Saturday, October 31, 2009

In Honor of Malcolm's Birthday

Today, October 31, Luke’s beloved Malcolm would have been 11 years old. As you all know, the love shared between Luke and Malcolm, Luke’s first Great Pyrenees, and his passing due to cancer was the inspiration for the beginning of 2Dogs2000Miles and the walk that has already taken Luke, Hudson, and Murphy over 1500 miles and through 11 states.

Malcolm was a beautiful boy – you merely have to look at his picture to realize that. Luke said, “He had a generous nature and always shared his happy disposition with everyone he met.”

As you may also know, we’re getting ready to print Memorial Shirt #5. This is the shirt Luke wears as he walks across the country, imprinted with the names of the dogs who have passed from cancer and who all walk with them in spirit: “Malcolm was my inspiration behind the walk but what keeps me going when the day grows long and the terrain proves tough is all of the angels walking with us.”

In honor of Malcolm’s memory we are waiving the usual minimum donation this weekend and inviting anyone who has lost a dog to cancer to write us and we’ll include their dog’s name on Memorial Shirt 5.

If you’d like us to include the name of a dog you have lost to cancer, please email me directly with the first and last name of your dog(s) and your name as well. Dogs’ names are printed with first name and last initial, e.g.: Linga T.

Send your information to:, and put in the subject heading “Memorial Shirt 5.” I will send you a confirmation email that I have received your information. Should you NOT receive a confirmation email before midnight, November 1, please try again.

There are already over 100 dogs on Memorial Shirt 4. We hope you’ll add your dog’s name to shirt 5 so that he or she may join the walk with Luke, Hudson, and Murphy.

Deadline is November 1, at 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

By the way, ALL the dogs who were in both last year’s and this year’s calendar contests, who have already passed, will also automatically be included on the newest shirt.

Happy Birthday, Malcolm! Thank you for inspiring such greatness and generosity in so many people and their beautiful dogs.

puppy up!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Recent News October 29

1. Where Are They?
2. Twitter & Facebook
3. Recommended Reading/Viewing
4. New puppy up! Blog up
5. Please Think Good Thoughts

1. Where Are They? -- The Boys made it through Baltimore with a few new adventures under their belt/collars, but are now on Route 40 and will be on that route all the way to Wilmington. Wednesday, October 28, they did an interview with ABC as they walked through Rosedale, Maryland.

The video angles of them walking on the shoulder of the road with traffic speeding by gives you some idea of what their average day is like as they walk through the bigger cities.

Please note the nice little tease at the end from the announcer … something to whet people's appetites for what's to come after Boston…

Thanks to reporter Kelly Swoope and ABC for such a nice interview.

In other news, Luke's now working on his fourth pair of boots. He said he couldn't find the Vasque boots he's used to so got Asolo instead – and says, "The jury's still out" on them. Nothing like walking 10+ miles a day to break in a new pair of boots.

2. Twitter & Facebook – Some of you may be following Luke, Hudson, and Murphy on Twitter, some of you may have found them on Facebook. Luke is still using Twitter, and occasionally so are Hudson and Murphy, but they're using Facebook more these days because they can upload longer stories to go with their photos. If you'd like to follow them on Facebook, just "friend" them. (To some of you this will mean a great deal – to others, nothing at all.) You can also "friend" Hudson and Murphy. You can find their Facebook page by searching on FB for "Hudsonandmurphyrobinson." They'll be happy to befriend you!

3. Recommended Reading/Viewing – I picked this off this post on Facebook today by our good friend and long-time supporter Tina. She posts: "Watch this video and let it warm up your heart. Many thanks to Hudson and Murphy (2 Great Pyrenees dogs) who are walking with their "Dad" , Luke, from Austin to Boston to create awareness for canine cancer for this link. I love it and you will too!!" (Thanks, Tina!) Here's her link. The title is: "A Closer Look At Animal Welfare Issues : THIS ENTRY IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO THINK YOUR PET YOU DROPPED OFF AT YOUR LOCAL SHELTER WON'T REMEMBER YOU."

Tina is a long-time animal advocate and takes on local, national and worldwide issues affecting animals today. Tina is a TV talk show host and has been a guest on other TV and radio programs throughout Berks County PA and beyond.

