This morning, at just after midnight, we in Canterbury (New Zealand) were waken by another severe earthquake of magnitude 7.5. The epicentre was north of us, and while we shook and rolled for a long time, we have escaped severe damage and injury.
It now appears at least 2 others have lost their lives and there is major damage in some areas.
Earthquakes and natural disasters put things into perspective.
Back in World War II, the motto in England was “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Izzy personified this by going back to sleep (and I mean sound asleep) within an hour of the big shake. She’s continued to sleep through aftershocks which are an inevitable consequence of earthquakes.
It seems we can learn a lot from our dogs.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand