We LiveStrong Today

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Today we are proud to participate in LiveStrong 2010.  We do this to help raise the awareness of the important fight against cancer.  Think about it for a minute, many of our human loved ones have been touched by cancer and many of our critter pals have been as well.

I would like to just take a minute to tell you about two in my life.  My Grandma had cancer.  She fought very, very hard and was so determined to beat it.  She was so very close to beating it went a horrible infection took her from us.  She had the will to fight and she was winning, but her overall health wouldn’t let her beat away the infections, so we lost her.  The second is my Dad.  Yep, he had a fight with skin cancer.  That was two years ago, and he is winning.  So we keep a very close eye on him and will not let him leave the house without mega-sunscreen.

Then there were two cats who were here way before I was even born, way before!  The first is Paws, she fought very hard against cancer and let it be known when it was time to go to the Rainbow Bridge.  I understand she was a gentle soul that fought so very hard.  Paws lived to be 20.  Then there was Beth.  One day, in what seemed out of the blue, Dad and Mom noticed her face looked strange, it had a strange shape to it.  Yep, cancer reared it’s ugly head.  She fought too, but decided she had to leave.  Beth as 16 when she went to the Rainbow Bridge.  Both Paws and Beth were Calicos.

There are some key word that are important in this fight.  Rather that list them, take a look at this logo from our friend Ann at The Zoolatry.

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Each and every one of those words is important in this fight.  In a way, each of those words is like us bloggers.  Individually we can win a battle, but together we can whip anything, including this awful disease.  Today, and henceforth, we LiveStrong, together.

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55 thoughts on “We LiveStrong Today

  1. West 40 Cats

    We is so sorry to hear about the loved ones who passed. We will livestrong evfurry day fursure! One day, we WILL beat cancer, we haves faith!

    Da Critters

  2. Old Kitty

    Oh sweet Brian!! We just know that amazing Paws and beautiful Beth are sitting happily on fantastic Grandma's lap, keeping her company!! Thank you for sharing their wonderful and brave battle with the evil c word!

    Me and Charlie are also so sad to hear about your lovely dad!! We are glad that he is beating this but we are so saddened to hear that he's been affected too. Please please please be very vigilant with him whenever he leaves the home!! He must always be doused with super strength sunscreen!!!!

    We are sending adorable Sascha, Dolly, Grace and Zoe tons of hugs and puurs too!!! Take care
    x

  3. Sparkle

    I think everyone's lives have been touched by this disease, which makes finding a cure that much more urgent. Let's hope it happens soon!

  4. Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food

    Brian, that was a wonderful post and tribute. It's very important to bring attention to this cause — you have a sweet spirit 🙂

  5. Milo and Alfie Marshall

    Thank you from our hearts for supporting LIVESTRONG day by doing a yellow post.

    Blessing to all those who are currrently fighting cancer, are cancer survivors, or who have lost their lives to this terrible disease. We will especially remember your grandma, and Paws and Beth in our PURRayers.

    LIVESTRONG always.

    Love from Milo and Alfie, Mom-Jan and Dad xxxx

  6. The Monkeys

    We are sorry about your Grandma and Paws and Beth. We are purring for your Dad and are so glad he's winning the fight!

  7. Marg

    Great post Brian and we totally agree, that bloggers together can get this disease whipped or at least make everyone aware. It is so wonderful to read all the terrific posts that are all yellow. Have a good Livestrong day.

  8. cats of wildcat woods

    We are so sorry your loved ones lost their fight with cancer. Very moving post Brian and a good one for this day. I think I fixed the Mr Linky if you want to come by and see if it works better – it was supposed to be a easy click but it does work with a little more effort.

  9. ♥I am Holly♥

    What a beautiful post Brian. That terrible cancer hits so many. We all need to LiveStrong and pray they find a cure! Lots of love, Holly and Mom

  10. The Island Cats

    Lovely post, Brian! We purr for all of those we have lost and for all of those who still are fighting this terrible disease. LIVESTRONG!!

  11. Furkidsmom

    We hope that one day this terrible disease will be gone and there will be no more need for a day like this. Until then, we LIVESTRONG.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  12. Hannah and Lucy

    A lovely tribute to your grandma and to your Dad in fighting skin cancer and beating it. We were sorry to hear about the two cats who also suffered with cancer.
    It is a dreadful disease that attacks out of the blue – we pray there is a cure found very soon.

  13. ZOOLATRY

    We honor and cheer for your Dad, fighting the fight each and every day. We remember in our purrs and prayers, your Grandma, your Beth, and Paws who have crossed their bridges… we believe into a sunshine-yellow-filled happy place.

  14. Cara n Crew

    Wonderful post, Brian. Thankyou for sharing about your family. Purrs to all of you-

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

  15. Mr. Pip

    What a beautiful post and tribute to your grandma, dad, and two siblings. Live Strong!

