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Amongst the endless images we've seen coming out of this news, I came upon this one, of two dogs presumably caught in the tsunami and displaced by its after-effects. As you know, we are MAJOR animal lovers, and I have to admit I was absolutely petrified to click on the link. But I did. And what I found was a picture of animal love, which sums up just why these creatures are so special. One of the two appears to be in a grave state, and the other will not leave his/her friend's side. He/she circles the suffering dog, protecting him/her from anyone who approaches, clearly unwilling to abandon or leave vulnerable his/her furry companion.
It's easy to get caught up in what's happening in our own present, but moments like this one across the world can and should be a reminder that we're part of something big, and that caring for those you love - your family, your friends, your home - is really what we live for. So we continue to build our Home, here in our own little present in Chicago, and we also continue to care for our bigger home...