Friday, June 24, 2011

2 Dogs, 2000 Miles - a devastating blow to the ♥heart♥

Several months ago I posted about a man and his two Great Pyrenees dogs who were walking 2000 miles (2 dogs, 2000 miles) to bring public awareness to Canine Cancer and to raise money for canine cancer research. Luke Robinson completed those 2000 miles with his two dogs, Murphy and Hudson. Along their way they met hundreds of people and had at least that many adventures.

(Mute the music to the right in order to view this video)
Shortly after completing their 2000 mile journey Luke discovered that his dog, Murphy, had developed nasal cancer. Unbelievably devastated, he vowed to do all he could to help the friend he loved so deeply fight the good fight. Sadly, Murphy lost his fight against that rotten disease this past Wednesday.

Sometimes life just isn't fair - and this is one of those times.

National Canine Cancer Foundation


Anny said...

This is so so sad. They completed their journey and this has to happen. I did read about your post months back. So so sorry to hear about Murphy. Our thoughts are with Luke and Hudson.

Our furkids do make an opening in our hearts and make them bigger. They open our hearts to love.

Raising Addie said...

We saw this yesterday on their site. And here the tears have started again seeing that picture. That picture is something that each of us have to endure with our own pups. It hurts so much seeing the pain that Murphy went through, especially near the end. Our hearts go out to Luke and Hudson.

It's rare that this moment is captured in a picture and for me brings back the pain of losing my own pups and my husband having to do this very thing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them. I am sure that Murphy is smiling, looking down at us from heaven through both eyes, pain free.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Deborah said...

This is just so sad. Thanks for sharing it with us.
My thoughts and prayers are with Luke and Hudson.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

Oh no! This is so sad, Mimi! He must be absolutely devastated!
I am so sorry to hear about this.

bbes tribe said...

Oh No!! So sorry to hear about Murphy. Paws crossed for Luke and Hudson. Always so HARD when one of our furkids has to leave us. Knowing they are no longer in pain helps some. Always have the good memories of our time together.
ernie,sasha,chica,lucas's Mom

Bleu said...

Oh no... I can't comment further without making it personal... how we wish that each who fought this evil enemy made it weaker...

I'm just sorry, so saddened for Luke and Hudson...

with love from the Bleu, the Reufus and Our The Luke who art in Heaven

Benny and Lily said...

Oh my goodness what a sad story
Benny & Lily

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a sad story this is. Life can be so not fair.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Emma Rose said...

I have no words. That picture will haunt me.

Sagira said...

We read about this on Luke's facebook page. He is taking it very hard. Some of the photos posted have been so hard to see. I am so very sorry to all who have lost loved ones. :(

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I am truly so sorry. I have been following his blog and it makes me very sad. Love, Debbie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

My heart is so sad right now.
Tears are spilling everywhere, because I know how much Luke is hurting. No, its not fair at all.
There is no reason,,, and sometimes I get so angry,, that cancer can steal lives
and happiness from our hearts,, and all it leaves us is a big ugly hole in our heart, and tears running down our faces.
The poem you have on this post says so much.
I wish I had some good words to say, but I don't. I hate cancer.

Sierra Rose said...

No words, just tears. Incredible story.

Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Murphy is a hero whose memory is best honored by our vowing to fight harder against the monster that took him. Our family walked in Fort Collins with Luke and the Boys last year and this year we are organizing the Puppy Up New Mexico Walk on Sept. 25. We all must do our part because Cancer.Touches.Everyone.