Yesterday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon devastated just about everybody my human and I know. Several of our blogging and Facebook kitty friends live in the area, and I am grateful they weren’t near the explosions. I am purring for those who were not so fortunate. But that’s not the reason for this post. In the days to come, I think I will best remember not the horrible events but the humans who took action and jumped in to help. And if you saw any of the video footage from the event, you know there were a lot of them!
And I don’t want any of you to say, “I could never have done that,” because I know lots of you are heroes to us kitties. There was some point in your life — many points for some of you — where you leapt out of your comfort zone to rescue a kitty in distress. Humans who love creatures and their fellow humans will always surprise themselves by taking action when it is needed. So never sell yourself short. If you trust your heart, you will always do the right thing.
Paws up to the rescue workers and volunteers who helped save lives yesterday. And paws up to you too, because I know you have the same strength and heart inside of you.
Savannah NanaMo says
they used a pressure cooker!! can you believe that Sparkle?? My Mom uses one of those sometimes…not so sure she ever will again! Such cruelty to others; so disturbing
Spitty the Kitty says
Well, it’s possible that my Human might have some shred of altruistic impulse, but of course selflessness and generosity of spirit are not exactly kitty strong points. Still, the Human says we all do what we can, and we do purr very well, so maybe that’s our contribution.
Texas, a cat in New York says
That’s a beautiful post, Sparkle.
Katie Bella says
wonderful post dear Sparkle. Made mom’s eyes kinda get a little leaky.
Emma and Buster says
What a timely post Sparkle. We share our purrs with all the kitties.
Baby Tali says
Why do some people have to be so mean Sparkle..I don’t understand 😥
Savannah NanaMo says
many humans were so brave and helpful. Thank Cod they already had so many medical people around for this marathon. A bad day indeed.
What is inspiring is seeing the human spirit run towards danger to help save and protect any life.
That is one of the positive things to take out of such terrible misery.
Dash Kitten says
For those in Boston, the hearts of New Zealanders go out to you all. We worry about the care and love folks will receive afterwards too. The world can seem an hopeless place sometimes – but Love will triumph, care and attention and selfless love.
* bows head as a mark of respect *
We know there’s more heroes than bad people and that helps us cope with something so senseless. Thank you for writing such a wonderful post Sparkle!
Thank you, Sparkle.
You’re right, Sparkle. Thanks for recognizing the people who have helped out kitties in need. It may not seem like much to us humans, but it was a lot to the cat. And we humans may say we wouldn’t jump in to help another human, but we never know what we’ll do until we’re in a situation, so who knows? Maybe we would and we just don’t realize we have it in us?
Nice post Sparkle.
Purrrrs to Boston!
Glogirly & Katie says
Wonderful post, Sparkle.
Our purrs go out to the victims AND the heros.
Sue Brandes says
Great post Sparkle.
Wonderful post-so true and so caring.
The Kitties of Purring Pines says
Excellent post! Concentrate on the love shown to strangers, not the evil!
For sure all paws up for the many heros who jumped right in yesterday and did whatever they could do to help. At a time like that, there is no job too small or too unimportant – just the act of lifting someone’s head off the cold concrete and making a pillow for them, or perhaps holding someone’s hand – it all matters. Nice post Sparkle. We live in the midwest, but were still greatly impacted by the horrific event.
Good post, Sparkle. Especially the ending.
I have been reading of heroes from yesterday’s atrocity! The only and I mean ONLY good thing about terrible barbarism like this is that you witness selfless acts of courage and kindness from people who a moment before were innocently enjoying a happy and joyous event!
Great post Sparkle. My heart is sad because of such evil deeds.
Cathy Keisha says
Brava! I’m sure those people manning the first aid tent never thought they’d have to deal with war victims. They weren’t prepared for much more than dehydrated and sore people but they stepped up. After 9/11, my Pop wanted to run TOWARD the WTC to try to save people and he’s definitely not the bravest person. He’s just the grandson of a fireman. What comes next?
Wonderful post, Sparkle! Thank you
Random Felines says
it is amazing to watch – as people are (rightly) running in fear – there are those who are running TOWARD it.
So very true – and we also hope that one day humans get wiser and this sort of thing doesn’t happen again.
Katnip Lounge says
Mommy agrees, Sparkle. The shot that got Mommy was one of the volunteers in a yellow coat slapping on a pair of gloves and rushing to the scene of the first bomb.
Jobi and Fisher says
Very nice post, Sparkle.
That is so true. There are so many people in the world that will jump right in and help in a tragedy. Great post.
Caren Gittleman says
we can only hope that one day we will never have to blog about these events at all.
Jacoby, Angel and Coco says
And I donâ€™t want any of you to say, â€œI could never have done that,â€ because I know lots of you are heroes to us kitties.
This is so true…you never really know what you can do until you have to do it. When Jake had his escalator accident, I amazed myself at how calm I was, even while pulling my screaming cat’s bloody foot from the top step of the moving stairs.
I can’t imagine what it was like at the scene yesterday…but I can imagine how many people risked their lives to help the injured – or photograph the devastation so the rest of us could see just how horrific it really was. And I think that’s important, to see it for oneself. We see so many special effects that a lot times things like this don’t seem “real.” This was REAL.
Great post, Sparkle! We could not agree more.
Selina & MomKatt