Now while for some in the Gulf States, Christmas the day may be missed this year, there is still plenty of Christmas spirit.

Via Reuters:

NEW ORLEANS – Now New Orleans has really gone to the dogs.

A group of pet owners from Virginia and New York has brought their “therapy” dogs to the storm-stricken city to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to bring Christmas cheer to stressed-out victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Volunteers from Hope Animal-Assisted Crisis Recovery arrived in New Orleans this week with a dozen dogs and have been making the rounds at FEMA disaster recovery centers where aid seekers and relief workers are welcome to pet the pups and take their mind off the gloom and doom wrought by the killer storm.

“People open up to you when you have a dog. They’ll come over, pet the dog, then tell us about their own pets that they may have had, or still have, or that they may have lost in the storm,” said Hope spokeswoman Dawn Eischen.

Yeah. Dogs and cats very well may be God’s secret weapon against the bad things that happen.

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  1. Vikki says:

    “Dogs and cats very well may be God’s secret weapon against the bad things that happen.”

    yes…these wonderful animals always waiting to greet us with their “presence” and to warm our hearts with their love and lift our spirits with the integrity of their completeness.

  2. Artist for truth says:

    When I saw the one comment posted to this article, I knew it would be Vikki.

    I want to thank the kind charities and thoughtful people who continue to do good things for the South Coast and people of New Orleans.

    Kind words are a great treasure.

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