Great Earthquake

I felt the big earthquake here in Hokkaido, too.
But we are all right.
I am terribly worried about people suffering from the disaster.

This is a press photograph from the Asahi Shimbun.

He is looking for his family with his white dog.
I cannot stop crying...

Do not lose hope,
we can support each other.


Three Dogs Long said...

Oh Matilda...we are so relieved that you & your family are safe.
We have been watching the devastation on tv. Our hearts & prayers continue to be with the people of Japan.

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

PS - we have made a donation to the Red Cross to aid with the rescue relief.

Baxromana said...

Hi Matilda, we are very glad that you and your family are OK. We will be keeping you and all the people of Japan in our prayers.

Baxter's Mom and Dad

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...



Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank doG that you and your peeps are okay, Matilda! We were so worried about you. Our prayers go out to all of the people of Japan!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Matilda, I couldn't believe in my eyes what I saw on TV and the net about the shocking diaster in Japan that shook the whole wide world.
My heart went out to the people in Japan, thanks goodness you and your family are OK.
My pawrents already paid for the tour of Korea and Japan, they will be in Japan on April 2 for a week.
I check their tour package, of all places they visit, there are no stop in Sapporo, how sad!
Love ya lots

Lorenza said...

I am very happy to know you and your family are ok!
Our thoughts are with everyone affected there in you country.
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Benny and Lily said...

we are so happee to see you are ok. All our paws are crossed for all of Japan
Benny & Lily

kalyxcorn said...

hello matilda and all my love to you and your people. :) b

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Dearest Matilda,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people in Japan. I was still in the hospital, when I saw what happened there. You were the first one I thougth of. Mona and Weenie afren't home yet and I miss then so much.

Please be brave little one and tell your Mom we will have all of you in our thouhgts & prayers.

Sarah, Mona & Weenie's Mom.

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Matilda
We are so happy that you & your family are safe.
We have been praying for Japan and the rest of the world. We have all been devistated by this earthquake.
Please contact us, if we can help in any small way. We have made a donation to the Red Cross.
Love Ruby & Penny

Scout 'n Freyja said...

The world is waiting and praying with you. Japan is not alone. It might feel like it sometimes but please know that you are NOT alone. The world cries with you...

Minna Krebs said...

Hello Matilda! I am Minna Krebs and I live in Texas. I am a wirehaired dachshund, and so is my sister Pickles and my sister Ditto!!!

You are so very very cute. I hope we can become furrends.

We are glad you are safe....all of the destruction and hurt in Japan makes us very very sad.

Minna Krebs

Oskar said...

Matilda, we are so very sorry about the tragedies in your country. Sending you hugs & love.

Nubbin wiggles,


Mary Anne said...


We are continuing to pray for Japan. The devastation is so unbearably difficult to watch. So glad you are safe.

-Kona, his mom and dad-

Momo and Pinot said...

Hi Matilda! We noticed your comment and your cute photo on Mango's blog and wanted to come by and say hello! The earthquake must be a very scary experience and we're glad you are safe.

You have lots of nice photos. The pictures from the Snow Festival are fantastic!

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

My pawrents trip to Japan was cancelled by the tour company. They were so disappointed that they didn't want to go on with the trip to Korea and Vietnam.
I look up the map for your place, you are north of Sendai and Tokyo, haha, I know a few geometry, yeah!

Tooki said...

I just bumped into your blog which is so pleasant and your photos are beautiful and speak a thousand words. Few hours ago on our national news I saw your King and Queen visiting an evacuation centre and going down on their knees to talk to an elderly couple. I don't know why but the tears just flowed. The Lord said the world will have many troubles but take heart, He has overcome the world. We will overcome all our troubles with His help. Nothing last forever and that includes bad things!

Momo and Pinot said...

Hi Matilda! Thanks so much for coming by our blog and also your cute pawprint on our guestbook.

We just looked up some images of the doggies who have been left out in the devastating area and we cried a lot. Very sad. We hope all is well with you and your family.

We'd love to add your name to our friends list. Hope it's ok with you!

Momo & Pinot xoxo

Mary Anne said...

Hi Matilda- thanks for the blog visit. Hope you're keeping safe. Please take care ok? We are still praying for all of you guys!