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RE: Re: [Chat] bestfriends

Out of all the horror that was Katrina, the animal stories are the
hardest for me to hear about.  I guess I respond to their utter
helplessness in such a situation and the abject pain I know their loving
owners must be suffering.  This is certainly not to discount the agony
the human residents of that area have and are living through.  I've wept
more in the last weeks than I have since 9/11.

Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:04 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Re: [Chat] bestfriends

Just saw a report where an anethesiologist had stayed behind in an
hospital and taken in over 50 dogs, countless cats and a couple
from people that had to evacuate but were not allowed to take their
pets.  He 
promised them that he would not leave until the animals  did.  He's been
for 5 days without food or water.  The other day  a chopper came to
rescue him 
and the animals but crashed....all were fine, but  he had to wait
another day. 
 Today they got them out.  All the animals  were doing well, the doctor
the other hand was exhausted and at his wits  end...but was the last
out, after 
the animals were safe.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 9/6/2005 8:46:06 PM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

One of  the saddest stories I saw on TV was an interview with a man who
had swum 8  hrs with his dogs. He was crying so hard, apologizing to the
dogs for not  getting out sooner and putting them through this. At least
he still had  them with him, but I don't know if he could find food  for

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