Sei-Chan: As we sit here, in our quiet corner of rural France, we contemplate what is being faced by so many of our friends in Japan, and we are grateful to be together and safe, and that so far, all our friends have checked in OK. Ms. S who breeds Abys and whom #1 visited when in Tokyo is fine as are all the kitties. The friend #1 always stays with is fine. Most of the damage she suffered was in her kitchen where her stove/oven door was ripped off by the quake. Right now, everyone is watching the nuclear reactors in Fukushima (200+km north of Tokyo) with growing fears of a meltdown. We are finding FaceBook to be one of the best tools in keeping in touch with as many friends as possible. We are sending purrs and woofs, crossing paws and a huge shout of "GAMBARE!" (hang in there!) to everyone over there.
PS: It has been a while since they last updated their blog but our friend Tekorin posted today to say that he and his family are OK In Tokyo. If you have a minute, please go over and give them some moral support!