Thursday, July 29, 2010

2 dogs, 2000 Miles: Sometimes life is tragically unfair and unjust...

Some of you know that I have shared my life and home with a Great Pyrenees. Some of you know that my ♥dog, Tony, died of hemangiosarcoma. Because of Wilow and Tony and because my Scout and Freyja bring so much to my life I have supported the 2 dogs, 2000 Miles journey (check out the wonderful items you can purchase in support of their cause). Rather than tell you about Luke Robinson and his dogs, I'll let him tell you their story in the video below.


What is the point of today's post? Sometimes life is so totally unfair and unjust and tragic that the unthinkable happens. After ending their journey of 2000 miles bringing public awareness to the need for canine cancer research,  it was discovered that sweet Murphy has nasal cancer. Yesterday was his first radiation treatment as he 'fights the good fight' for his life. Luke is devastated as are all of his legion of friends and supporters. Today all I have done is cry when I think about the injustice of Murphy's diagnosis.


Turn off my music on the right before you begin this video

Please, if you can, stop by their blog to leave a word of encouragement. Or, visit with them on Facebook for the latest news about Murphy, Hudson or Luke. If you have a dog that has been diagnosed with cancer, would you please consider donating a sample of your best friend's blood to the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium's (CHCC) drive toward 2,000 samples. If all of us work together we CAN find a cure and we can find that cure within our lifetime, I am sure of it.


I cannot imagine the heartache and heartbreak I would be experiencing after walking 2000 miles with my beloved dogs to find that one of them had contracted cancer and that I may loose another to this scourge of a disease. And remember, it is often found that discoveries for our animals that lead to cures for the humans that we hold dear. If you would like to contribute to help find a cure for canine cancer go to their donation page.
 
 Luke, Hudson and Murphy, Brooklyn Bridge
Please, please, pray for Murphy. He needs all the angels in heaven to help him fight the good fight.

National Canine Cancer Foundation

17 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

Murphy and Hudson are such beautiful pups. What an incredible thing they are doing with their Dad. We will be praying for Murphy.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Anny said...

This is so sad... our prayers are with Murphy. Both are such handsome dogs. I am sure Murphy will be fine soon. The power of the paw will be with him.

Angus said...

What a sweet, sweet story.

agent99 said...

I lost Otis to hemangiosarcoma 13 years ago. I think of him almost everyday. Thanks for spreading the word.

George the Lad said...

Thanks for telling us, I have just left a comment, and will be popping back to see how things go.
See Yea George and Jan xxx

houndstooth said...

Oh, that's such sad news! I would be just devastated!

Frankie Furter said...

Oh Shoot. How sad.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Will definitely visit their blog ... I know it is sad but I know the importance of awarenss. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Maggie Mae said...

Puppy prayers are heading their way...

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

JackDaddy said...

I'm glad they found out about it before it spread too far!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How very sad! We share their pain and your pain. We are facing the evil "C" again.

Woos ~ the OP Pack

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We hadn't khaught up with this latest chapter -

So sad but paws khrossed the treatment will pawmit many more miles of hikes and hugz -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Khousin Merdie

♥I am Holly♥ said...

What beautiful dogs and such a sad story. That is the breed of dog mom found last year wandering the street and she fell in love with him. Thanks to the chip he had, he was reuinted with his pawrents that night. We will definitely go to their blog and prayers are being said and paws crossed. Lots of love, Holly and mom

Mrs. JP said...

That is such sad news. Please keep us posted. I couldn't find a "follow" button on his blog but left our comment.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My Mimi
I can feel your sad tears as you cry for Murphy. We are crying too, and we are saying puggy prayers.
We went and visted and left a comment, but we felt speechless, because sometimes worried hearts cannot talk to good. We left love, and I am giving you love too.
We will sit side by side , cross our paws and pray
love
tweedles

MAXMOM said...

Oh what sad, sad news!

Sagira said...

That is just heart breaking. He stopped by your training club I think.