The Rescuers hits an incredibly emotional chord with me. Someone’s Waiting For You and the scene beforehand give me chills. Medusa mocking Penny reminds me all too well of my toxic environment and abusers. Penny’s sadness and want for a home is all too relatable. I want to believe someone is waiting for me too.
My neighbors had a white German shepherd that often jumped the fence and ran away. When I was smaller, I thought the dog was Bolt going off to rescue Penny. One day the dog ran off for good and I tried consoling my neighbor by saying Bolt just needed to be with Penny from now on.
Every time I watch the scene in Bolt where he reunites with Penny, I tear up. I hope I have a moment like that when I get to heaven and finally see my puppy dog again.