Title: "A New Year, A New Friend"
Author: Pirate Turner
Dedicated To: Our beloved babies, both those whom we have lost and those we still have, to all those innocent souls we've rescued, and to my beloved husband Jack, who always keep us all going and saves us all. I love you all, my darlings!
Rating: G
Summary: The first rescue of the new year.
Warnings: Drabble
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 4 January, 2012
Challenge: For the 100wordstories LJ comm's bi-weekly challenge
Disclaimer: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective is ᄅ & TM his respective owners, none of which are the author. Everything else is ᄅ & TM the author. The author makes absolutely no profit off of this work of fan fiction, and no copyright infringement is intended.

His brown eyes shone sadly as he faced the tiny, scared face. Dropping to his knees, he gave the baby a broad, reassuring grin. Scooping kibble out of his pocket, he held it out. He remained statuesquely still as she slowly inched toward him.

He didn't even move when her pink tongue tickled his flesh. He let her eat her fill and waited patiently for her acceptance before finally hugging her to him. She was no longer lost. He'd saved her, and the new year had started off well. Smiling, Ace headed home with his new friend wrapped in love.

The End