Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Operation Couch Arrest: Terminated

In light of the situation in Southern California, I decided to terminate my couch arrest and take a moment to appreciate the things I take for granted.

I am thankful for so many things - like, tennis balls and peanut butter and PIZZA. But it never crossed my mind to be thankful for the stuff that Fievel can't steal from me - such as fresh air, a safe house, and clear skies that let the sun shine through the windows.

I'm so, so sad for all of the animals and humans affected by the wildfires in So. Cal. - not to mention all those trees, grassy patches, and structures that behold centuries of historic Pee Mail from our forefathers. My Auntie MoJo lost everything in a house fire last year and it was devastating - I just can't even comprehend loss at this magnitude. I am deeply saddened.

My heart goes out to all of my dog bloggin' friends who are braving this terrible storm. Please be safe.



Hazel said...

Wiley, you are such a good and patriotic boy not to mention so perfectly and politically correct.
I can't even bust your chops on this one as I feel the same. I was watching the news with my human mom and we both feel the same as you.
God Bless You Wiley.

Sophie Brador said...

Wiley, I just knew you were a deep and thoughtful beastie. I was very touched by your post.

Guess what? I met a shiba right here in Montreal. He was super cute and mom got lots of pictures, but they are very dark. She is going to try to lighten them up and post them.


A&S said...

You are very thoughtful Wiley! And those are great pictures with the sunlight shining on you. We love the sunlight. It's been raining the past few days here, so we can appreciate it more.

Akira & Shiro

Anonymous said...

What a great post and how nice of you to be thinking of others who are ging through a bad time with the fires.


Bentley & Niko said...

we have an aunt and uncle and some doggie cousins in house arrest in southern CA because of the fires, it looks scary in the pictures, how thoughtful of you to be sending out such wishes.

Ferndoggle said...

That was a very touching reminder to appreciate the simple things we take for granted. I'd even be nice to Lola for a whole year if those fires would stop burning.


Momo :) said...

Wiley, Hi and nice to meet you. I saw your post on River's blog and wanted to come here say HI! I haven't met any shiba friends so it would be nice if we can be friends. :)

I was also worried about those animals who might have suffered by the tragic event in California and glad to find your thoughtful comment.

Please come by my blog when you have a chance.

Momo xoxo