posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 05:49 PM
During the past few weeks, members and visitors have been bombarded with images and stories of the mayhem which Katrina and Rita have caused.
We have seen the best and the worst of human behaviours during this trying time. From looting to selfless sacrifice and fingerpointing to fawning
praise, the threads in this board have it all laid out for our viewing.
But, every now and then something comes shining through it all...I'm talking about the pets.
Whether it's a pair of Cajuns calling dogs to their bass boat or helicopter pilots trying to round up 3 scared huskies to fly them out, it tells me
what Americans are really like. I've seen soldiers shoulder their weapons and slog through chest deep sewage to rescue some-ones unfortunate pet, and
THAT'S what makes me like Americans. They are, even in the most trying times, willing to go to the aid of the innocent and helpless.
As a Canadian, no matter how much I seem, on these boards, to disagree with U.S. government policy, I will forever remember the effort of individual
Americans going to the aid of the people of the South, and, in particular, remember their humanity in the way they also took time to save as many pets