Monday, March 14, 2011

Of little dogs and big shakes

Darby appears to be on the mend, as I mentioned on Facebook over the weekend. Though I continue to have concerns that at some point a surgical intervention will be needed to deal with his knee issues, it looks like that time may be later, rather than sooner. The meds we got from his doctor seem to be doing the trick and he’s back to being his noisy, happy little self, for which I am grateful.

I wanted to share this info over the weekend, but to be honest with you, with all of the destruction and sorrow currently taking place in Japan, it felt almost disrespectful to be rejoicing over a floppy little white dog’s leg feeling better. Like many of you, my weekend was filled with checking on news about the status of Japan following the host of disasters they continue to face as I type this post. My heart goes out to everyone there, human and animal alike, as they come to grips with the magnitude of the disaster.

In the face of situations like the one in Japan, I am perpetually grateful to see the public will rise to the occasion, providing whatever help they can to the victims of disasters. We were able to help Dog Bless You reach 100,000 “likes” before the weekend was out, which will generate a $200,000 donation from the Annenberg Foundation for disaster relief in Japan. The organization World Vets is currently mobilizing to go to Japan to assist in relief efforts for pets and animals injured or displaced during the earthquake and tsunami. In addition, search and rescue teams from California have been deployed to Japan to search for survivors. If you have a couple of dollars to spare these groups can certainly use your support.

Paws crossed that Mother Nature settles down long enough for the people of Japan to catch their breath and get on the path to recovery.

3 comments:

Daisy said...

It's always nice to have a sunny little bit of news in the middle of a major disaster ... reminds people that there is hope.

Hope Darby is soon better.

Lori @ According to Gus said...

Awww...Daisy makes a great point. It is nice to be able to smile about something during hard times. Darby feeling better is definitely something to smile about!

We've also been glued to the news reports...it's so tragic and the nuclear reactor situation is so scary! Our hearts go out to the people of Japan. :(

Lavi said...

I'm glad Darby is feeling better. Yes, we're all worried about Japan and it's good to know that they are getting a lot of help. But you know, even small good news are good news, even if it's just a little doggie getting better.

 

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