Saturday, May 8, 2010

Think Pink

We just wanted to wish everyone participating in the Race for the Cure well today!  We registered this year with all intentions of participating, but a long, stressful week and a weather forecast of only forty degrees at race time have made us reconsider.  We'll still be there in spirit, like the cold-weather cowards we are!

For people who don't know what the Race for the Cure is, it's an event that was started here in our area twenty five years ago in honor of Susan G. Komen by her sister as a fundraiser to help find a cure for breast cancer.  My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so I know how important this event is.  The money raised by the Komen Foundation has gone a long way towards helping to find a cure and helping women (and sometimes men, too) cope with the battle against the disease.  Bunny and I had planned to walk today, but we'll still be cheering my younger sister on as she runs in our local 5K. 

For all the participants, we're cheering for you and thankful for your contributions.  To the cancer survivors out there, we celebrate your lives!  Hopefully one day there will be a cure for this devastating disease.

To answer the questions about where Bunny's collar came from, it's from Hounds 4 A Cause.  They have other things besides collars for sale.  I know that there are a few other sites who carry some pink ribbon merchandise for dogs, too.

We'd also like to say that we're participating in the first Pet Hop Blogging Roll today.  Hopefully the link worked and shows on the post when this goes up on the blog!  Thanks to the blogs who started this fun event.  If you're interested, click on the link in our sidebar and it will take you to Life With Dogs where they explain the event in detail!  Have fun finding some new blogs!

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  1. Do woo want me to go in your place?

    Those temps are right down my Siberian alley!


  2. Well Miss, my Mum is doing the 8k run tomorrow in an event called the Mother's Day Classic, its mothers day here is OZ tomorrow and unfortunatly I cant go but its raising money/awareness for Breast Cancer also.
    Its Mums first real race/run.
    I think your pink collar is ace. Its almost as pretty as you xx

  3. In the UK we call it Race for Life but the pink and the logo are the same. Good luck to all.
    We love your collar! We haven't seen those over here in the UK but will have a look.

  4. She looks very pretty in pink! I don't blame her for not wanting to go out in chilly weather. It might turn out wet, and we all know greyhounds melt in the rain!

  5. Mini marathon here in Indy today & it is 46- not good weather for my baby girl Tamara or me;-) Where did you get the collar, we always do the Race for the Cure here & I'd love to get a collar like that for my girl.

  6. Hello! We're here from the Blog Hop!
    Happy hopping :)

  7. Hello, fellow blog hopper. The rain and cold has us inside too. If you can't race, at least you can hop. And I'm so happy that your mom has come through on the other side of cancer!!


  8. Fantastic your Mom is a survivor of Breast Cancer. Glad to be part of Blog Hop and maybe help you bring more awareness to your race. Good luck.

  9. Yeah, the weather is icky here, too, and we hear you about the stress - it has been GO GO GO around here! Hope you take the day to rest up.

  10. I wish I could sent to you some of the 100 degrees we have here now!
    The Race for the Cure is pawesome, right?
    Good luck to everyone who is participating!
    Kisses and hugs

  11. Glad to see youre part of the blog hop too! That collar is so beautiful,I think i'm gonna try to find one for Schizer. Good luck to everyone participating in the Race for the Cure!

  12. Happy blog hopping today!
    Have fun at the walk/race :) I did a 5k race this morning!

  13. Stopping by to say hello from Pet Blogger Hop! I am so excited to meet new Pet Bloggers thank you for linking up.

    Two Little Cavaliers,
    Davinia & Indiana

    Beautiful Collar on a beautiful dog!

  14. i love miss bunny's collar! that is a grrreat idea. my mama wants to know where you had it made?
    thanks bunches 'n tons to all of you who take part in these races. my grammy is a breast cancer survivor like your mama!
    the booker man

    pee s -- thanks for helping make my mama feel better and telling her about those bite not collars!

  15. I'm following your blog from Pet Blogger Hop! I love the colloar your dog is wearing! That is such a great cause! Have a great weekend!

  16. Bunny looks so very gorgeous in her collar. I'm sorry it was too cold to pawticipate in it but isn't it a good feeling to know that so many are out there all together to help raise moneys for this very great cause? My dad's mom went to Heaven about 24 years ago cuz of that terrible sickness. But thanks to things like this, there's lots of women - like you - who have gotten better cuz of all the advances that have been made since then.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  17. I love the collar and the sentiment! The Races for a Cure have become so big and raise so much money. It's great to see!

  18. hello bunny its dennis the vizsla dog hay the satterday blog hop sownds fun but it clashes with my satterday matinay so i cannot play along!!! i hope yoo git lots of noo frends tho!!! ok bye

  19. Brrrrrr....I don't think I would be able to get motivated to walk in 40 degree weather either...:-)

  20. The "Human Race" was on here today, and granddaughter volunteered, with Daughter-in-law running it - woo hoo! Kudos to LWDs for the HOP!!!
    Hugs xoxoxo

  21. Thanks for joining the hop this weekend - love that collar! And yes, the link worked fine. :)

  22. Great Collar!! one of my past puppies and her handler did a Mini Marathon today as well, today must be a race day! :)

  23. Nice collar... Riley and I went to an obedience show and go today benefiting the same cause!


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