The life of a rescue dog
I am all curled up in my bed, paws folded over, snuggling with my monkey stuffy. Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor. I wagged my tail, still half asleep. She gets down on her knees and rests her face against mine. “Good morning Leo” says Mom as she gently rubs my belly. I turn over on my back and gently growl to her. “Don’t stop rubbing my belly Mom, this feels so good!” I shove my shoulder and the side of my head up against her. I felt her need instantly, I know she has not slept a lot last night, there is a lot on her mind these days.
She moves to the living room and unroll her yoga mat. “I guess it’s time to get up!” Things have changed since Mom started school; she gets up so early and seems to forget that I need a lot of sleep as a teenager. It’s ok, when she starts working on her computer, I will lie down on her feet and take a nap.
I get up and reach her. She is doing her ten sun salutations. As she folds over in a down dog position I catch up to her routine and stretch my paws as long as I can. “Good morning Mom.” I love that she tries to do what I do with her short but still useful arms. The routine evolves to breakfast and work. I’ve got so much to do today! Head outside to smell the fresh grass, water it, and chew on the new stick Mom brought me back from the forest yesterday.
I get back inside and reach her. Unexpectedly, she is on the phone, nodding with her head, shoulders curved inwards. I think she received bad news. Ah well, I don’t care what it is, what matters is that I am there staring at her with the biggest white in my eyes. I stare with all my “dogpathy”. Gentle fingertips caress my neck; she is desperate for companionship. A tear falls down her round cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.
I promise to keep you safe.
I promise to always be on your side.
I promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in your eyes.
I rescued a human today.
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