You may not know me, but maybe you have heard me barking from down the block, out my patio door, or even over the phone while you were trying to talk to my human.
I am not barking to be obnoxious. I am barking in honor of all fellow dogs we have lost due to cancer. Ok, sometimes I do randomly bark at the big beautiful German Shepherd that walks past my window every day. But only because I want him to know that I may be short but I’m still a good protector of my humans.
Lymphoma is one of the most common forms of cancer in canines. Sadly, without treatment, most older dogs with lymphoma only live for a few months. Luckily for dogs like me, the outlook for blood cancer in canines (and our humans) is looking promising.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is on a quest to cure blood cancer, including lymphoma, the disease that took a very important member of my human family.
I am writing today to ask for your help. I will be competing for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Dog of the Year. If I raise the most funds during the competition, LLS will name me as its Dog of the Year and I get to be in the winter edition of Modern Dog magazine. Can you believe that?
Why Dog of the Year when raising money for a cure for humans?
Did you know that treatment for cancer in dogs is very similar to treatment for humans?
Because humans and dogs are 85% genetically identical. Cancer affects both of these species in similar ways. Treatments for human blood cancer continue to be developed and modified for dogs with naturally occurring forms of cancer, and vice versa.
Did you also know that there is no other creatures on this earth that will give you 100% unconditional love 100% of the time like us dogs do.
We need to be together longer.
Please consider joining my pack and helping me spread awareness of my fundraiser and/or also donating to the LLC. The fundraiser ends on Aug. 26th.
The campaign unites doggy advocates from across the country and moves us closer in our common vision. A world where dogs and our human parents don’t get cancer. I am sorry for the inconvenience, but I will not stop barking until we find a cure.
All my love and kisses,