Not about running...

...but well worth a blog entry.  I have seen this photo in a couple of places, but the added ICHCB text adds a little bit of gentle humor to the image.  Perhaps a just as fitting, though less funny caption for the bittersweet image would be 
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

Years ago I read Out of Harm's Way, a beautiful biography about Terri Crisp, who has made it her life's work to rescue animals stranded and lost during natural disasters.  She eventually founded Noah's Wish, a non-profit organization with the mission of saving and comforting pets who have been separated from their people during tragic events like what we are currently witnessing in the midwest flooding.

I hope that there never comes a day when I am separated from my beloved kitties by natural disaster, but should such a tragedy ever occur, it's comforting to know that there are people and organizations at work helping to care for hungry, terrified, and lost family pets until their people can come back and re-claim them and take them safely home.


  1. I think about this a lot since I obviously live in hurricane central.

    We do have an evac plan in place for our 3 kitties and one dog and since I work from home, I'm here with them all the time. Still, I worry. I already had to evac once with them during our wicked 2004 season and it was exhausting!

    God forbid something ever happened where the safety of my furkids was out of my control, it's nice to know that there are organizations out there like Noah's Wish... although not nearly enough.

  2. We've never even given thought to an evacuation plan, but it is a really good idea. The only thing I've ever thought about is if we had a fire--I have a feeling they'd all panic. I do think of that scenario with so much dread.