Welcome to week 17 of Purrs 4 Peace. Happy World Animal Day!
This is a project with a dream: that we can change the world with our purrs.
Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. ~Albert Einstein
With global climate change, the number and severity of natural disasters is increasing. Hurricanes, tornados, floods, drought, wildfires... the list goes on. We in the U.S. remember well Katrina and last year’s hurricane on the gulf coast. Recently, the Philippines experienced the worst flooding in 40 years. And in the last week we have all heard about the devastation in Samoa and Sumatra. Not only humans have been affected. Thousands of animals have been left dead or trapped. Animals are stranded, injured, hungry, homeless, and alone. While the human tragedy isn’t to be minimized and I am concerned about the rescue and recovery of human victims, I am particularly touched by the poignancy of the stories of the animals who are routinely left out of evacuation, shelter and rescue efforts. For example, the animals who perished because they were chained to a post. They never had a chance.
Subsequent to Katrina some movement has been made in the U.S. to legislate emergency preparedness planning that includes animals, but mostly it is left to individuals and animal rescue organizations to help the innocent tiny beings caught up in these disasters.
What can we do? We can:
- Support rescue and recovery efforts financially with reputable animal rescue organizations.
- Advocate for effective evacuation, shelter and rescue planning in your community that includes animals.
- Prepare your own household for possible emergency. The wonderful humans and animals at www.ourcatablog.blogspot.com have a fabulous and informative post today on how you can help plan for an emergency. I urge you to check it out.
- Increase our own efforts to take care of planet Earth and insist our governments do the same.
As to this last point, I will note that some doubt that global climate change is the result of human pollution of the earth. Others say that only by humans changing their polluting habits can we hope to stop or reverse global climate change. No matter what we each believe, I think we can all agree that taking care of the planet we have been given is in itself a good thing to do. Therefore, the household of Confucius cat will try to: 1. reduce, reuse, recycle. 2. use less heat and AC 3. replace regular light bulb with compact florescent bulbs. 4. drive the automobile less. 5. buy energy-efficient products. 6. use less hot water 7. plant trees and 8. turn off electricity when not in use.
2:59 p.m. Get ready to Purrrrrrrr.
Confucius Cat say: GO!
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr,
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr... Purrrrrrrrrrrrr.... See your purrs as a hand reaching toward the victims. Pulling them out of entrapment, ending their pain, alleviating their suffering.
Purrrrrrrrrinnnnnnggggg for rescue of every victim, Purr for recovery of those injured. Purr for revitalization of the communities. #purrs4peace
Purrrrringgggg. See your purrs providing food to the hungry, shelter to the homeless, care to the injured.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Purring.... See your purrs fortifying the rescuers, bringing abundance to those who help the victims, animal and human.
Purrrrrrrrrrr. Imagine all animals in harm’s way protected, all stranded animals rescued. #purrs4peace.
Purrrrrrrrr. Imagine all injured animals healed, all lost animals reunited, all abandoned animal sheltered in loving homes. #purrs4peace
Purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purr
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. See your purrs working in every human mind and heart impressing on them the need for planning that protects all life in the event of disaster.
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, ........... purr protection, purr safety, purr rescue, purr recovery, purr revitalization, purr planning, purr peace.