October 11, 2010

White Dog and The Other White Dog have gone pink to help raise awareness that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
It is through awareness that this terrible disease can be detected early and beaten.
Breast cancer knows no age nor is it solely a woman's illness; men can get it, too. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated 40,170 women are expected to die from the disease. Today, there are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. There IS hope and progress IS being made but the first best line of defense is screening and early detection...awareness! Please help WD and TOWD save lives by sharing the word.

On an unrelated note, please reach out with comfort and sympathy to Watermelon Ranch, the rescue that Michael volunteers at. Their transport van was rear-ended yesterday while bringing dogs to the adoption center. One pup was killed instantly and several others were critically hurt. The driver and handler were all right. Needless to say, Michael is very upset over this and asked White Dog to please let her blog friends know.

Also, healing woofs are in order for Daisy Mae, the White Dogs' standard white poodle friend, and Rebecca, her mom. Daisy is having digestive troubles and might need to have surgery tomorrow. She is under vet supervision tonight for what they think is a bowel obstruction.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

A post that makes us go OH WOW -

Nice pink message -

Our thoughts and wishes are with the reskhue folks - we are sorry fur their losses -

Paws khrossed for Daisy Mae -


Jacqueline said...

Promoting a great cause...We are so sorry to hear about the accident; hope the injured babies have complete recoveries=that is just tragic...Purring loudly for the accident victims and for Daisy Mae as well...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Teddy Bear said...

We are so sorry to hear about the van being rear-ended.:( We've got our paws crossed for Daisy Mae.

Teddy Bear

Sam said...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those in need.

Great support to the pink!


Brian said...

Great pink post!!! That is so awful about the puppy, purrs to everyone.

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

OH NO!! We feel so horrible for those poor pups from Watermelon Ranch! A sad, sad day! We are sending all the good vibes we can to help heal the ones who were injured.


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We wondered what happened to Daisy Mae after that post yesterday. Paws crossed she will be OK.

So sorry to hear that about the transport van. We hope the injured pups will be OK, and we cross our paws in sorrow for the one that crossed.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Rebecca said...

Thank you for the kind words and healing vibes. We are glad she didn't need surgery and is recovering at home. So sad to hear about the accident - how horrible. Poor pups.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh dear. So much to put our paws around in this post. You can count on us to do it ... in all cases.

Hoping for a good day and a better tomorrow.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Remington said...

Oh those poor dogs! They are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sagira said...

So sweet of you guys to do that. My dad's Grandma is fighting breast cancer right now. :(

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are so sorry to read that there was an accident and the dogs were so badly hurt/killed. We are sending out tons of purrs and prayers to them and to Michael too - we know this has to be so sad for him, and to you too, because we know you are sad too.

And also sending lots of purrs and prayers for Daisy Mae - we hope she will be ok, and if surgery is needed that it will go smoothly and she will heal quickly!

And we love that you are doing a post on breast cancer - it is so important to have everyone support finding a cure!

Hansel said...

So terrible about the watermelon ranch!!! we feel awful! And, glad to hear that daisy is going to be ok- her mom just updated us.

Kari in WeHo said...

they both look very beautiful in pink


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

What a sad, sad post. Love your pink look, though! So cool of you pups to spread a good message by going pink!

So sorry and sad to read about Watermelon Ranch and the pets that were killed and hurt in the crash. So terrible. Our hearts and thoughts are prayers are with the humans and animals.

And our paws and fingers are crossed for Daisy Mae and her mom. Good luck, Daisy Mae! We are sending you lots of healing vibes!


p.s. Thank you pups for your extra Comment on my blog today! You pups are the best and always make me feel loved!