Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Blog Blast for Peace


Our human dad is an officer in the Canadian Forces. As such, he has participated in many different missions around the world, including serving in Kuwait during the first Gulf War, peacekeeping missions in Haiti, Bosnia, and Eritrea, and domestic operations such as the Winnipeg Floods in 1997. We are very proud of him and the work that he does, along with all the other members of the Canadian Forces, and all the other men and women who serve throughout the world.

Currently, Canada has a large number of men and women serving in Afghanistan. Although the news focuses on their engagements with the Taliban, they do a lot of good work for the local people, as they do wherever they are deployed. They build roads, bridges, docks, and as well as schools and other buildings; they do demining operations, so it is safe for people to travel through roads and fields that previously held dangerous mines; they provide medical care for the local people; they distribute toys and other items for the local children; and they do many other wonderful, helpful things that you seldom read about in the newspapers or hear about on the news.

Even though we are very proud of our dad and all that he does, we do wish that the conflicts throughout the world would end, and that all the men and women serving overseas could return to their families.

We pray daily for all the men and women who are deployed, and fervently hope that they come home safely to their families.

To learn more about the Peace Globes and the Blog Blast for Peace, visit Mimi.

71 comments

catsynth said...

Let us be the first to wish you Peace :)

Mar said...

Very powerful post,kitties :)
Peace to you and your humans.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

An excellent and thoughtful post. And what a lovely peace globe!

Pax vobiscum,

Marilyn.

RennyBA said...

What a great peace post - good to see you on board!

Mine is up too :-)

baby~amore' said...

Beautiful globe and message
I hope your 'Dad' and his team return safely.

Peace be with us all

My Peace Post

michico*Adan said...

Thank you for telling us your bean's story, it's very inspiring~!!!!

Peace to you both!

Daisy said...

Peace to you!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Thank your Dad for his service! We are so thankful for all the men and woman serving or who have served.

Peace to you and yours around the Peace Globe!

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a lovely post and globe. Thanks to your dad and all the people like him who try to make this world a better place.

Karen Jo said...

You wrote a wonderful post, Dragonheart and Merlin. I also wish that everyone deployed could come home to their families and that there would be no more need for demining operations. Many thanks to your Dad for all the good work he has done.

The Meezers said...

Beautiful post guys!

Criz Lai said...

Peace to everybody :) Make love not war...hehe :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Parker said...

Great post.
Peace and smoochies to you!

WillThink4Wine said...

Wonderful post, boys! I thank your Dad for his service, and your Mom and family for their sacrifices.

"I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there."
~Mother Teresa~

Mickey said...

Peace and Thanks to you & your humans!!
Purrs Mickey

Ivanhoe said...

Let's bring them all home safe! Have a peaceful day and let love rule! :o)

Gattina said...

Purr as loud as you can for peace !

more than 30 years ago the slogan was Peace and Love. We didn't progress very much ever since.

Peace and Love !

Carver said...

Beautiful peace globe and a thoughtful post. Dona Nobis Pacem

The Devil Dog said...

Your dad does a very wonderful job. We wish there would be more Peace in the world as well.

Mom is actually allergic to kitties. They didn't figure that out until a few years later. Hence the dogs, not cats.

Ramses said...

Peace is good, so more of it would be better! :)

Babs (Beetle) said...

Peace to you and your family - especially your dad bean.

Purrs, Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi x

Junior said...

Two paws up for your Dad and all the other military people out there in the world!!!

Peace

DEBRA said...

Peace~filled Purrs

Blogging for Peace
Purrs
Abby
Boo
Ping
Jinx
and Gracie

Skittles, The Huntress said...

Thank you for telling us this story. Purrs to your dad!

Peace!

Luv,
Skittles

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Peace to you and yours Dragonheart and Merlin. I think it is important to remind us of all the GOOD that our troops can do, when deployed wisely. I believe that is the worst of unjust wars--soldiers bear the burden of poor choices by those in power, not just in the war they fight but in perception of who they are.

(Thank you for the great photos!)

Tybalt said...

That is a wonderful post reminding us about all the good the military can do. Thanks, DH and Merlin! You have a gorgeous peace globe.

Peace and purrs to you both and your family.

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

All we are asking...
Peace to us all!
~ The Bunch

Alexi said...

Peace from all of us at the Castle!
Alexi and the gang

barbara said...

Peace with you and your family too ,cuties.
And best wishes to all.

Tammy said...

Peace to you and to all the people of the world!

TT said...

Wishing peace for you alls and every furry one world wide too!

Mushu said...

Your globe is beautiful. Peace to all of you.

A Spot of T said...

Mushu and I decided to participate this year and so glad we did. Your globe is beautiful! Peace to you and yours.

Raven said...

