Hi there! That Woman here. Something occurred to me today that I'd like to share with you. Someone recently posted a comment on this blog in relation to the photos I put up in reference the the rescue efforts in Japan. I had been trying to distance myself visually from the tragedy in Japan as each time I would see any photograph I'd start crying.
When the CB went full tilt into getting the blogger buttons for aid and links I decided to 'paw up' and post up. I am happy to do so. Given that I have no funds to send; it's the very least I can do in promoting awareness. The commenter made a rather pointed statement of asking why I would post such pictures of animals when there was so much human devastation. Yes... you read that correctly. Apparently for some people it's an 'us vs them' issue. After I gave this some thought; I decided that I would address my perspective, after all it's my blog.
To me, these are beings in distress. Humans and Animals. I can hold in my heart and mind the idea that just because one might be covered in fur, walk on four legs, and don't speak our languages: they are no less relevant to this planet that we are. Period.