October 16, 2011

White Dog was feeling better, in fact all of the White Dog Army seemed a bit less sickie...and EVERYONE was tired of being confined to quarters! Steve and I had promised to set up an information booth about canine cancer, comparative oncology and 2MillionDogs at our local pet store which was celebrating 40 years of being part of Albuquerque's pet community. so we agreed that the WDA could come and help out...with the sad exception of little Puff (being in season, we felt that she would be safest, though not happiest, at home). Nuka because of her snappish response to stress was chosen to be SAWD's companion for the day.

White Dog and YoYoMa surged to the door and took the first shift. Both were wonderful salesman drawing people to the table with squeals of "Look at those beautiful white dogs!" They smiled and wagged and charmed. All conversations started by answering questions about our four-legged representatives.

Midway through the afternoon, Steve took WD and YAWD home (we live about 5 minutes from the store), made lunch for Michael and gave Puff and Nuka the special treats sent especially for them by Rachael, the store manager. When he returned, Quinn joined us as the White Ambassador.

TOWD stood carefully at the entry to the store, positioned so that a bit of sun glistened on his coat. He exuded calm pet-me-ness and met the eyes of each person who stroked his fur with a melt-your-heart look. He worked the crowd like a pro.

By the afternoon's closing time, 2MillionDogs had shared information about the evil monster, its warning signs and new hopes with about 50 people. Many had taken extra warning sign cards to share with friends and people they know. Steve put Quinn in Pumpkin was we packed up and for the first time in nearly 2 hours, he laid down. The smile on his face revealed his certainty that in spreading the word he had helped to loosen cancer's grip; "Knowledge is power," as White Dog has taught them all.


Random Felines said...

YEAH!!! Information is power....and cuteness is a great sales pitch. :)

Brian said...

Y'all done good and you earned a few extra treats!

Kari in Vegas said...

yes I would be drawn to those beautiful dogs too :)

Swing on by for a visit some time!

Sagira said...

Glad to hear that everyone is feeling better.

Good job on spreading the word, keep up the great work. :)

Stella said...

What a grand day you spent with these beautiful sales pups!

Cheers all around!

Jo and Stella

Amber DaWeenie said...

We're so happy that you're all feeling better. And what a great way to spend the day.

KB said...

I'm glad that the sickies are pretty much gone, and you were able to get the word out. Information and knowledge are the keys to early detection, and you helped with that in a huge way.

I bet that the WDA draws people into your table like bees to honey! I'd come over to meet them without a doubt!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I would be right there too.
I am glad everyone is feeling better

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Great work White Dogs and mum and dad. Glad to hear you are all feeling better too. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Mr. Pip said...

What wonderful spokes-dogs! How could anyone resist your white dog charm! We sure admire all you are doing to raise awareness and funds to help cure cancer! We are proud to call you our friends!

Your pal, Pip

Teddy Bear said...

We're so glad Siku is feeling better.:) ANd you all are so pawesome for spreading the word.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Cocorue said...

hello, hello, hello

glad all are well

coco and tiffy