So I'm going to cheat today and give you all this link to the Wall Street Journal photos. These are pictures of people in earthquake- and tsunami- ravaged Japan with their pets.
There is something so absolutely comforting about holding your pet when you're having a bad moment. For these people, their life going forward is going to be filled with bad moments for a long time to come.
If you have a few dollars to spare, please consider donating to the Red Cross. www.redcross.org
And take a moment right now to count your blessings, because chances are that whatever bad is happening with you is nothing compared to what these people face right now.
ps. A picture of Blackjack, my cat, as a kitten. :)