Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Home Run

We have read so many stories of kindness and generosity regarding kit and pup bloggers. We have experienced a few too. But are you aware that humans also do nice things for each other?

We watched this video a while ago and were reminded of it tonight as we were thinking of all those humans and animals in Haiti that survived the earthquake on Tuesday. We know photographs can not quite convey the horrors they are living through. They need helping hands and nations are responding with everything from search dogs and handlers to food and medical supplies. They have been in our thoughts and Jan's prayers.

When a disaster hits, many humans respond compassionately, often in an unexpected way. This is a true story, not about a disaster but about good sportsmanship and compassion in the midst of competition.

Update, Friday, Jan 15: We have deleted the video. Despite the fact the video has an embed code which was correctly copied and installed -- and it worked fine last night -- it has been throwing a tantrum instead of loading today. When it said to us (in print, of course), Can not load, you are not ....., we figured we'd had enough. If you click on the link below to view the video and want to share it with your friends, please use the link to this post instead of their website, since this is where you found it. Thanks!

To watch the video, click here.

Despite the fact this is a true story, we think there would be a major change to the video if cats and dogs made it. At the end, the two heroines from the opposing team who carried the injured player around the bases would be hoisted onto their teammates' shoulders and the injured player would be loaded into an ambulance. Humans, they just never quite see things as clearly as we furries do. We need to work harder on their training.

Don't forget to visit Gracie. It's her first birthday today and she's having a big party.

9 comments:

  1. Woo khan't doubt THE WOLVES!

    Tank woo fur sharing that!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: I'm looking furward to Gracie's pawty!

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  2. Awesome! If only more people would behave this way!

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  3. Yep, the human training is never done! See ya a Gracie's party!!!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the video.

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  5. I am constantly working on the Woman and she always fails me... sigh.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the video.

    We had a lot of fun at Gracie's pawty too.

    Woos and happy weekend, Phantom and Thunder

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  7. Like the videos at your place, thanks for putting them up.

    Thanks for stopping by and celebrating my first birthday with me. I hope you had a great time.

    Come on back because the party will continue through Saturday I am sure. There is new entertainment that you will need to check out.
    Again thanks.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the video!
    Have a great weekend!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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