4. New puppy up! Blog up – I'll be posting ALL the calendar stories (this year's and last year's) in the next few days, as time permits, but I'd like to direct you to a very informative puppy up! blog recently done by Lonna Coleman about her dog Salty and his cancer and treatment. As Lonna wrote to me in her email, "While considering radiation as one of the cancer treatments for Salty, I really wanted to see photos of the effects of radiation on the skin but found nothing. So, I was determined to document it during Salty's treatment with the intention of sharing it with others." The good news is that Salty is doing well. As we all know, fear of the unknown is daunting. I hope you'll take time to visit the puppy up! blog, and please feel free to leave supportive comments and helpful advice. They are always welcomed.

5. Please Think Good Thoughts –

You may remember Maddie M. She was in this year's calendar contest. She's a beautiful Bullmastiff tripaw diagnosed with osteosarcoma at the end of January 2009. She became a tripaw in February. She was cancer free when her people entered her in the calendar contest and had her checkup just recently. Well, the checkup wasn't good news. During her visit to the University of PA they discovered her cancer has metastasized to her lungs. Please think good thoughts for Maddie, her Dad and Mom, Brad and Kathy, and all Maddies' family and friends.

Also please think good thoughts for Katie, 8 year old Eskie of Celeste. Katie is fighting an aggressive form of liver cancer. We heard from Katie and her Mom Celeste, who writes: "It's one day at a time for us. The chemo lowered Katie's white blood cell count so she's on antibiotics. She seems fine and is eating well so that's a good sign. We're just trying to enjoy each day we have with her. Take care and thanks for thinking of us."

puppy up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Of Flying Elephants, Mystical Beasties, Balloon Boy, and Trail Magic

So today The Boys are walking walking walking on the WB&A Trail. A beautiful day. Sunny. Not too cool.

And then Luke texts: And the walk comes grinding to a halt. The trail drops off about 20' into a river the width of a football field. There’s a collapsed bridge but pretty treacherous...
Just discovered that is the Patuxent River and impassable. What a pickle we're in. Now why aren’t I travelin’ with flying elephants or that thing in Neverending story?

Whoever made the MD bicycle map needs a firing. It indicates nothing about the WB&A trail falling off into a river nor were there any signs on the trail.


Fortunately we didn't need Balloon Boy or flyin' elephants to cross the river today because we have trail magic. I studied my gps to find where we could cross the Patuxent River. Nearest bridge is a day’s walk and didn’t know if it was safe for us - so many here aren’t. Then John and Pauley and Rusty walk by and offer us a ride across.

PS: There are 2 things you've got to know about this story: 1. Since on the WB&A Trail we had seen only a few people and 2. John & Pauley lost a lab to cancer. What are the odds? Trail magic.

Pictured is John, who gave them a ride across the river. Thanks, John!

Recent News October 20

Where Are They? The Boys had a stretch of bad weather for a few days and had to remain off the road. They stayed in a motel and then with friends and host family the Donelsons, who themselves have two Great Pyrenees. Andy writes: "Our youngest daughter, Tabi, loved playing with the boys. When Hudson jumped up to give his hugs, he was face to face with her. So I think both Huds and Murphy got lots of good lovin' this weekend … Our boys are two litter male Pyrs that we acquired from Paige [Segovia] when they were about 4 months old. Peyte and Corbynn will be 2 next month and really wanted to play with Hudson and Murphy … even though Hudson didn't care too much for our Pyrenees boys." Thanks to the Donelsons for seeing that The Boys were dry and well-fed while they waited out the weather!

Now the Boys are back on the road on the WB&A Trail. Last night they were camped out near a town called Bowie. It is getting rather cold – in the low 30s – but Hudson and Murphy decided the weather was still too warm to cuddle, so Papi was off by himself in the tent until early this morning when they decided it wasn't so bad to snuggle after all. Like Luke said, it's now definitely snuggle snuggle season!

If the weather stays fair they're planning on being on the road for the whole week as they want to be well on their way to Philly.

Deadline For Memorial Shirt #5 – Just a reminder that the deadline for Memorial Shirt #5 is October 21. The Memorial Shirt lists the names of all the angels who walk with Luke, Hudson, and Murphy in spirit. If you're interested in having your dog's name on Luke's next shirt, please follow the link here and contact Ginger for specific details at

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Traveling in Style at the Canine Cancer Caucus

If you've read the puppy up! blog, you've come across Lily's story, "Lily -- American Bulldog." It's quite a success story and we wish Lily many more years as a tripawed cancer survivor.

