Llano Estacado Native American Society, in behalf of Project:
Prairie Dog, extends
a special thanks to Dianne James, of Wabash, Indiana, for
keeping the lines of communication open during recent events
with Project: Prairie Dog. Her inspired, hard-work efforts
will not be forgotten. She has supported The Project on many
Many of us have heard the story
of the man walking along the beach after a storm, which was
littered with hundreds and hundreds of washed up starfish.
He was picking up one at a time, and throwing it back
into the surf. A passerby, after watching the man for a few
minutes, countered him with "Why are you doing this...
don't you see, there are hundreds, maybe thousands here."
man paid little notice to the passerby, and kept stooping
to pick up a starfish, and send it back to the safety of the
Did you hear me? It won't make any difference..." the
passerby continued to muse.
the man stopped, whirled around and faced the passerby
directly. He paused, raised one of the starfish in front of
him, and said:
makes a difference to this one."
man then turned, and whirled the starfish into the surf. This
story is true of any living creature, and it is true of the
Lubbock Prairie Dogs. Thank you, Dianne, with every Yip
ever yipped, thank you.
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