Monday, November 12, 2012


No matter where you live, you've probably seen television or Internet news reports about Hurricane Sandy, a hurricane that ripped across the East Coast of the United States a couple of weeks ago.  The photos that accompany the news reports are horrible.  They show houses, boardwalks, streets, amusement parks, and cars--all destroyed by the winds and high tides caused from the hurricane.

Krumbs and I have been thinking about this a lot, partly because the news is so filled with information about the aftermath of the storm, but also because Thanksgiving is getting closer. Thanksgiving always makes us think about the things we're grateful our house, our food and our family, but since the storm we're thinking of those things even more this year. 

All the news reports had Krumbs, my trusty pooch, thinking about other pets.  Who, Krumbs wondered, takes care of all the homeless or lost pets during and after a big storm?  I thought it was a fantastic question...and we haven't stopped thinking about it. 

This weekend, we visited the Imagination Cafe and searched for information about pet helpers.  Guess what?  We found a great article on the Cafe's "Doggy Bag" section.  Aside from a fantastic drawing of Krumbs, this section of the website gives all kinds of information on different animals...and there was one article on the people who help them!!

We found  "To the Rescue" by Vicky Livestay.  The article tells about organizations like the American Humane Society, the Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS), and the Humane Society.  These organizations all help our furry fand not so furry) friends in times of disaster.  The article has information about keeping your own pet safe and links to organizations that help homeless animals.  

Krumbs and I felt better knowing there are people looking out for the animals too.  I can't imagine what I'd do without my best friend, Krumbs.  I love him and can't imagine not having him with me!

How about you?  Do you have a furry, scaled, or feathered friend you can't live without?  You can post a picture of your pet on the Cafe's "Pet Snapshots" section or you can look at the pet photos others have posted by clicking on the pet photo album...check it out!!!


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