Time for another entry in Friday Fictioneers challenge, courtesy of Rochelle Wissof-Fields. If you want to give it a try, check the info on her blog. 100 words more or less, here we go….
Copyright – Erin Leary
I am screaming, trying to get back to the house, but they wont let us take her.
“Ma’am, we are just doing our jobs here. You need to evacuate, the water is rising fast.”
“I can’t leave her.”, I whisper to my dad, “You take care of them.”
He knows me, I am my father’s daughter. “I’ll come back for you, as soon as I get them to dry land.”
I turn around and make my way to the house. She is wagging her tail, jumping around.
A soldier yells after me: “It’s only a dog.”
Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia are hit with the worst flood in recent history. Cities and villages are under water, people are being evacuated, leaving everything behind…The priority is human life, so most of the animals are left behind. It is a hard choice, some left their animals behind, some refused to leave. There is no right or wrong, we must live with our choices.
There are stories….an old man refusing to leave his dog and 5 puppies until they agreed to take them all. Volunteers coming back and rescuing dogs and cats, pigs, sheep, cows…Many soldiers and policemen helping out, others refusing to let people go back…All people are safe for now, why can’t we give our best and try to save every life.
Great tragedies give birth to great compassion, the outpour of help is tremendous. The entire region is working together, and that says a lot. We were fighting in a bloody war not long ago, today we are helping each other. That is a great news for humanity.
I wish we could extend that courtesy to our animal friends.