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Last night I broke my own rule. I watched a movie involving dogs. I knew better but I did it anyway. Tuffy P came home with the film on DVD. What could I do?

Mine is a documentary about animals stranded, and rescued, after Katrina. As you can imagine, there were a lot of them. It was a huge disaster. People got separated from their dogs. Animal rescue workers got a lot of dogs and cats out safe and sent them to shelters across North America. It wasn’t a situation where people were back to their homes in a day or two. Some people were forced to live out of town for months or more. What were the shelters to do? They adopted out a lot of unclaimed pets. But some people searched for their pets far and wide, only to find that their dog or cat had been sent to another home. The film focuses on a few of these situations. In some cases the original owners were reunited with their pets and in others, it didn’t happen.

There were a lot of issues at play. Some people believed that Katrina pets were better off in new homes, that if their owners really loved them, they wouldn’t have abandoned them. I suppose those people were not faced with the destruction of large chunks of their own cities.  Mine is a tough documentary to watch, but I’m glad I saw it. That’s it though…no more films involving dogs.


  1. That would be hard to watch, but to be honest, it’s not an issue that I really considered before. A lot of tales of pain and joy, I would imagine.

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