May 24, 2011

White Dog, Quinn, Nuka, Puff, and YoYoMa join paws to send brave Butchy and his family White Dog peace as he makes his journey tomorrow, leaving behind forever the seizure and cancer monsters. The White Dog Army stands as part of our community's Circle of Paws surrounding him with love; we will light a candle to guide him over the Bridge; and we will send tearful understanding as that is the best we can offer to ease the pain that comes with saying goodbye.

The horrible disease that claims yet another of our family cannot be allowed to win. Cancer has taken too many too soon and ripped unfillable holes in the loving hearts of too many families. White Dog and The White Dog Army believe that we can vanquish this evil forever if we all work together to find a cure. And we believe a cure will not just come for dogs, or cats, or humans, but for all living creatures.

Research is putting the pieces together and tying us all together...cancer is cancer...and advances in one species moves forward the entire fight. Like people, companion animals develop cancer - they get brain, breast, bone & lung cancer; lymphoma and melanoma just to name a few and scientists have discovered that the malignant cells are biologically comparable.

Furthermore cats and dogs are exposed to the same environmental risks so if we hope to eradicate cancer there is tremendous potential in forming a partnership between pets and people.

But researchers are not the only warriors needed. Funding is essential, and awareness is the first and strongest tool in our arsenal. Everyone has a role to play.

We ask, for Butchy, and The Luke, and Hana, and our angel sister, Sheena, and so many others, that each of you make a commitment to count coup on cancer by doing just one thing this week: make a donation...or if you cannot afford it...sign a petition for funding...or sign up for a 2MillionDog Walk...or learn the warning signs to watch for...share an article...get a mammogram (this is not just about dogs)...or have your prostate checked...eat better...exercise...stop using toxic cleaning supplies...spread the word that help is needed...there are hundreds of actions that will draw a line in the sand and let this monster know that we will NOT give up.

Cancer. Touches. Everyone. And we all are part of the Cure. Let's make it happen in our lifetimes.


rottrover said...

beautifully written.

Teddy Bear said...

Beautiful post.

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So furry well pawed -

Mom khould barely babble out things on Sunday when she was dedikhating the leg to Butchy and his mom -
especially since she kept thinking of our neighbour who had fought the evil brain cancer monster fur almost two years and passed at 59 years old -


On the day Butchy will get his wings, my post had already been parked to inkhlude some wings - sadly ironikh -

We'll light a khandle tomorrow night as he makes his journey -


Brian said...

That was such a beautiful post and we were by to give Butchy our love. We're always so sad when a friend has to go, but we shall all remember that sweet Butchy forever.

KB said...

You said it so very well. Our thoughts are with Butchy. And, we remember our two dogs and my mother who all lost battles with cancer. I shall do one thing this week - you've inspired me.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your words have touched deeply.
Words that have so much feeling and emotion.
Our hearts are sad for Butchy,, our hearts are saddened for the many who are affected by cancer,, human and furry...
it grabs at our ankles sometime in our life.. we all must stand together and fight,,, we cannot give up.
i am not letting me mama give up,,
i will not let anyone give up who is fighting.
Tonight I light my candle for Butchy.
Your post is beautiful

Sally Ann and Andy said...

We are sad for Butchy, and we can relate because of Mack.
Can y'all come to Andy's barkday party in a flat form? He ask me to post something about it, but only two fur people responded. He even has a eton style jacket being made.
Sally Ann

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Amen...you said it all so well when we're hurting so badly...

Thank you guys...

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

Stella said...

What an excellent, eloquent post! As a cancer survivor, I am more than touched by all you said. I will do one thing or more this week to try to help end this scourge!

Stella's Mom, Stella and Zkhat

ra husky said...

Well pawed white dogs, well pawed. We will take your advice dear mates,

RA & Isis

Remington said...

Great post, my friend!

Kari in WeHo said...

we are so sad to hear about Butchy :(


Ginger Jasper said...

You are so right in all you say and we must never give up the fight to eradicate this monster that lives within our lives. we must as you say do whatever we can large or small it matters not.I so know that Butchy will be going to be with all our friends gone before. Hugs GJ xx

Asta said...

Dawling white dogses
Thank you fow that bootiful post
Yopu awe soo wight..too many have been towtoowed by this disease, hooman and fuwwkids alike.
We must help and vanquish it fuwwevew.
Thank you again
sad smoochie kisses

Sagira said...

We just received an email about the 2 Million dog walk. I hope it is even bigger and better this year. :)

Bailey Be Good! said...

Cancer has touched many in our family as well. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. :)

Woofs & hugs,