Boofy's Best for Pets was celebrating their second anniversary with a party and we had been invited to share the word about the hope of comparative oncology and the work 2MillionDogs.org does to fight for a day when cancer touches no one...evermore. WD and YAWD, to put it bluntly, were our lures. People will hurry by a table full of information especially when they see the word "cancer;" perhaps it is the believe if you don't acknowledge something it can't touch you; perhaps it is a fear of being "hit up" by yet another charity.
BUT no one can resist the smiling white face of YoYoMa at his silly friendliest or walk past the melting dark eyes of White Dog as she tilts her head and draws the unwary into a conversation while they scratch her silky ears. And then, suddenly, we can talk about past pups who have been been warriors or aunties who died from the disease...and they understand...and they care. Most importantly, they walk away from our table with a card of warning signs, and a reminder card to come to Walk with us in September to fight the beast. The last word as they turn to go is the "See You There" woof from the White Dogs...just to burn the commitment into their hearts.