While things are usually pretty light and fluffy around here, I can't go on posting as usual without talking about the Queensland floods first. It has been so frightening to see this disaster unfold, and so sad. Cars and houses have been swept away. People have lost their homes, their possessions, their pets, their businesses. Sadly some people have lost their lives. Many more are missing. The death toll is expected to rise.
Here are some ways you can help:
The Animal Welfare League of Queensland and the RSPCA are working to find temporary homes for pets who have been stranded by the floods. If you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can donate to the RSPCA here
Twitter has people offering help with spare beds, room for animals and such.
Like many people in Melbourne, I have friends here from Queensland who have family and friends in the affected areas. My thoughts are with them and everyone involved.