After the tornado: can't we all just get along

After the tornado  –  Greensburg, KS   March 2008


The  story begins with the rescuers finding this poor little guy they named  Ralphie. Someone  had already taken him under their wing but weren’t equipped to adopt; 


Ralphie,  scared and starved, joined his rescuers… 


I wouldn’t think anyting could live through this . . . but we were wrong.


This  little lady also survived that wreckage.


Here  she is just placed in the car – scared, but  safe. 


and  then…they are no longer alone!


 Instant  friends, they comforted each other while in the car.


Add  two more beagles found after that… the  more, the merrier!


Oh  boy, a new traveler to add to the mix…  (note:  the cat coming over the seat needing shelter…) now just how is this  going to work???   – and remember they are all strange to one another


It’s  going to work just fine, thank you very much!


Wow!  The things we learn from our animal friends… If only all of mankind could learn such valuable  lessons as  this. Lessons of instant friendship. Of peace and  harmony by way of respect for one another — no matter one’s color or creed. These animals tell you… ‘It’s just good to be alive and with others.’ Yes,  it surely is. So…  Live, Love Laugh.  ! ‘Life’s  a Gift… Unwrap It!’


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About robertstevenson

Dr. Robert Stevenson is a Professor of Journalism and Director of Student Publications for the Department of Mass Communications and Theater at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. He received the Distinguished Faculty of the Year award for 2007-'08, and the Lander University Young Faculty Scholar Award in 2005-06. Stevenson also serves as chair of the Lander University American Democracy Project. First and Formost I am a dad of two wonderful boys.
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6 Responses to After the tornado: can't we all just get along

  1. Chelle B. says:


    What a wonderful story, this blog really needs some promoting and I’ll be glad to help. 🙂

  2. Paul says:

    Very nice. Love the story and pics.

  3. creativeclown says:

    Awwww. Love the pics, and the captions. What a great lesson to take from these dogs. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. lizh says:

    What a delightfully warming post. It’s as though all of these animals put their differences aside during a time of need. I agree..we can learn so much from them! Thanks for sharing…

  5. Inndesign says:

    Funny, same story and photos are used right after Hurricane Katrina in 2005… where these photos are actually from. Very popular email back then. Now it is being repackaged as Greenburg, Kansas Tornado! Why do people have to be stupid.

    This is where the 2005 Katrina pet rescue photos are stored, taken by a professional photographer call Danakay:

  6. varsha says:

    it was a really nice story …………..

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