On February 23rd I'll be walking in the San Diego K9 Cancer walk, benefiting the Morris Animal Foundation. We walked last year with my Golden Retriever Meetup group, and we were thankful that we had 4 very healthy dogs.
Shortly after the walk, one of our girls, Jill (aka GiGi) was diagnosed with a hemangiosarcoma on her front right paw. We were lucky and caught it in time. We had her toe amputated, and she recovered 100%. She runs around, no worse for the wear, and is again, a healthy, happy girl.
Up until the 1st of February, we were planning on walking in her honor. She is a cancer survivor, and we felt lucky. Then, as you know, we lost our boy Jack. Sudden, shocking, and sad. He had a massive splenic tumor that ruptured. Most likely another hemangiosarcoma. This time we weren't lucky.
So, on February 23rd, we will be walking both in honor of Jill, and in loving memory of our beautiful boy Jack.
If you have the desire to make a donation to our team, we would greatly appreciate it. Any amount is wonderful. I am the team leader. Here is a link if you are interested.