Friday, February 19, 2010

The Pink Parade

Sissy, with the help of her secretary, Chan, is presenting the Pink Parade to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer.

Morgan is joining.

Morgan knows that breast cancer strikes not only humans, but dogs, too.

Samba knows that human ladies must do monthly breast exams to check for lumps and bumps.

She says be sure your Mom does a check for lumps and bumps when she gives you those great belly rubs.

One day while rubbing my dog Libby's belly, I noticed a little lump, about the size of a baby pea. I took her to the vet the next day and she had a partial mastectomy. Libby lived another six years in good health, so those quick exams are very important for all of us.

My best friend Sue is a breast cancer survivor. Just five months after we moved here, she found a lump and it was malignant. We talked on the phone daily, sometimes several times a day, for two years while she went thru treatment. Now she's been cancer free for eight years and counting.

Call or email the people you love and even those you just kinda like and urge them to get a mammogram.


SissySees said...

What a beautiful post! Thanks Samba, Morgan and Sue!

Lapdog Creations said...

Morgan and Samba, you look FABulous in pink!

Marjie said...

Your girls are cute in pink. Thor won't wear clothes. We had a hard time even getting him to wear Patrick's sunglasses a little while back!

LizzieJane said...

Great post Sue. Not only for us ladies and men, but as you point out, our pets too.
Have a great weekend!

Sam said...

That's a great post. I discovered something on my cat a few years ago, and thought for sure she had a mammary tumor. Turns out it wasn't anything, but I'm glad that I was in-tune enough to find it.

gMarie said...

Lovely post. Samba looks very, very concerned and beautiful in her pink top! g

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

What a great post - we all need to be reminded - and even men get breast cancer too.

Scout and Freyja said...

Breast cancer took my mother from me. It's such a miserable disease. We stand in PINK SOLIDARITY with you!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

A great reminder to all!! And such a cute way to do it.

Have a great weekend.

Woos, Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Dianne said...

Great post, and lovely ambassadors!