Recently her Mom, Hope, was one of the people who traveled to DC to be part of the Canine Cancer Caucus. Of course, Lily went too, and in style. They drove all the way from Colorado and stayed at the Hotel George while they were at the Capital. As you may remember, part of the Canine Cancer Caucus was a 2.5 mile walk, so Hope brought Lily's stroller along. We thought some of you might find this information interesting and helpful. Here's the scoop on Lily's stroller from Hope:

Lily's stroller is the Solvit HoundAbout Stroller for large dogs. I ordered mine on It normally retails for $249.99 but was on sale for $199.99 I first read about the stroller on the June 23 blog at The stroller is awesome. It was fairly simple to put together (although I had help from Carlos at Hotel George ). It folds down for storage and it fits in the trunk of my car. (I used a red garden wagon last year to pull Lily around when she was in pain and I could not close the trunk of the car when the wagon was in it.) The stroller weighs 41 pounds but I was able to lift it. I had quite a bit of difficulty trying to lift the red wagon. The stroller also functions as a dog crate on wheels. Lily is not the kind of dog that I can just turn loose in a dog park so having a rolling crate is a good thing for a dog like her. I only have one minor complaint about the stroller. It comes with a water bottle holder for the handlebars and mine does not want to stay in place. I think I just need to go to a bicycle store and get a water bottle holder there.

Hope Lisle & Lily, Washington DC, September 2009

Recent News

Where Were They? The Boys just finished two events this past weekend in the Reading, PA area. They had a great time and met some wonderful people including Frozen Woofys, Pam with Puppy Paws (check out her great line of jewelry), Barbara and Pat with Godfrey’s Dogdom , Barrie Pease, President of the Board of The Rescue League of Berk’s County and a host of other great people. Hudson and Murphy got all sorts of treats including some Frozen Woofys, and Luke had a chance to meet with a number of people who are interested in helping us going forward.

Where Are They? The Boys are back on the road, hopefully walking through the week (depending on the weather). They’ve finished the Towpath (they did almost the entire rails to trails — 315 miles), and as they reached Mile Marker 0 they were interviewed by CNS-TV's Chris Yu with the University of Maryland Capital News Service. You can view the news piece Chris did of The Boys at: Go to the left side and click on "2300 mile dog walk." A word of warning (and a good laugh) for those on dial-up who want to download the video (it comes as a zip file). Better stop by your local Internet CafĂ© or library. If your connection is like mine, the download time comes up as “time remaining: 1 day, 6 hours.” Don’t you just love technology? Anyway, the video is great (I finally did get to see it) and Chris Yu did a nice job. There’s also a nice cut to some archival footage of Luke and Malcolm playing together.

Luke texted me yesterday to tell me, “We’re a few miles from Maryland. Hope to make it to the beltway today but the sun is fading. We’ll find a park to sleep in. Urban camping – cool.” The next text was more typical of what we’ve come to expect of Luke’s urban adventures: “Just got my tent up in the woods in Colmar Manor Park and already the gunfire’s starting. Six shots and then sirens. Makes me miss the meth labs down South J” But this morning came word that they “made it thru the night OK. The Boys were very brave and protected their Papi.” They’re now on 450 where they’ll pick up the WB and A trail.

So where will they be going from here? Luke passed by The White House and left a puppy up! bracelet on the fence, then headed towards Baltimore and the WB and A Bike Path. He originally planned a route through Harrisburg, and is close enough to do a limited number of events should those of you in the Harrisburg area have events you’d like to invite them too. But Luke really wants to make a beeline to Philadelphia and be there by Thanksgiving and in the Manhattan area by the Holidays. If you are interested in inviting The Boys to an event, whether in the Harrisburg area or further on down the road in Baltimore, Philly, or NYC, please contact Ginger to make the necessary connections:

In The Media – Aside from the great video piece by Chris Yu there’s the Reading Eagle On-Line article about The Boys here and a new puppy up! blog here with guest blogger Laureen Straw.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wag’N Along 2 Dogs 2000 Miles by Ines de Pablo

Few people and pet parents realize that pets, just like humans, are at risk for canine cancer. Like us, animals have lungs, hearts, livers and kidneys, mucous membrane, eyes, noses, muscles, tendons, allergies, cells, blood types, etc. Cancer is unfortunately one of the aspects we wished we differed in.

Wag’N is dedicated to pet safety. We’ve taken an all-encompassing approach to the subject and have been working to educate pet parents in the various facets of pet emergency mitigation, preparedness and response. We recognize that not all emergencies can be prevented. Education and awareness can however help us prevent and prepare for pet emergencies. Canine Cancer awareness included!

