What’s Left?

Jan 14th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By  Lee “Cat” McLane Editor/Publisher &  the late Squeak,  now Kitty Angel

By Lee “Cat” McLane Editor/Publisher & the late Squeak, now Kitty Angel

We need to pray for the people of Haiti who suffered a 7.0 earthquake Tuesday at 4:53 p.m. Estimates today (Wed.) say the death toll could be between 100,000 and 500,000 since the quake was centered just ten miles west of the large city of Port-au-Prince which has a population of around 250,000.  Please pray for these people.  If you would like to help, please go to the charity of your choice such as the Red Cross.
I have some good news and some bad news about my cats. First - the good news - my Simonize is slowly recovering and we feel hopeful that he will make a full recovery. The bad news - our kitty Stripey - had to be put to sleep last Friday. We did everything we could but his kidneys began to fail and the only humane thing to do was to put him to sleep. He was such a good cat. We will miss him so much!  But we are so thankful to God, to Dr. Gary Winseck and to all of you who prayed for my cats. Thank you all so much! Sometimes - most times it seems lately - life is such a struggle for all of us.  It is good to focus on these victories when we can.  But with so much pain and devastation in Haiti, any problems we have around here seem pretty small.
I know there is a lesson in all of this for all of us.  But, really, how do you prepare for a natural disaster like a 7.0 quake - which, by the way, was the strongest earthquake since 1770 in what is now Haiti?  I really don’t know because whatever you might have had stored for a disaster would have probably been destroyed, too.  You just have to depend on the resources of your neighbors or government in some cases. But, in case we’re the neighbor, we need to have emergency provisions set aside for disasters. It’s just a good thing to do.
I hope you are having a good week and new year.
Go to your happy place.

See you next week!