Part of my daily routine is reading the "Balloon Juice" blog.
The blog's owner, John Cole, just had an utterly awful weekend. His beloved cat, Tunch, was killed by a visiting dog. It doesn't look like he suffered much (broken neck) and he left some claws in the dog's face.
There has been an incredible (and humbling) outpouring of support from the Juicers: almost $12,000 in donations to Marion Animal Resource Connection. They handle dog and cat rescues and until now they were on a shoestring budget, paying for spaying and neutering and other expenses out of their own pockets.
One regular sent John this:
Lots of love from the Juicers for that 20-pound floofball.
Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929-2018
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