In June 2009, Wag’N Partnered with the Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Campaign to help raise awareness and help the foundation raise funds.

It was during that time that we learned about Luke Robinson and his quest to raise awareness about canine cancer. The story was very compelling and it turns out that Luke had also partnered with Morris K9 Cancer Campaign. Great minds think and wag alike!

Luke and his two Great Pyrenees, Hudson and Murphy, committed to walk from Austin, Texas to Boston, Massachusetts, stopping along the way to educate the public on their cause. In September Luke made it to the Nation’s Capital! We joined forces at the first annual Wag’N 4 The Cure event in Arlington, Virginia.

The “Boys” got a bath at the Bark’N Bubble in Ashburn Virginia on Saturday September 12 and wagged by the Dogma Bakery on Sunday September 13 for the Wag’N 4 The Cure Event!

Luke has incredible charisma and is a very funny yet extremely dedicated man. Throughout the day I had a chance to listen in to various conversations with members of his 'fan' club. His stories are nothing short of inspirational. It takes nothing short of dedication to travel the country on foot with two Great Pyrenees in tow, live in a tent and live on bare minimums, all that for a fantastic cause. Dedication doesn’t begin to describe his ongoing drive to help make this world a better and healthier place for our beloved pets.

We were especially touched by dedicated followers of his journey who drove all the way from Maryland to get a chance to meet with him and his pack. One particular couple touched us the most as their female dogs “Lexie” suffers from breast cancer. Luke’s engagement was heartwarming.

Hudson and Murphy enjoyed the bakery as soon as they arrived. Bully sticks, a birthday cake, tons of people (for attention and petting) and more bully sticks. They finally got a chance to stretch their legs - and help them digest all the bully sticks – during the 2K Arlington Walk 4 The Cure.

The event ended shortly thereafter. As Luke set off on the next leg of his journey to the Hill for the First Canine Cancer Caucus in Washington we are looking forward to next year! More great adventures. More experience and exposure to the topic of canine cancer, thousands more educated pet parents and safer pets. That is something to Wag About! 2 DOGS 2000 Miles keeps on Walk’N and we’ll keep on Wag’N 4 The Cure.

As they travel across the country, try to meet up with them and walk with Luke and the boys. If you can’t walk, blog, research, learn, follow, support and inspire. The cause is just. The team is right. The time is now.

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Special thanks to our friend Sheila Rinks for the use of her photos. Pictured directly above are: Bekye (Lexi's Mom), Lexi, Sheila, Hudson, Luke, Murphy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Frozen Woofys Get 8 Paws Up from Hudson & Murphy

Luke, Hudson, and Murphy recently had the delicious good fortune to meet Linda Drei, the President of LMD Products, LLC, the company that produces the scrumptious treats, Frozen Woofys. According to Luke, Hudson and Murphy really enjoyed their Barkin Berry treats and highly recommend them. We recently received a great email from Linda and we’d like to share what she had to say.

HI! It was wonderful to finally meet Luke on Saturday. The cause that Luke has taken up is near and dear to my heart. As I told Luke, I am very lucky to not have lost any of my boys to cancer. However, one of the reasons that we started making Frozen Woofys was because of the rise in canine cancer. I really started to pay attention to what was going into dog food after the “scare” in 2007. One day I was at my vet’s office and in conversation with one of the techs, I was shocked to discover that the dog treat industry is hardly regulated, if at all.

My father was diagnosed with cancer in 2005. (I am happy to report that he is a survivor.) With all the research I did on cancer, I really found that what we eat is very important to prevent cancer, as well as helping our bodies to fight and survive cancer. After reading all the ingredients in many dogs treats, with all their preservatives, additives, fat, sugar, junk, etc., I asked my vet that, with the rise of canine cancer, all this junk that goes into dog treats had to have some effect to why so many canines were coming down with Cancer. He could NOT dispute what I said. So we set out to have the best, 100% organic frozen dog treat on the market. Frozen Woofys are all organic, fresh, human grade, high quality ingredients, no preservatives or additives, etc. We are very pleased to say that the veterinarian community is now embracing our product and starting to sell it in their offices. We had full nutritional analysis on both flavors [Banana Rama Ding Dog and Barkin Berry]: very low fat, low calories and no processed or refined sugar. They are extremely healthy for our “Furry friends”. You can go to our website to see the locations where you can purchase our product in the Mid-Atlantic States.

