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Hurricane Katrina -- Pets

I got in to work this morning to find an e-mail from my friend Sarah waiting for me.  She'd run across an internet website for a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist animals who are the victims of disaster, and she wanted to pass it along to the people in her circle of family and friends who have pets.  I'm posting the link here for anyone who's interested:



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Sep. 2nd, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'm gradually catching up with the New Orleans disaster and am appalled. I was off-line a couple of days, taking some leave. I read your comments at noblerot's journal and was struck by your remark about not wanting to call your parents, because of the argument that is likely to ensue.

Reminds me of the sort of "discussion" I used to have with my grandfather. Tienamin Square. he thought the police were right to shoot the students, because they were being "disobedient". So I asked how he'd feel if the police shot me and he told me it would serve me right. I rememeber that conversation as if it were yesterday. It showed me that he loved the government more than us. No matter how wrong they were. If they were in power, they must be right in his book.
Sep. 2nd, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I can't avoid the phone call. If they don't get a call from me every Sunday I'll get called on the carpet about it on Monday. You'd think they'd be happy that I DO call on a regular basis, unlike my sister, but no.

I learned a long time ago not to discuss religion or politics with my family, because I'm the odd duck who looks at things from a very different perspective from everyone else. So I talk about work and listen to them talk about their health, and everything stays civilised.

This whole Katrina situation is just incredibly depressing. It's all I've been talking about on lj today. And unlike where you live, it's impossible to avoid here; it's the front page story in every newspaper, takes up the bulk of every news broadcast, and even has television programs being pre-empted for special coverage. And I'm afraid it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Sep. 2nd, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
I learned a long time ago not to discuss religion or politics with my family

Same here, I'm afraid. My mother and I didn't always see eye to eye, but at least we could have a civilised conversation about it all.

Good luck for the phone call. We get such a range of weather here that I can call on discussing it, to have a chat. Yesterday was the official beginning of spring, for example. Maybe you can discuss the changing seasons witht hem and keep it brief. *hugs*
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