Image courtesy of LiveStrong.org
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.
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.