This is one of the most moving submissions we've received so far.
"My name is Maybelle. When I was a sick, stray puppy with nowhere to go, my human gave me a home... you might say he saved my life. As most humans, he has his flaws & at the time a serious drug problem. When he was going to jump in front of the train because he couldn't stop using... the only reason he didn't was because I was with him & there would be no one to take care of me. I guess you might say I saved his life back. He loves me so much he even tried one more time to stop using... he did and so far he is doing just fine. I love my human either way but I LOVE seeing the person he is clean... I like to think I played a part in that."
~ Submitted by Robert Banks
Update April 27, 2013
Robert uploaded some new photos today, and posted an update:
"Some of you may remember me from a post several months ago. At that time I had a few months clean from drugs, something I'd struggled with for years. I found myself not once but twice at the train tracks wanting to jump because I could not stop using. I did not... could not do it because my constant companion Maybelle was with me. My love for her was greater than the pain of living. Since that time I have managed to put together some clean time. I celebrated a year on April 20, something I had not able to do for years. Anyhow, I received so many kind, supportive comments that I wanted to post an update. Maybelle & I are doing well and have grown so much closer over the course of the last year. My life has so much purpose... and it is all because I wanted to live, even if it was just to care for my dog. The power of love is both real & great. I am so grateful for the way my life looks today."
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