretty rural for being part of Kingwood so he has enjoyed his long walks where he can see other dogs and is curious about the horses that are around.  He's gaining confidence daily and he and my husband Bruce have a particularly strong bond.

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