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Friday, October 1, 2010

Livestrong Day!


Today is LIVESTRONG day, a day to recognize and support the millions of people who are currently living with and fighting cancer. We picked Gus to represent the House of Cats in our picture, because, well, he is our yellow cat, and today is a yellow day!

Almost a year ago, we lost our boy Floyd to lymphoma, which is a very common cancer in cats, and we lost my mother to breast cancer in 1994. My father, who passed away in 2003 also had colon cancer, and while it wasn't what took him, it was certainly part of the problem.

Right now there are millions and millions of people living with this disease, and there are lots of pets living with it too. We wish that this day didn't need to exist - we wish that no one had to go through what our loved ones went through, and we wish there was a cure. So if you haven't already, please, think about joining in and going yellow today to show your support! You can learn more about this event at the We Livestrong Today blog, and at LIVESTRONG.org.

Thanks!

37 comments:

Sweet Praline said...

I've gone yellow today. I'm remembering those who lost the battle and celebrating with the survivors.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are celebrating all sorts of survivors and remembering those who did not today.

Au and Target said...

We're hoping this day will help people and cats find good information and help.

Mr. Pip said...

Great post!! We lost two cats to cancer a few years ago - one very quickly and other over a long time.

Thanks for posting this!

Your pal, Pip

P.S.: Your new blog looks great!

lupie said...

So sorry about Floyd, your mom & dad.

Today, we pause and remember them.
How hard they have fought.
How strong they lived.

We too wish one day the big "C" word will no longer be a taboo to mention for there will be a bigger "C" - CURE.

Kea said...

Wonderful post, Amy.

We, too, are going yellow today, to honour and remember, and we're sending purrs and Light to All Beings who have been impacted by this disease, both directly and indirectly.

Forever Foster said...

We are thinking of you today, and sending big purrs. We hope they find a cure soon.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww Gus is looking so cool and lovely in his yellow shades!! Yay!!! And what a beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

This is such a fantastic way to remember all those we have loved and lost and all those who continue to survive and fight this disease.

Take care
x

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Great post, Amy! And I need sunglasses to look at your blog today :) Yes, we definitely need a cure and awareness is important.

the casbah kitten said...

We are YELLOW and purring for a cure!

The Paw Relations said...

What a great post! We hope that someday soon Cancer will be history

The Paw Relations said...

What a great post! We hope that someday soon Cancer will be history

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Looking good in the yellow sunglasses!!! May there be a cure soon!

Live Long & Live Strong!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

A very special day for all who have been, are now, or will be in some way affected by this horrible disease. What a wonderful show of support from the blog world.

Very nice post, so sorry to see you too have been so impacted by cancer.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

That is a very beautiful post you did today. I just know we can LiveStrong together, we must!

Hannah and Lucy said...

That was a lovely post - very thoughtful. Cancer is a dispicable disease that ruins so many lives in both humans and animals- we hope a cure is found very soon.

The Monkeys said...

We love your yellow shades!

We miss Floyd and send you big purrs!

Mishkat said...

Wonderful post, Amy! We're purring in memory of your parents - and Floyd too.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank you from our hearts for supporting LIVESTRONG day by going yellow.

Blessing to all those who are currrently fighting cancer, are cancer survivors, or who have lost their lives to this terrible disease.

LIVESTRONG always.

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

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

Great yellow post. I've gone yellow today, too, and am honored to be part of this event. So sorry for your losses. This is a disease that must go.

Mumsy said...

Very nice post. Leaving you hugs and nose kisses from all of us at Mumsy's.

Cory said...

We hope if we look at the world through yellow glasses, it would be a world without cancer.

We are purring in honor of the survivors, those still fighting the fight and ::bows head:: those we have lost.

GreatGranny said...

Sorry your parents lost the battle. I so hope they find a cure for humans as well as pets.

Simba said...

We are sorry for the loss of your parents and Floyd. Your post is wonderful, and so definitely yellow! Great job.

In memory of those who lost the fight, and in honor of those who won, or are still battling.

Livestrong!

Cat said...

Great post Amy! We're also yellow today...let's Livestrong and Lovestrong too :-)

Tamago said...

This is a lovely post. We are all going yellow today and livestrong!

BeadedTail said...

We're thinking of you and sending lots of purrs your way. We're also purraying they find a cure for the horrible cancer.

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Visiting today has made me even more aware how this terrible disease worms its self into families and destroys anything in its path. I don't think there is a blogging family that hasn't been affected by this! 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.

Maggie Mae said...

What a wunderful post today. LiveStrong!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

cats of wildcat woods said...

Thanks for joining in today. Sending purrs for all who lost their fight with cancer to to those who are still dealing with it.

TwoSpecialWires said...

What a beautiful show of support for everyone affected by cancer, and for the worldwide efforts to find a cure. Your post is wonderful. In so many respects.

Thanking you for joining us. Together.
LiveStrong
Jake and Fergi

Remington said...

Great post! And Ozabella thinks Gustin ROCKS! BTW -- surgery is OFF for Monday....just in case you were going to put something on your blog....have a fun weekend!

Fin said...

Purrs that they find ways to discover it faster and help people and furries survive it. Sorry for your loss, hugs.

caspersmom said...

Gus you look so nice in your yellow glasses. You have a very nice LiveStrong post today. We are hoping and praying that a cure for the dreadful cancer will be found. The sooner the better.

Casper

ZOOLATRY said...

To one and all, in this wonderful "house"... we, too, remember and miss Floyd... but today, in his honor, with so many others, we will LIVESTRONG.
Thank you for being part of this special day. And give Gus a chin scritch from us, he makes an excellent spokesperson for all of you!

Eric and Flynn said...

We have gone yellow.
We honour those who have survived cancer, and remember with sadness those who didn't.

Rene said...

Gus is a perfect spokes-cat for Life Strong day!