My heart is breaking this morning. My neighbors just a hundred miles south are looking for their children, pets, parents. Oklahoma in spring is a fierce place to live. Tulsa seems to skirt the major tornadic activity, but our friends in Moore … am praying for the survivors.
Today I should be talking about the Rib Roller-. I should be thanking Sugar the Golden Retriever for her review of the Curly Q Bully Stick. Seriously, I’m glad to see Sugar enjoying some beefy goodness from Jones. Not only did it make that dog smile, it made me smile to see Sugar happy with a good gnaw.
This morning’s sky here in Tulsa:
The sky has been green two afternoons in a row. Somehow the green was only a warning. Last night, amid the chaos of Moore’s disaster, keeping track of the insanity via Facebook friends, my son graduated high school. I almost felt guilty at his graduation, knowing a school full of small children were missing from their mamas’ arms.
Enough sadness and guilt. What can we do to help? Here’s what my Oklahoma friends are saying:
- From Home Again Pet Rescuers – For all of those affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City, or those who know folks who may have been in the storm’s path and have lost pets- please call us at 1-888-466-3242 to report your pet missing and make sure your contact info is up to date.
If you have found a pet and are comfortable approaching, please take them to a local vet or shelter to be scanned if possible. PetRescuers in the area, we need extra eyes today watching for traumatized lost pets. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost so much yesterday. Also, we have heard the Home Depot in Moore has been keeping lost pets so if you are looking, you may want to check there.
- Oklahoma Disaster Help is accepting donations
- If you’re local to Moore, the Home Depot has a veterinarian on-site to help with pet injuries and trauma
- The Red Cross is always a first responder
- Mercy Chefs will be feeding Oklahomans today
A couple of positive notes – if you haven’t seen it yet, click to the video of this woman who has lost her little dog in the tornado in Moore. It will make you cry happy tears. Also, the rescuers last night FOUND 101 people in Moore. Living people. The medical examiner also, as of right now, revised the number of deaths DOWN to 24, with only seven children dead. As I understand it, these are only the bodies they have, not the missing. Still. Finding 101 people alive is a big deal.
If you’ll forgive me, I’ll talk more about the Rib Roller next Tuesday. Please take advantage of the links above to help out in disaster relief. The outpouring so far has been amazing. Keep your eyes on the skies – more storms are on their way for Oklahoma, Arkansas, neighboring states. If you pray, please pray for those affected. I’m going to clean out the closet under the stairs now.
Until I write again …