Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cameron with Happy Tail

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.


  1. We love stories like this in the middle all the tragedies. Dogs have some amazing abillties.

  2. This is a wonderful story, in the midst of such sorrow and tragedy. Thanks for sharing it!

    -Fuzzy Tales

  3. As there are so many sad 'tails' we are greatly pleased to hear of a good one! Thank you for sharing.


  4. So good to hear a story like this one with all the sadness in Japan. Shane is an absolutely gorgeous Akita - love that color.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. After all the heartbreaking stories this is lovley and just shows the power of love between man and his dog. gorgeous and we will check out Goma's.. Hugs GJ xx

  6. Thanks, Cameron,
    That was such a great story you found for us today.
    That's one smart and lucky woofie.


  7. Amazing story. We will always find da hoomans we love, no matter's what!

  8. It's a lovely story!!! Awww Shane looks so gorgeous! There was some sound advice in the article too on how to really prepare for such events!!

    Thanks too for the link to Sachie's blog - what fab thing to do!! Take care

  9. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story!

  10. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

  11. The story is pawesome!
    Thanks for sharing it!
    Kisses and hugs

  12. Oh what a happy story. Shane is a true hero dog! And a brave one too.

  13. OH what a story! It made me smile. Thank you SO much for sharing. That Akita is beautiful & I'm SO glad he was not seriously hurt (or worse, dead). So happy he has been reunited with his family! I wish many pets who have been left behind will be reunited with their owners too.

  14. Gosh, that is such an amazing story. What a smart dog that one was. I bet that guy was beside himself with joy when he saw his dog. Thanks so much for telling us this story.

  15. Aw...what a lovely story - we clicked through to see the pictures - thanks for sharing it!


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