Wednesday, February 23, 2011

rocking the nation

The bird upon the steeple,
Sits high above the people;
Ashes, Ashes
All kneel down. (Ring Around the Rosies)

We are ok!! but New Zealand is small and something this big affects us all. Christchurch is being described as an alien landscape after the quake and that the city's fear is palpable. These people have been living with daily aftershocks for 5 months! This is one hell of a final blow to what is already a fragile city. Despite the tales of bravery and courage Christchurch is a picture of heartbreaking despair, B & C have ties to the City, having first meet there, B lived there for 5 years and went to University there. And it is has only been one day. The people of Christchurch have an enormous recovery - which they're already gone through once - still ahead of them...


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so very happy to know that you are all OK, but so sad for your country. We heard the news last night and thought of you and Team Husky immediately. So tragic, so many lives lost, so many hurt or missing or trapped, so much devastation. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs, the OP Pack and Mom

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so happy that you are okay, Doyle and Mollie! Our thoughts and prayers go out to your countrymen. What a horrible tragedy.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

scotsmad said...

We have been watching the coverage here in Oz and cannot believe the devastation in Christchurch and surrounds. Such a beautiful city. We're happy you are up in Auckland and safe; but know you are still affected.

Love to our Kiwi neighbours.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Oskar said...

I'm so happy to hear that your are OK, but we are praying for those who are suffering.

Nubbin wiggles & hugs,
Oskar & Pam

Inky and Molly said...

We were watching the news in horror yesterday. We have so many friends in Christchurch. Our peeps were there exactly one year ago to the day. Please tell everydoggie to stay safe

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We've been following the sadness from here -

We pawed along a donation to Rumblepurr via his blog -

Paws khrossed fur the rekhovery efforts to khontinue and more survivors to be pulled out in time -


Agatha and Archie said...

We have been following it here and your pictures really hit us... We all over here are thinking and praying for everyone over there.. Love and hugs A+A and PL2

Lorenza said...

I am happy to know you all are ok!
Paws crossed and prayers here for all those who are suffering there!
Take care
Kises and hugs

Asta said...

Doyle and Mollie
We awe so glad that you awe safe, but ouw heawts awwe bweaking fow all the injoowed and dead.
we awe pwaying that the injoowed wecovew along wif the whole countwy
smoochie kisses

Fred said...

So glad you're OK, but we will be thinking of everyone there!

Asta said...

Doyle and Mollie
I'm sending mowe good thoughts and cwossed paws fow the victims of this twagedy
smoochie kisses

the booker man said...

doyle and miss mollie,

me and asa and mama are super relieved that ya'll are okie dokie!
what a scary 'n awful event. we have been and are continuin' to put our paws together for NZ and especially christchurch.

the booker man