Meeting Again

Since the big earthquake on the Noto Peninsula occurred on January 1, I had been feeling sad, but yesterday I happened to see some delightful news. It was about a small dog rescued 66 hours after the earthquake hit. An 87-year-old woman lived with the dog in Wajima. She was rescued by the neighbors, but her dog was left behind. She was totally exhausted from worrying about him. A few days later an animal rescue member saved him from a collapsed house. The dog was carried to the woman, and she looked very happy to hold him in her hands. She said, “He is my treasure.” I think the rescue member saved both the dog’s and the woman’s life.    (This was written in January.)