Keep calm and carry on

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.

Izzy the greyhound asleep in bed

Izzy, a greyhound, fast asleep

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

7 responses to “Keep calm and carry on

  1. Glad to hear you are okay! ❤

  2. Amen and we pray you are all safe!

  3. I was thinking of you guys! Em and Harvey were running around freaking out here in our rocking and rolling Wellington villa. I was clinging to a door frame and wasn’t really in a position to help them. They did calm down pretty quickly though and were soon snoring in our bedroom. I don’t think I got a fraction of the sleep they did. Em’s still pretty wound up and is barking at some of the later shakes. Harvey’s just curling up as close to my lap as he can whenever I sit down – but that’s fairly normal. He did get a bit stressed when my husband went out earlier though. Hoping we can all get some sleep tonight.

  4. Glad to hear that you are safe

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