Briar Rabbit Primitives by Folk Artist Starla Myers

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

I Rescued A Human Today

This touching story came to me in an email today. It brought a tear to my eyes...

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.

From a story submitted by S.G. Thomas


~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

That one always makes me cry like a baby! Love it, thanks Miss Starla ♥ ~~Pam

Dogpatch Primitives said...

so beautiful and so very true. They do so much for us. I'll never understand how anyone cannot see or view dogs in this way.

Peach Street ~ Jamie said...

Okay I admit it, I'm all sobbing and curled up in the fetal postion after reading this, but thank you so much for sharing!

My dogs rescue me everyday...

J said...

Thanks for posting my prose.
Janine Allen
Rescue Me Dog

Carmen said...

LOVE the pics of your pooches! The poem is one that is posted at the veterinary clinic where I work, it brings tears to my eyes every time!!

Cookie said...

oh Starlalala... how precious and touching is this story! I love everything about it and *sniff sniff* love happy endings :)

Hope you aren't getting worked to death! Miss you buddy ♥

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Briar Rabbit Primitives said...

Thanks so much for all the nice comments! I'm Especially Excited to get a comment from Janine Allen, the Actual Author of this Very Touching Piece. Thanks for your Talent w/ words, Janine. I know you have touched Many Hearts...mine included! Hugs, Starla :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Starla!!! Thank you so much for what you do for our furry have a beautiful heart!!! Hugs my friend, MO

Anonymous said...

PS...What the heck, I realized I did not have your link on my blog... well, poke me in the eye with a sharp stick!!! I do now!!! Hugs, MO

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy

Uncle Sam & Rocket Dog Pull Toy
This is one of my all time favorite pieces. I used my APBT Phil as the model for Rocket Dog.

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~

~*Rebecca's Thyme Primitives*~
"Rebecca's Thyme Primitives" in Pigeon Forge, TN is truly a Primitive Lovers Delight! If you are planning a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains area... Be sure to put this on your "To Do" List!

Rebecca offers a wide variety of Fine Hand Crafted Furniture, Lamps, Candles, Stitcheries, Dolls, Folk Art "Needfuls" as well as Offerings from Me!

I am doing One of a Kind pieces for Rebecca, as well as Finished Goods from some of my Favorite Artists/ Designers Patterns.

Thanks to Kentucky Primitives for the Great Cupboard Eagle design, Crows Roost Prims for my Favorite Black Bear design & Jackie Schmidt for her Wonderful Primitive & Prairie Doll designs! Love you ladies! :)

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll

Reece & Polly Dog out for a stroll
Apollo has been to obedience school. Can't say the same for Mr. Reece...LOL!

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?

Did I mention I have a Grand-Kitty too?
Reece gives Mr Kittlesworth a hug....

Wyatt gets luv from Phil

Wyatt gets luv from Phil