I was watching yet more of the news tonight, keeping up-to-date on the latest regarding the relief efforts in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. And I saw something that has affected my soft, animal-loving heart more than anything. I saw video of a man climbing into a rescue boat and leaving his dog behind because there wasn’t room for him. He and his dog had been riding out the disaster on his roof…and when the rescuers came, the dog had to stay behind.
Words can’t describe how horrible this made me feel. I know that there is a lot of death and destruction down there, but it is this image that has imprinted itself on my brain…a dog wagging his tail in confusion and hope as his best friend rode away.
I pray that an animal rescue group came back for the dog. I knew that pets were dying down there…but seeing it was something else. I urge you all to give your pets an extra squeeze tonight. All they want is your love…and I am sure this man was heartbroken to have to leave his friend behind.