Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tonka and Pam Puppy Up!

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Tonka and I have a couple of FB friends that are really awesome people working hard for a great cause. The cause is canine cancer which is now something that has struck Tonka twice and will be what eventually ends our journey. The fact of the matter is that cancer is becoming more and more prevalent in not only humans but also our companion animals and we need to find out why.
Luke Robinson is at the forefront of this cause and has been since cancer took his beloved dog Malcolm in 2006. In 2008 he and his two Great Pyrenees Hudson and Murphy traveled from town to town from Austin, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts on a journey of 2000 miles. The trip became the 2 dogs 2000 miles walk to raise awareness and try to find an end to this horrible disease. Tonka and I followed him on that walk through Twitter and sent a tweet or two his way from @Tonka_Dog.
Recently I had a phone conversation with Luke about my boy Tonka and his tumor, unfortunately Luke has become quite an expert on canine nasal tumors. Not long after their legendary walk his boy Murphy was taken away from us all too soon by one. The thing about Luke that resonates immediately is how much he truly cares about life and how passionate he is about stopping this insidious disease from taking it away so quickly. His passion has fueled the 2 Million Dogs 2 Miles organization whose tag line is -  cancer. touches. everyone.
The premise is simple, get 2 million dogs to walk in a series of smaller events across the US.
These walks are known as the PuppyUp! walks and are spread out all across the country. My friend Pamela Pyle is doing the Texoma walk in November in honor of Tonka and Swee'Pea. You can find out more about the walk here and help her out on her personal donation page here.

Help my Friend Pam Please

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