Sunday, October 2, 2011

Livestrong Day 2011

Update to our postscript below. Our dear friend Kodiak has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We are sure his family will post about it when they are ready. We are all so very sad to hear of his passing. Run free, handsome Kodiak.

Just imagine . . . .

Wouldn't that be just wonderful!!!

All of us here in The OP Pack are firmly committed to doing our part to fight the evil of cancer, whether in humans or animals, and to help in the search for a cure.

Photo courtesy of Ann of Zoolatry

Today we are joining forces with all our friends around Blogville to proclaim that "together we live strong". We would like to honor the memory of our Mom's brother Jack, who lost his life to cancer at the young age of 27 and who never had a chance to fight the good fight as he died the day after he was diagnosed. We also remember our sweet Princess Dakota who fought for two years against this curse that struck her in the form of Cushing's Disease. We also would like to remember all the beloved members of your families and fur-amilies who have crossed the bridge as a result of cancer.

At the same time, we want to join paws to lift up those who are struggling daily in their lives as they try to conquer some form of cancer. In particular, we want to include in our special thoughts our own special boy Phantom, who has undergone two surgeries to remove malignancies and who continues to fight it every day. We also think every day of Poppy Vic, human Dad to our Zoolatry kitty friends Zoey and Maggy and husband to our dear friend Ann. We hope that all of you who have been affected in any way by cancer can also find a way to Live Strong in the battle for a cure.


Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom too

Please also keep your paws crossed for our Sibe pal Kodiak of The Thundering Herd who has a serious injury. You can read about it HERE. He could use a lot of good thoughts.


Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...


Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack


Wonderful post! Thank you for honoring all the special cancer soldiers around the world. I often think of Phantom and am so glad that he continues to do so well. Live Strong!
Sending lotsaluv

An English Shepherd said...

Live Strong :-)

Max the Quilt Cat said...

What a beautiful post... LIVESTRONG purrs.

pawhugs, Max

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hello Everybuddy, that is a beautiful tribute. We didn't know Phantom was such a fighter. Good on you big fella. Live Strong. Extra love to your mum today. No worries (especially today) and love, Stella and Rory

bichonpawz said...

A beautiful tribute!!! Live Strong!!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Fuzzy Tales said...

That's a wonderful post and tribute.

We're purring for All Beings affected by cancer...and sending purrs and purrayers for all to LiveStrong.

Mack said...

What a wonderful post, Mom says she has known way too many peeps and pups that have battled this horrible disease.

Sunday Sugars,

Gus said...




Just Ramblin' said...

Great true are the words "Live Strong".

Ginger Jasper said...

Such a heartfelt post . I can so feel with you about your brother as that is what happened with our nephew, he was diagnosed and died with hours. we all stand together to hope a cure will be found one day and no more suffering.. Hugs GJ xx

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

What a wonderful world this would be without cancer. So many lives have been touch by this terrible disease. We can stay strong and the day will come!

KB said...

A beautiful and moving post... I'm so happy that Phantom is Living Strong despite his "C" battle.

I love the 4-pack photo and it's message.

Sarge said...

Wow, what a great Livestrong post. Thanks for helping get the bark out about the dreaded C. Crossing paws for a fast cure.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Cat said...

We wish for a world where no animal or human is effected by this terrible disease!!!

Livestrong and Lovestrong too :-)

Piappies World said...

Let's LiveStrong, Thunder, Phantom, Ciara and Lightning!

We also join you in keeping our paws crossed for Kodiak. We pray for this quick recovery.

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

bbes tribe said...

Amen and well said. LIVESTRONG!!
Phantom, we didn't realize you were affected by the big C. GOOD 2 know you are so strong and doing well. We will check on Kodiak and keep paws crossed fur him and for you and your family!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Your post is beautiful ~ thank you for supporting LiveStrong Day and helping raise awareness about cancer. Purrs.

Love Milo and Alfie, and our mom xxx

Frankie Furter said...

Think YELLOW and get rid of C... furever and always.

My paws are crossed fur Kodiak

Benny and Lily said...

greta post
Benny & Lily

Winnie said...

Lovely post - lovely sentiments.

Rooting for everyone fighting the Big C.

Love and licks, Winnie

rottrover said...

LOVE Strong! And sending special gentle rottie kisses to your momster today.

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Cyber-sibes said...

Thinking of Dakota as take a person Live Strong walk today... Live strong every day!

jack & moo & Pat

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...



BeadedTail said...

Your post is wonderful! It's a beautiful tribute to those affected with cancer too. We hope one day there is no more cancer.

Stewey said...

Absolutely wonderful post - couldn't agree more.

scotsmad said...

Beautifully written. We hope there'll be no cancer one day.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Live Strong and Stay Stong, and fight the evil cancer.

We stand with you and fight with you,, to conquer.

We stand beside Phantom-- stay strong and fight!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

A bit hard for jan's old eyes to read in yellow, but a great post!!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

May we always LIVESTRONG until the ugly "C" monster is wiped away forever.

Thor said...

Beautiful post.

Thor and Jack

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful post!
Live Strong!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Huffle Mawson said...

Very well said, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Now THAT was a Pawsome post!

Oh Yea!

woos, Tessa

Asta said...

I pway and cwoss my paws wif you in ouw fight against this dwead disease
My heawt is bwoken fow Kodiak and hew pack

too sad
stay stwong Live Stwong
smoochie kisses

Au and Target said...

Poor Zodiak! We're so sorry.

Great post today. We're hoping that with the new drug therapies out, cancer will soon be curable. Crossing paws it's soon!

Listen, do me a favour and come and see Soup the turtle on my blog?

Hound Girl said...

We are so sorry to hear about Kodiak :(
What a beautiful post about livestrong.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

A wonderful sentiment we can all agree to with a whole heart. Paws crossed for Phantom as he continues to wage the good fight. We're so sorry to learn about Kodiak's passing.

Jed & Abby

houndstooth said...

What a great post for today! We hope that cancer can be beaten one of these days soon!


Cheyenne -Millie said...

We thank you for this post. Our own human is a cancer survivor. We too think of Phantom and pray for him.

We are truly sorry to hear about Kodiak.

Remington said...

Super awesome post, my friends!

HoundDogMom said...

Wonderful LIVESTRONG post. This was our first year to participate since we lost Cleo on 9-20 to the horrible "C" monster. She was diagnosed on 9-1 and we lost her 19 days later, we were shocked as most are when their loved ones get this horrible diagnoses. We also were sadden to hear about Kodiak, we sent our prayers to the family as well. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

The Thuglets said...

Great post.

Whilst late posting we did join paws with everyone on "Live Strong Day".

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Sagira said...

What a nice post. We have a close friend who survived testicular cancer so this means a lot.