Towa, a two-year-old Sheltie and Melody, a one-year-old Golden Retriever were left tied to a shed as the owners raced to save their own lives moments before the tsunami 30 foot wave swept the island. The dogs broke the ropes and raced upstairs to a second floor where they survived the destruction all around them.
Ms. Kikuchi, her face still red with excitement, said she was so happy to see the dogs, a bit of good news in an otherwise tragic event. "When my father told me they were alive, I was so excited," she said. "It's been so stressful. It's so good to see them"
Mr. Kikuchi and his daughter said they will come back every day to look after the dogs, but they are not going to bring the dogs to the shelter.
"There are lots of people dead and it's too much to ask to bring the dogs," said Mr. Kikuchi. "It would be inconsiderate to other people's sadness."
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
After 15 hours in the water, Turbo found himself stranded on a sand bar, weak and tired. Fortunately for Turbo, a couple of compassionate dolphins were swimming by and sensed the danger. Normally they swim quietly through the channel but today they decided to make a commotion to draw attention to the situation. Their persistent splashing alerted the neighbor to come out and have a look.
Turbo was tired, wet and exhausted, but fine now after some tender loving care! Turbo's 'Mom' explains what happened....