Okay. I'm a sap for animal - especially dog - stories. A friend sent me one of those multi-forwarded emails this morning and it's a good one for dog lovers. I have no idea of authenticity, as it does not show up in snopes.com urban legend clearing house. At any rate, enjoy as I did:
After the tornado ( Greensburg , Ks.)
THIS IS SUCH A NEAT STORY
The story begins with the rescuers finding this poor little guy they named Ralphie. Someone had already taken him under their wing but weren't equipped to adopt.
Ralphie, scared and starved, joined his rescuers...
I wouldn't think anything could live through this.... but we were wrong.
This little lady also survived that wreckage.
Here she is just placed in the car - scared, but safe.
and then..they are no longer alone!
Instant friends, they comforted each other while in the car.
Add two more beagles found after that...
the more, the merrier!
Oh boy, a new traveller to add to the mix...
(Note: the cat coming over the seat needing shelter...)
Now just how is this going to work? (and remember they are all strangers to one another )
It's going to work just fine, thank you very much!
Wow! The things we learn from our animal friends...
If only all of mankind could learn such valuable lessons as this. Lessons of instant friendship. Of peace and harmony by way of respect for one another -- no matter one's color or creed.
These animals tell you... 'It's just good to be alive and with others.
If only our elected political leaders would take a few lessons from our four-footed friends . . . .
(This post in honour of our "Four-Footed Child's 7th birthday today. She sends a wag of her tail and a wink of her big brown eyes your way . . . .)