Keep on purring for peace so that your dad and all others will be able to bed their swords into plowshares and live in a world without violence. Peace be with you.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Great post. It was great to hear about your dad and his work.

Peace to you all!

Anndi said...

Peace to you and your humans... and thank your Daddy for me. I'll wear red on Friday just for him!

Home.. Love... Family

jenianddean said...

We would to thank your daddy and all the men and women who serve their countries proudly.

We as a family pray every night for peace.

Peace to all - big and small!

-The McKitten-Cats

CastoCreations said...

God bless your daddy for all his hard work and sacrifice! :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Thank you human dad for his service. We too wish for peace around the world. :)

Alasandra said...

What a lovely Globe. Peace to everyone. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

PEAS to all da kitties!

Peace to everyone!

We are very blessed that our two dear bean friends who served in Afghanistan have recently returned home safe! What a wonderful world when their lived need not be at risk.

Sanni said...

Love, peace and *purrrrrs* to you and yours, Dragonheart and Merlin!

Special thanks to your human dad for his service!

Sanni

The Furry Kids said...

Peace to you guys!

CountryDew said...

I think a wish for peace from a soldier is a powerful commentary. Thank you for the good works. May all our dreams of peace come true.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Much Peace to our dear friends! Your dad is an amazing man to help out in the way he does. While we all wish conflict would end at least we know there are wonderful people fighting for peace.

Love your Friends,
Kaze, Latte, & Chase

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Sending over peaceful *nose-licks* to you and the ones you love :-P



Danke f├╝r die lieben Geburtstagsw├╝nsche!

Princess said...

We are very proud of your dad.
Many here in the US do not think about all of the good our troops do over there...

Wonderful peace graphic!!

Lux said...

Lovely globe & great post, Dragonheart & Merlin!

Peace,
Lux

Mimi Lenox said...

I thank you dad for all he does in the Canadian Forces to make lives better in Afghanistan. It is a thankless job that often goes unnoticed. You're right. The war gets reported but the good being done by the soldiers is not so much.

Time to say thank you.
And also for blogging for peace in our world today.

Peace to you and yours,
Mimi

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

A big thank you to your Dad and all the other brave people and their families for making such sacrifices to ensure we live in a more peaceful world. My Mum and I also hope and pray that all the conflicts around the world would end and we could truly have a peaceful world.

I love your peace globe, that is a very nice picture of both of you.

Irishcoda said...

What a moving post! Peace from our house to yours!

Lee said...

So often, when troops are involved in situations like Iraq, the focus is on the killing and destroying that goes on. Yet, there are humanitarian efforts that take place on a daily basis...some official, some not. Thanks for reminding us that being in uniform in a foreign country is not necessarily a bad thing.

Peace!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we are with you 100%! purrin for peace, but supporting the brave men and woman in green.

Derby said...

Let's be Paws for Peace.

Simone said...

Great Globe. Will be putting mine up today.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

peace brudderz. i'm wid u ... let dere be war no more.
i'm proud uv yer dad!
luv--jh

Sammawow said...

Peace to all of you at your house - what a wonderful Peace Globe! And we are also very proud of your Dad!

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

ML said...

Beautiful Peace Globe.
Happy Blogblast for Peace Day...
Love from The Sherwood Bunch:
Missy Blue Eyes,
KC,
Faith Boomerang,
Sol,
Smokey,
BJ
and Mommie ML

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We wish peace on earth weren't a dream, but a reality ...
Purrs for peace,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Momma's brother-in-law (Army) was and her cousin (Navy) is serving our country. We are proud of them and your dad, they are so brave and give so much of themselves to protect us.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

Much peace boyz!!!! We lovez you,
-Dr Tweety & da Gang

Felix, Garfield & Jawsy said...

3 BIG hugs of Peace and Love for u both, sweet kitties!
Purrs,

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Such a very informative PEACE post my brother. Indeed it is time for it to fill the world and bring us home.
Maybe you might like to see my post from yesterday:))

Ana said...

What a nice post!

Monty Q. Kat said...

Peace to you! :)

Akelamalu said...

I hope your human Dad stays safe. :)Peace

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Sorry you can not log in to blogger. I was worried about you because I have missed you.
I am just happy to be able to get to your site so very well now:)
DOn't forget to check out the post about Diana's kittens:)
Love your Peachy

zevo hussein calamari said...

give peace a chance~
xoxoxoxo

Travis said...

Thank you to your human dad for his service.

Peace to you and yours!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Thanks for all the good words about our people in service and hoping for peace.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

You guys gotta GREAT DAD ta help so many people while in danger!

Great Peaceblog graphic and post!

Samantha & Tigger said...

We are purrring for Peace, too!! We are so proud of your Dad for what he does and want all war and conflicts to end so he can be home again in Canada!
Your FL furiends,
and Mom