Friday, 18 March 2011

Hope in time of crises

Bloggie friends!

This is why I put up the chip-in thingy on the sidebar of my blog. This clip is quite distressing but has a hopeful ending. I hope you don't mind me sharing it here if you haven't seen it already.

Two dogs are found after the tsunami. You could hear the distress in the reporter's and cameraman's voices. These dogs are now in a rescue shelter, thanks to the immense humanity shown by all.



The full report, including translation of what was said is found here.

Today is also Comic Relief/Red Nose Day - an annual day of fundraising for charities world wide. To learn more about this day, please click here.

Charlie does his bit!






Have a loving and peaceful weekend everyone!

50 comments:

Cheri said...

Good job Charlie - have seen this video and been following the Japanese Animal Rescue Coalition of Facebook. Amazing what social networks can accomplish in disasters! enjoy your weekend - we will be having summer weather! Will send some to you!!!!

mshatch said...

poor doggies, I'm so glad they made it to safety.

The Words Crafter said...

I see a title, but I can't see a photo....

I can't even think of the poor animals....but I pray for them.

Lynda R Young said...

Good to know the dogs were rescued. I love that pic of the ball above the cat...

Katnip Lounge said...

Well dang! And here I could have worn my red nose ALL DAY!

Summer Ross said...

Yeah I heard about those two dogs- sad sight, but I am very glad they are at the shelter now!

Charlie looks like he wants to play. Have a fabulous Friday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The scenes in Japan are so heartbreaking.My heart goes out to them!
It's good to see that these dogs were able to be rescued...how they survived is a marvel!

Stephen Tremp said...

Alright Charlie!!! Doing your bit to help the tsunami victims. The videos that keep emerging on YouTube are spectacular and terrifying.

Bossy Betty said...

Amen to this! Hugs to Charlie!

Guinevere said...

I'm so glad there's a happy ending there, but the plight of Japan makes me so sad. The loss of innocent life, both human and animal, and the ongoing toll is just staggering. Thanks for posting.

yileen said...

There's been so many videos of animals loyal to their friends out on YouTube these days. Did you watch this one of a cat? Brought me to tears. Lucky those dogs survived the tsunami :) HAPPY RED NOSE DAY?? Haha. Have a lovely weekend :)

d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Charlie, I know all the kitties in Japan can feel your energy and it's helping them. You're a very wonderful man-cat.

Madeleine said...

Awh bless, those poor dogs. It brings home how awful the whole experience must be for all those poor Japanese people.

I love Charlie's red nose :O)

Mr Puddy said...

From the video, I purrs for more of them will be found and more of them will get help like this two woofies.
Heap of Purrs for Japan.

Thanks Charlie !
xoxo

Kea said...

Oh, I don't think I can bear to watch that video, not at 4:40AM anyway!

It's fabulous to see so many bloggers adding the chip-in -- and even better to see the total increasing significantly.

Comic Relief sounds good...We all could use a bit of laughter in our lives right now, I think. Thanks!

Have a great day and weekend, both of you!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. so pleased the dogs were rescued .. the situation is quite terrible ..

Charlie looks in his element - so clean and fluffy ..

Red Nose Day provides lots of light relief all round .. and raises a lot of charitable funds, which is excellent .. Hilary

Margo Benson said...

Yay for Comic Charlie!

I've never before seen footage of anything like the tsumnmi this last week. The animal stories are heartrending and full of hope.

The Monkeys said...

It's so heartbreaking knowing what is going on with the pets and people!

Charlie, you're doing a fabulous job spreading the word about Red Nose Day!

Brian said...

I sure am glad someone helped those sweet woofies. That makes my nose red with joy! I hope you and Charlie have an enjoyable weekend!

Tara said...

That's a great link in the sidebar! It's so nice to make my way around the blogs and see all the different ways to help those in need.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Someone else posted that video today. Can't forget our furry friends either!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We are doing what we can for all the animals in Japan........we just wish we could do more!!!!

Good job, handsome Charlie.....we loved your pictures.

xxxxxxx

Ann said...

Wonderful video to draw attention to the plight of the animals.