    Your pal, Pip

  16. Jan's Funny Farm

    A very nice post honoring your Grandma and your dad, as well as those who came before you. We're glad your dad is doing okay and being cautious.

  17. GreatGranny

    It's sad to lose a pet in any sickness or even an accident. I do wish they could find a cure for cancer.

  18. AFSS

    Sweet Brian, your post made us all teary. We are so glad your Daddy whipped the bad cancers butt, and paws to you for making sure your Dad wears mega sunscreen.

    So sorry about the family members you have lost to the dreadful disease.

    You are so right about the importance of the words LIVESTRONG & TOGETHER.

  19. ♥Da fambly kitties♥

    We MUST LiveStrong for us and for those who have fought the good fight and lost to this miserable disease. Today we honor those who have lost their battle, those who are fighting their battle and those who have fought and won! They are all our HEROES!

    Today we stand tall with all of the LiveStrong participants. Together we WILL find a cure in our lifetime!

  20. Bossy Betty

    Great cause! Thanks for reminding us all of how we can help. Cancer touches all of us in some way. Thanks for sharing your stories.

  21. Cory

    Purrs to your dad that he has beaten this horrible disease…and soft comforting purrs on your loss of your grandma, Beth and Paws.

  22. Cats~Goats~Quotes

    Tell your Dad to keep fighting! That is what we are saying to Mom's friend.
    We honor her today and remember our sisfurs, Georgia and Sara.

    LIVESTRONG!
    ~ The Bunch

  23. Father Tom

    There is a sadness that we can't bear to touch, but hope gives us strength to seek a better world, dear friends. Thank you for the remembrance, Brian. We share your dedication to the fight.

  24. Ginger Jasper

    Lovely tribute post. I join you in wising that we can all LIVESTRONG together.. Hugs GJ xx

  25. Kea

    That's a wonderful post, Brian, and we're sending extra kitty kisses and hugs today for all those your family has lost.

    We're also sending purrs, healing Light and universal Blessings to All Beings who have been affected by this terrible disease.

  26. Tamago

    I am so sorry to hear about your grandma and two kitties. But they lived strong. I hope your dad will defeat cancer. Livestrong!!

  27. Cat

    We are sorry that cancer touched your grandmother and Paws and Beth!

    Let's Livestrong and Lovestrong too 🙂

  28. Gracie =^o.o^=

    Such a beautiful tribute.
    Together we all show our support in making cancer awareness today. Too many lives have been lost. Hopefully some day cancer will be something of the past never to worry about again.

  29. Mishkat

    We're very sorry to hear about your grandma Elaine, and about Paws & Beth. But we're very glad your dad is doing well – sending him (and all of you) many purrs.

    xoxo from
    Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

  30. Jana

    Thank you for your moving post today, Brain. We appreciate all you do to raise awareness for important issues, pertaining to both us feline types and our beloved humans.
    ~Casper and Angel~

  31. Admiral Hestorb

    Brian, me and mommy thank you for you post. My mom's human mom was taken away from her by cancer and it has attacked mom's sister in law and her brother just passed away end of July because of cancer.

    We are proud and happy to support Livestrong and grateful that it exists for us to support in ways that we can.

  32. Miss Kodee

    I think your post rings true for many of us; cheering on survivors and remembering those who fought hard. Hoping Livestrong will help many.

  33. Kate

    Cancer runs in our family 🙁 The disease took my dad, cousin, 2 uncles and grandfather. And incidentally, one of my cats died of liver cancer years ago. Hugs and prayers to everyone who are fighting against it. We really need more awareness. Thank you for reminding us 🙂

  34. meowmeowmans

    Such a lovely tribute to your Grandma, Dad, and the two kitties who came before. We sure are glad your Dad is doing so well now. Together we can find a cure! LIVESTRONG

  35. Fin

    What a lovely tribute. So sorry you lost loved ones to this awful disease. Purrs that they find ways to discover it faster and help people and furries survive it.

  36. Cat Street Boyz

    Some enemies are hard to fight like cancer. It's sneaky and hides in the shadows because that is the only way it can win. We are so glad your Dad is winning against this monster. =^Y^=

  37. Bibliophile By the Sea

    Brian, This was a beautiful tribute post. Our family too has lost many loved ones to the big C.

    Thanks for highlighting the importance of awareness.

  38. Keiko

    Wonderful post, Brian! We reflect on how many lives it touches, in the past, present and future. We pray that a cure will be found and that cancer will become a thing of the past. LiveStrong!
    Many purrs,
    Keiko, Kenji, Pricilla & Yuji

  39. sagechronicles

    Cancer is an insidious disease and affects way to many of us. Unfortunately, even with all the recent treatment advances, if cancer is not caught early, it's still an uphill battle.

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