I wish I could have had more time to discuss this very important cause with Luke. I think we could have talked for hours. We both have the same mission — to help educate dog owners on proper nutrition for their pets. Luke and I also agree that we all need to get together to make these large dog food manufacturers become more responsible with what they are putting into dog food and treats. I really am looking forward to a continued relationship with Luke as he continues to make public awareness on these very important topics.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Why They Walk

This is Jackson. He has an inoperable tumor in his cheek. What a beautiful face. Jackson epitomizes the spirit of puppy up!

Recent Photos

Luke, Hudson, and Murphy get to meet all kinds of people and pupples while they're on the road. Here's an action shot of some brand new puppies.

Here are Kathy and Ellie, two new friends they recently met on their journey

Here is Lake, a Swedish Golden Retriever. Luke never said how he knew Lake is Swedish. Barks with an accent, perhaps?

Is this just not the saddest thing? Luke titled this, "Can I's go too, Papi?" Like this dog never gets to go anywhere! Can you say, Guilt Trip?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New Puppy Up! Goodies

We have some new puppy up! goodies at the puppy up! store, just in time for the holidays. Check out the new puppy up! bandannas (notice the handsome dogs who are modeling), the new sweatshirt and T-shirts (smile for the camera!), and my personal favorite, the puppy up! baseball cap. (It is way cool and perfect for this time of year.) You can also show your support around town with a puppy up! bumper sticker (great for starting conversations and getting the word out) and we have a really nice puppy up! coffee mug as well. Check out all our goodies at our web site. Please note: the calendar and memorial shirt pictured are LAST year’s calendar and Memorial Shirt #4. If you want to order THIS year’s calendar and the upcoming Memorial Shirt #5, the link isn’t up yet. That’s on Luke’s ‘to do’ list.

BTW, please remember the deadline for adding your dog’s (or cat’s) name to Memorial Shirt #5 is October 21st. For more information visit: or email Ginger.

What's New?

Where are they? I just spoke to Luke (October 7, 2009 -- Wednesday morning) and they’re finishing the C&O Trail today. As of this writing they were at Mile Marker 5 and there are 40 MPH gusts that are pelting black walnuts down on them like mortar shells. Ah, Nature!

Once they leave DC they’ll be picking up 450 towards Baltimore and catching The Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis (WB&A) Trail. There’s a great article and some maps here.

Tonight they will be staying in Alexandria, VA with friends Lorraine and Mike and their Boston Terrier, Sluggo, who is a 2 year survivor of salivary gland cancer. (Way to go, Sluggo!) Lorraine has been following The Boys’ progress since they left Texas.

The plan is to reach Philadelphia by Thanksgiving and New York City by the Holidays.

They’re running a little behind schedule so they’ll be limiting the number of events they’ll be doing before they get to Philadelphia. However, once there, if you’d like to do an event with them or know of upcoming events and would like to invite them, please contact Ginger at:

Planning Ahead – Luke has had many productive meetings while in the DC area, making plans for the venture forward, for the events in Boston and beyond. He’s putting a Planning Committee together for Boston and would like to know if anyone has a couple of hours a week to dedicate to helping. Of course, Boston is still a work in progress and seems like a long way off, but it will be here before we know it. You need not be in the Boston area to help plan and coordinate events, contact people, etc. Again, please contact Ginger if you can help.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Memorial Shirt 5

Do you know about our Memorial Shirt? You may have seen it because Luke always wears one as he walks, and to just about every event he attends. As Luke says, “The Memorial Shirt is the most important part of my attire. This walk is for and about all of our beloved companion pets who have been touched by cancer. It is both an honor and a privilege to have them with us all the way. While walking, I only wear the Memorial Shirt.” ... “Malcolm was my inspiration behind the walk but what keeps me going when the day grows long and the terrain proves tough are all of the angels walking with us.”

Listed on the Memorial Shirt are the names of dogs (and even at least one cat!) touched by cancer – those who have passed and those still fighting the disease. Luke is presently wearing Memorial Shirt #4 but we’re getting ready to print Memorial Shirt #5 very soon. To get your dog (or cat) added to the upcoming Memorial Shirt is only a donation of $25.00 per name, and the name remains there for each new shirt printing.

Please contact for inquiries. The deadline for adding your companion’s name is October 21, so please contact her ASAP if you’d like a name added.

