Sunday, November 27, 2005

Feel Inspired And Have A Good Cry

My second friend who went to help the animal victims from Hurricane Katrina sent me the following link with updates from the field. I've read the first few and am quite touched and teary.

PS: Happy Birthday Big Sister, who is doing reasonably well post-Cancer, though the preventative chemo she's on isn't the most fun she's ever had.

10 Comments:

At 10:44 AM, Blogger Rory said...

Happy birthday to your sister, Esther. I know that what she's going through is difficult, and I hope she'll have many healthy years ahead of her.

 
At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

Happy Birthdau to your Big Sister Esther.

A happy ending to Fighter's saga.
Good to hear stories like that one.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Esther,
Happy Birthday to your big sister. Celebrate life!

Last summer, I lost my cousin-in-law to breast cancer. But before she went, she celebrated life as long as she could. And it's the celebration of life which matters.

 
At 5:12 PM, Anonymous seawitch said...

Happy birthday to your sister. Hope all goes well with her cancer treatment.

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Wow, that is inspiring. You sure know some cool people, Esther—how fortunate!

I hope you sister is doing as well as can be and I hope that her birthday was a joy for all.

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Batya said...

Glad that your sister is doing well.

But re: the animals. I really don't care when thousands of Jews are homeless after Sharon and his soldiers threw them out of their homes.

 
At 5:01 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Batya - What if they were JEWISH animals?

I mean, come on, we all care about the people who got fucked over by the Disengagement Plan. Does that mean we don't have any room left in our hearts for some rachmones for the animals that were left to their own devices by Katrina?

At least the people removed from Gaza are getting aid from the United States and Israeli governments. These animals are getting absolutely nothing except what can be gleaned by private donations.

Didn't the same G-d make these creatures too?

 
At 10:08 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks for the birthday and well wishes for my sister. Much appreciated.

Mark, you took the words out of my mouth for Batya. My heart does ache for those who lost their homes in Gaza. But my heart is big enough to weep for the animals as well.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

I wish your sister the best.

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger Rory said...

Batya,
I don't know if you've ever had any pets, but they're sentient beings and they feel pain and fear just like we do. And the fact is a lot of those animals suffered terribly as a result of Katrina, and if none of us cared about them, even more would have died horrific deaths. Being concerned about both people and animals doesn't have to be mutually exclusive by any means. But, even if you have no feelings for animals, just remember there were a lot of people who lost their homes and all their possessions in that hurricane, and yet nothing was more devastating to them than losing their pets.

 

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