Love the red nose! Have a wonderful weekend.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope that Charlie and his red nose raise a lot of ££££ for Comic Relief.
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

That video is amazing. That is so great that they rescued the two dogs. Glad that one was alive. Don't know they are so miserable and unhappy. Looks like the Japanese really like their animals.

Maria McKenzie said...

Thanks for sharing all those great links, and for Charley's comic relief!

You made it to my blog before I had a chance to notify you! Congrats on being so stylish;).

Ginger Jasper said...

I saw that clip and it was truly heart breaking but I hope it had a good ending. I just keep on watching the awful happenings in Japan and my heart goes out to each and everyone. We joined in red nose day and loved seeing Charlie with the giant red nose. Hugs GJ xx

Talli Roland said...

What a great cause to support, Old Kitty.

Happy Red Nose day, too! There's been some hilarious stuff on BBC Radio 3 today!

Lydia K said...

That video is heartbreaking. I hope they find some relief and shelter.

Hope you have a great weekend!

RaShelle said...

Pics of Charlie always make me happy!!! Thanks. =D

Pk Hrezo said...

Great idea wit the chip in link. Thanks for posting it. I just love your cat there... so cute. I miss having one. :(

Have a great weekend!

The Golden Eagle said...

I hadn't seen that clip before--thank you for posting it and the link to the article!

Great pictures of Charlie. :D

Kathie said...

This video was sent to me yesterday in an email and all I could think was "Stop talking and do something" it was obvious the mobile dog was trying to show them his friend, he approached them and walked toward the other dog and barked. Then I got to the end where it told they had both been rescued! What a relief!
Loyalty we humans could take a lesson from.

Theresa Milstein said...

I got teary just from the transcript. I knew I couldn't watch the video. The earthquake, to the tsunami, to the nuclear crisis... so disheartening. My thoughts are with them.

Len Lambert said...

Thanks for sharing, Old Kitty. Poor dogs. And poor people of Japan. My heart goes out to all of them.

ABBY said...

Our hearts go out to the people and animals of Japan. WE hope that the ones suffering the most are getting the help that they need.

Hi Charlie.

purrin
xoxox

Reenie said...

I'm so glad the dogs were rescued, I cannot play the video- but that is probably because I am on iPad... And I cannot play a few things.

KarenMcG said...

I saw the doggie video, too. And I thank you for posting it for those who have not yet seen it.

You and Charlie are wonderful together in keeping on top of things like this.

Layla Morgan Wilde said...

So glad I stumbled on your blog. We cat lovers have truly rallied worldwide to help Japan. Purrs across the pond from the Cat Saturday gang.

Manzanita said...

I can't even look at those videos. Poor confused dogs don't know what happened. Good for Charlie.... Cody does her part, too. Love from us.

Words A Day said...

The loyality of the dog who could walk, staying by his friends side throughout everything.

Forgot all about rednose day!

Have a good weekend!:)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We were concerned when we first saw the video but then we learned the one dog is in a shelter and the injured one is at a vet clinic. And today we learned Japan will not put the "stray" dogs down in 3 days during a disaster now, so the dogs will have a chance to be reunited or adopted. We hope they will be okay.

Susan Fields said...

I'm so glad those dogs were taken to safety.

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Charlie, great PSAs! Good job, sir!

The Creek Cats said...

So glad to hear those sweet woofies are in safety!!

Rahma Krambo said...

Dear Kitty: What is happening in Japan is such a heartbreaking tragedy. Thanks for remembering our four footed friends.

Thank you also for always stopping by my blog and leaving your 'footprint'. I do appreciate it very much.

Ellie said...

So sad. I hope the dogs will be alright and kept together.

You go Charlie - I can just see you with that red nose!

BigFatLion said...

It's the 20th Charlie!

Happy Moving Day!!!

Now no getting drunk on catnip, you'll only fall off the table.

Jo xxx

Repositório said...

Japan is wonderful! Even their pets that show us what is solidarity!
Have a nice new week!!!!
Kisses from Brazil

Rene said...

Nice job there, Charlie. We are glad that some doggies got saved amid all the tragedy there.