I came across a Japanese newscast YouTube video of a Brittany spaniel who survived the earthquake and Tsunami flood. There is devastation as far as the camera can see. The dog approaches the news people. As soon as I see the dog’s eyes I break out into sobs.
Animals and the Earthquake
Loyal Dogs and Dying Fish
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Brittany retreats back to what looks like a corpse of another Brittany spaniel. I see a leg move and I wonder if it is just from the Brittany pushing his friend. The Brittany paws gently at his companion’s face. To my surprise, the companion then lifts his head. Tears stream from my eyes — the dog is not dead. He too is a survivor. I cannot understand the Japanese newscast but the YouTube video headline says, “Ultimate Loyalty: Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured Friend Behind.”
Here I talk to the Brittany who watched over his friend:
“We are both safe. I feel many people thinking about me. I have food and water and veterinarians have treated my paws from the sores that I have. I will tell you that for many days before the quake I felt my head hurting and a ringing in my ears. I felt anxious. It was so bad that my friend and I ran far away from home. That is why we survived.
“I have never run away from home before but the rumbling noise in my head was so intense that we needed to get farther away from the noise. I still do not know if my kids are alive but I feel my mom’s and my dad’s hands on me, petting me, telling me it will be okay, so I know they are angels in heaven. There are so many spirits trapped, wandering around, not knowing that they are dead. They look for their houses and their loved ones. The animals and people that have died and crossed over are coming back in angel form so that they can lead their loved ones to a safer world.
“I was knocked over by a wave but we scrambled up a hill and onto some debris so we did not get the full impact of the wave. The aftershocks are frightening and there is a terrible smell in the air. The people are thinking about transporting us out but it is taking longer than they would like. I know I am going to be okay because so many people are taking care of me. They are sharing their food with us. I know they are starving and thirsty themselves.
“When I close my eyes and try to sleep I hear people screaming, the ringing in my years, the rumble of the land and water and the collapsing of buildings. I see faces with much fear. I am brave because that is how I survive. I would not leave my friend because my friend is the only thing I have left and he would not leave me. Loyalty and love is what is at the bottom of my being when everything else has been stripped away.”
And this is what animals in the United States have said to me since this tragedy:
Sunny James (14-year-old orange cat in Santa Fe): “There is a toxic wasteland making mass amounts of people suffer. This is in not even funny. This toxic wasteland that is out there in these people’s worlds are going to kill off species of birds. I know this for a fact because I read a spiritual newspaper that floats around in another world. I am very distraught about this. If you want to look into the ocean you will see lots of little species dying, too.”
Dante (Dog in California): “I feel strange now. I feel like I can’t get it back together. How you can say everything is going to be fine when animals and people have all gone out to sea? The sharks are eating them and sharks are getting sick cause they have never eaten them before. There is feeding frenzy there. I know this because of Izzy.”
Izzy (Cat in California): “I really think there is going to be a sinkhole. They are going to have problems there. A hole is going to open up; you will see. I heard about this tragedy in the minds of humans so I traveled there in my mind and when I got there I realized that there is so much destruction that many animals died. The animals in the sea are very, very sick. They are sick because the in-charge people in Japan are leaking things out into the ocean that they are not telling people about. This is a serious matter and many species will die. This will affect generations of those people and animals. It is very sad. Our world will never be the same. The earth will have to work extremely hard to get better. I know this because I am wise.”