A small, but legendary moment. Photo. In Buddhism, they hold up a mother’s love as an ideal reference point for all of us, in how we should regard all fellow sentient beings. Everyone.
Mother cat walks through flames 5 times to save kittens from building fire in Brooklyn, NY. (i.imgur.com)
“On March 30, 1996, Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage allegedly used as a crack house in Brooklyn when a fire started from undetermined causes. The New York City Fire Department responded to a call about the fire and quickly extinguished it. When the fire was under control, one of the firefighters on the scene, David Giannelli, noticed Scarlett carrying her kittens away from the garage one by one. Scarlett herself had been severely burned in the process of pulling her kittens from the fire. Her eyes were blistered shut, her ears and paws burned, and her coat highly singed. The majority of her facial hair had been burnt away. After saving the kittens she was seen to touch each of her kittens with her nose to ensure they were all there and alive, as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them, and then she collapsed unconscious.”
Bonus! “Just so you know, Scarlett lived a long life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_(cat) …all the way ’til 2008 .”
More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_(cat) http://www.animalleague.org/events-news/press-center/scarlett-passes-away.html “October 15, 2008 (Port Washington, NY) – Scarlett the cat, whose story of bravery, uncompromising love and triumph over all odds, has passed on. The heroine calico, who in 1996 made headlines around the world for pulling her five kittens to safety from a raging fire, lost her battle with multiple illnesses this week after living with her adoptive family in Brooklyn, New York for over 12 years” http://www.animalleague.org/assets/images/press/scarlett.jpg