Natural Disaster in Japan

My dear furriends. We’ve all heard about and seen the images from the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I posted in Twitter asking where we could send money to help the animals that are victims of this disaster. It was easy to find links of where to send money and things to help people, but I couldn’t find anyone focusing on saving animals. @kurousanohaha, who lives in Japan, saw my tweet and was kind enough to send me this link: Animal Refuge Kansai. Edit – just did my donation. It does the donation in yen, so you’ll have to look up the exchange rate to figure out how many yen equal what you want to donate in your currency.

I know there have been a lot of appeals lately for money, but this has been a bizarre year for unusual natural disasters all over the world. My mom’s old, and she can’t remember ever seeing so many natural disasters happening in so many places so quickly, one after the other, like there’s been the last year or so. I really hope we can all dig down a little deeper and find an extra dollar or two to send. There are a few thousand of us anipals here on Twitter, and if we each just send a dollar that would be a few thousand to help save animals suffering because of the earthquake.

You can also give money to the SPCA International. And I just found out from Life with Cats that the American Humane Association is also collecting to funds targeted for Japan.

More sites with links:
Curls and Swirlz, Life with Cornish Rex Cats
Japan Animal Aid
The Conscious Cat – This blog has a bunch of links to places giving help. Some the same as what’s already here and some are different. Besides, who doesn’t want to meet a new blog pal? Check it out!

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Sunday Musings

We must be the luckiest kitties in the whole world! We got wonderful stuff for Yule. Take a look!

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A couple of these are videos so you may need to go to Picasa to see them.

Our pal Sweet Praline is pawticipating in Paw it Forward. We told her we wanted to pawticipate, too. So for our Paw it Forward we’re gonna give some of our toys to the local shelter. We were gonna take them today, but we were talking to @BabyPatches at the #catmasweve pawty and found out her mama put lots of stuff on sale for after Catmas. So Mom ordered some more stuff from Nip and Bones to add to it. When that stuff gets here, Mom’s gonna take it to the local shelter. I think we’ll send Evie to snoopervise and report back on the visit.

This has been an interesting year. It started out kind of iffy. As some of you remember, we almost didn’t get to keep our pretty house. But the bank people finally saw sense and fixed things so we could afford to keep paying.

Then in the summer, Mom went to Massychewsits. She was gone a long time and I was very lonely without her even though I had a kittysitter. So when Mom came home, I got antsy every day when she went to work. I was always afraid she’d leave me alone again for many days. Mom decided I needed fursibs so I’d never be lonely again. At first I wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but as usual, Mom’s right. Now that the squirts have been here a while I really like them. And I love having playmates. Even though I like them I’m still gonna call them squirts. MOL

We made some wonderful new furriends this year, but lost some of them before we even really got to know them. I miss Inigo very much. I’m glad Ryker decided to tweet from OTRB because otherwise I’d miss him something terrible. And there were Sniffie, Mookie, Hollie, and so many others. It’s been a very sad fall. I wish we didn’t ever have to be sad, but just the fact that we’re here, blogging, tweeting, and making and losing furriends just shows how lucky we are. Every time I lose a furriend, I think of all the poor animals that don’t have homes or furriends at all. Or worse, homes where they’re abused. The fact that we’re all loved the way we are truly does make us the luckiest animals in the world.

‘Summer at the Lake with Petie’ did fairly well. 43 copies sold, allowing me to donate over $160 to Duncan’s Place. My goal was 100 copies, but I guess that wasn’t a realistic goal and I’m pretty happy with how the book did.

Mom’s coming up on a very busy time at work, so I’m not gonna get much computer time the next couple of months. Please forgive me if I don’t comment on your blogs. I am coming by to visit even when I don’t let you know I’ve been there. I do want to keep up on what’s going on with my pals.

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I hope the coming year brings peace and love to everyone, especially those that don’t have it right now. I wish everyone in the world had as much love in their lives as we have in ours.