Hi, it's Cameron here and I'd like to share this positive story from the recent tsunami in Japan. Perhaps I should have used "tale" in the title, but I like "tail" better since this story ends in a wagging tail.
A man let his dog loose in the yard, then ran door to door to warn his neighbors of the approaching tsunami. When he tried to go back home for his dog, it was too late and he had to head to higher ground. His Akita, Shane, was caught in the tsunami.
But six hours later, after swimming in chest deep water, Shane arrived at the shelter - a place he'd never been before - where he was reunited with his human. It's amazing how Shane found him. He cut his elbows, perhaps by clinging onto debris, but he is home and receiving care for his wounds. You can read about the reunion here or more details on this story and why you should take your pets with you when evacuating.
And speaking of Japan, Sachie of My Himalayan Cat Goma blog is from Japan and has family there. Although they are safe, she has wanted to do something to help. Check out her Hope for Japan stickers. She is selling them for $5 each. They are water and sun resistant and can be easily peeled from one item to be transferred to another.