This posting is dedicated to the Japanese survivors, my loyal Boxer dog Sathi, and canines everywhere.
In 1999, I was lucky enough to spend three months in Shin Yokohama, Japan, approximately 200 miles south of Sendai. I had been employed as a designer at Tower Automotive, Milwaukee, for only one week, when my boss offered me a once in a lifetime opportunity to work at the Tower Automotive satellite office, in Yokohama, as well as to act as an on-site designer at Isuzu, the Fujisawa Plant, in Kanagawa, Japan. Six days later I was on a 12 hour flight from Milwaukee to Tokyo, via Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
Because of the wonderful people I met while in Japan, I feel a special connection to this beautiful country, and have been continuously reading and watching the news, on the devastation and destruction that the earthquake and tsunami have left behind. My heart goes out to all of the survivors — may they find strength and courage to rebuild their communities, and their lives. Not only are people consoling and collaborating, but the animals are as well.
This video, Ultimate Loyalty, caught my attention and further pulled on my heart strings (I have posted the translation below).