Good Morning, TGIF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September has arrived and with it just chaotic weather everywhere, natural disasters that has made me think about how precious life is, how important it is for us to look after the environment for the future generations and at the moment it feels as if there is one disaster after another as if there is no time to breathe in between.
So with this lets all step back and look at what is happening in this country:
- Hurricane Ida, the devastation is horrific, the lives lost both humans and animals, what people are having to face today and slowly get back on their feet again. Rescue Organizations running around trying to save every animal from drowning, endless hours of work which I so admire, emptying the shelters to make space for all those poor displaced animals. If only people
- The fires burning all over California and the loss of animal life, vegetation and it hurts me so much to see this on TV.
And then I go back to saying September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and what else will happen this month? Are we really prepared in our house for one? What do we really need? It worries me as I wonder what if I am not home when an earthquake happens. Will Layla be ok? Do any of you think of this?
I always worry that the items in my disaster bag which is next to the door is not enough. I recheck once a month but I then say will I have time to pick up and run when an earthquake hits, and the more I think about it I think to myself maybe I should try a trial run this week. It might sound crazy but would rather be safe than sorry.
So this is emergency bag :
Water / flashlight / batteries / radio / change of clothing / food for Layla and me / her supplements / poop bags / dog treats / blanket / toy for her / first aid kit / copies of documents / cash / usb drives of all my computer files / my beach canopy that I could use as a tent and other sentimental items of mine. It sounds a lot but I still wonder if it is enough. I also have a collapsible pet carrier to put her in so she will be feel safe plus her backpack to carry her out of the house in so she does not walk on the sidewalks in case there is debris and could get hurt.
I also say that I can live off bread and water but her food is extremely important.
So when all these disasters hit us, and however much we are prepared we all lose material items which for me is as I say, something that can be replaced, but the lives of the animals and birds cannot so it is so important to do as much as possible to protect them.
On this note I am asking everyone to be safe, prayers going out to those that were hit by the hurricane and most of all a big thank you to all those that step up and help those that need the help, you are all angels.
Most important our pets are family and should not be left behind to fend for themselves as you are serving them a death sentence.
Have a great safe week,
WIth a woof and love from Layla