By the way, because of the overwhelming support and generosity of all who participated in this year’s AND last year’s calendar contests, Luke has decided to add the names of ALL the dogs from both calendars to Memorial Shirt 5. That’s well over 100 new names who will be added to those who already walk with them in Spirit.

Upcoming Events October 10th and 11th

Luke, Hudson, and Murphy will be in the Reading, PA area for two events next weekend. All times are local.

Saturday, October 10 -- The Boys will be at Godfrey’s Dogdom from 3 to 6 PM local time. Check out their web page for more details of all the events they’re hosting that day. Godfrey's phone number is: 610.777.5755; Toll Free Phone: 877-436-4366 (877-4-DOGDOM) and their address: 4267 New Holland Road, Mohnton PA 19540.

Here’s a summary of what Hudson, Murphy, and Luke will be doing at Godfrey’s Dogdom:

3:00-4:00 ”Meet & Greet" with Luke and his dogs -- Luke will arrive with Hudson & Murphy and talk informally with folks one-on-one.

4:00-5:00 "2 Dogs 2,000 Miles" Group Presentation -- Luke will share with the group a power point presentation about how he got started with his personal mission. There will be time for questions and answers. Luke is focused on finding the causes of canine cancer.

5:00pm "Walk with Us for Canine Cancer" -- Gather outside with your dog and take a walk our grounds, led by Luke, Murphy & Hudson.

5:30-6pm "Candlelight Remembrance" Ceremony for all pets we've lost to disease, not just cancer. Allow yourself time to share a moment with others who have experienced loss of a beloved pet and feel comforted by those around you.

Sunday, October 11 – Luke and The Boys will be at The 2nd Annual Carnival for the Animals at Berk’s County Animal Rescue League. ARL is situated along Kennel Road off Route 724 near Route 176 in Cumru Township. Their phone number is 610-373-8830. Check out their web page for more details. The day’s events start at 11:00am and run through 4:00pm at the shelter. Among the events will be: a Carnival and Chicken Barbeque (well, we know where Murphy will be!), a pie toss contest (Murphy on clean-up detail), I Like Dogs Book Signing, K-9 Police Dog Demo, Dog Training Demo by Awesome Dogs Demo, Pet Contests, and a Drawing for Chinese Auction.

It sounds like a great couple of days in the Reading, PA area, and we hope those of you in the vicinity will come out and meet Luke and The Boys.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Thank You!

There are many people to thank for the success of the Canine Cancer Caucus in DC this past September. Among them are: well, Hudson, Murphy, and Luke – of course! Our own Ginger Morgan (who should probably be Sainted after all this), Patti and Lydia Best, Diane Ward, Dee Bogetti, Kate Bland, of course Ashley Hughes, DVM and Chand Khanna, DVM, PhD who both presented talks at the gathering, The DC Parks Department and the people who helped plan the route (again and again), sponsors: HALO, Honest Kitchen, and Wagatha's, Costco for providing the water, FOX and ABC who came out and did some great video for us of the event. We’d also like to thank the host families in the area, including: Diane Ward, Theresa Fairbanks, Barbara Arnold, Katie McAuliffe, Lydia and Pat Best, and Caren Smith. Thanks to Caren Smith and Barbare Arnold who also hosted Ginger while she was in the DC area. And thank you to all who traveled near and far to be part of the event! If I have forgotten anyone, it wasn’t intentional. (BTW, if I’ve spelled names wrong, I blame it totally on Ginger. If I got names right, I did it all by myself!) Seriously, a very genuine thank you to ALL who participated and made the event possible.

Also thanks go to Marguerite Marsh for her blog recapping the Canine Cancer Caucus. If you haven’t already surfed over to her blog, please check it out. Thanks too to Jerry’s people at Tripawds for also promoting the Canine Cancer Caucus and our 2010 calendar. If you don’t know about Tripawds, they’re an excellent resource on all things tri-pawed. And extra-special thanks to my own personal friend and blogging buddy Bob the Bloginating Pit Bull Extra-Ordinary, who saturated the Internet with publicity about the Canine Cancer Caucus and the 2010 Calendar. If you haven’t yet read Bob and Daisy’s Blog, please check it out. It’s quite wonderful!

There were many more sites that published information on the Caucus and the Calendar. To list them all here would take up pages. But a Google search will tell the whole story. Thanks to everyone in the blogosphere and cyberspace who helped us!

Thank you to Marguerite Marsh for all the great photos of the event.