Thursday, 17 March 2011

Thankful Thursday

It is easy to think that when such horrors happens as what Japan has been going through, it is hard to find much to be thankful for. But the human spirit is resilient and we are seeing great kindness for which to be very thankful. When we first mentioned the Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support organisation, they had received a little over $1,000 in donations. As of this writing, the total was over $140,000! It makes us feel very warm and fuzzy.

Today is grey and a little rainy, and Tama-Chan and I are having a quiet day, feeling very thankful for all that we have.

The boys are recovering from all that smooching... They too are very thankful!

UPDATE: It is coming up to 6pm here in France and the Japan Animal Rescue Chip-In button is up to $165,000!!!!

PS: Our friend SPARKLE is running a COMMENTHATON today in aid of a major fundraising drive for Japan by World Vets. Please stop by and leave a comment!


  1. Pawesome news!

    We are going to paw some green paper$ - just haven't selekhted ours yet - but this will be one!

    PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy!

  2. Hey there #1
    It continues to be heartbreaking to watch the footage of wave after wave of devastation. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Japanese nation.
    Sending lotsaluv

  3. Eventhough the news in Japan continues to be grim, we are thankful to have you and the french sunshine (when you have it). Its also good to have calm for all.

    amigos and san

  4. We send lots of cuddles and smoochings back to you and forward millions of them to everyone (with and without fur) in Japan. Everyone could use a cuddle and a smooch no matter what the situation, but I think the Japanese definitely could all use them RIGHT NOW. Purrs to the whole gang at your place. We have the same weather as you do today...drizzle, but we think the ground needs it so we aren't complaining (yet). Lautrec, Tiny and ElDawgO

  5. Yes, we are all feeling thankful for what we have right now.
    We are inspired by the strength and dignity of the Japanese people in the aftermath of this horrible tragedy. Our weather is unseasonably hot 90F/32C. When we are tempted to complain, we think of all the fine people and animals who have lost everything and we are humbled.

  6. Looks like you guys were very satisfied with all the smoochies you got! It's amazing how much that organization manged to raise. That's just great! I will be visiting Sparkle's blog right after this.

  7. It is wonderful about the funds being raised for animals in Japan. We hope that very soon real help can be provided to the people who are suffering too. Mom knows how frightened she would be if she was in a situation like that. However she also wishes the news programs would stop focussing on doom and gloom coverage, because it is causing many to panic and sending stock markets into a downward spin as well, and that is going to hurt millions of people round the globe.

    We do have so much to be thankful for. I will try not to complain about anything today, especially not about my food bowl being a few seconds late!!

  8. What good news that the Japan Earthquake AR & S has got much more money to help them dealing with animal rescues. We will get mum to go over to Sparkle's sight and leave a comment.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. What a great way to raise funds. We think of out friends in Japan every day
    Benny & Lily

  10. That is definitely something to be thankful for-the generosity of people in the face of tragedy.It makes us feel warm inside too!We will leave a comment on Sparkle's blog.

  11. hugs and cuddles to you!

    We donated to that organization the other day.

    Stay warm and dry!

  12. That news is awesomee and means so may will be helped. The news from Japan is so heartbreaking and we hope every day to see something good for them.. Hugs GJ xx

  13. Thank you so much for mentioning my commenthon! It's going very well and I'm very excited to see how many other kitties and humans are helping the animals in Japan!

  14. We have our paws crossed here for all four leggeds in Japan. And like, you, thankful for a tranquil life.


  15. The Housekeeper has added the Chip In widget for the Japan Earthquake Animal Relief Appeal to the front page of her business website, She sells children's animal costumes, so it seems very appropriate. We hope it gets lots of response

    Crystal has supervised and is purring so she obviously approves!

  16. The mom follows Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support on facebook. They have pictures of them with a van full of food and crates - we hope they can get more peoples to help them.

  17. It is wonderful that money is being raised for the poor animals impacted by the tragedies in Japan. Thanks for raising awareness.

  18. We got our mom to donate some green papers to them. We're so happy so much money has been raised so far!!

  19. The chip in is doing fantastically well!

    Can you guys please email us at fui_and_suey AT hotmail DOT com? We can't find your address.

  20. Wot a great way to raise funds. We are sending purrs and purrayers.


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