Thursday, November 14, 2013

Canine Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Canine Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!! We have a lot of talented ladies with some great projects to share with you today with the theme of Dogs...

Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs will be diagnosed with cancer?!

This is the very same cancer that takes many young children's lives also. Humans and dogs suffer from the same cancers and I believe when there is a cure for human cancer there will be a cure for Canine cancer also. So we must all stick together and not only hope for a cure but bring awareness to these horrible cancers!

So there will be blog candy for this hop! You will have to do a few things to be entered in it but they are super easy But the CANDY IS......A $10 gift certificate from Me...and Miriam was super nice to match with another $10 gift certificate so 1 winner will get a total of $20 to spend in Miriam's shop! HOW COOL IS THAT?!

1. Be a follower of all of the blogs in this hop and also leave some love!
2. Head over to  and follower her page
3.Go to Miriam's Facebook Page and let her know you are stopping in from the hop
4. Stop over at Pet Care RX and like their page because each like this month will get the National Canine Cancer Foundation 50cents!!!! Every Penny Counts when it comes to finiding a cure!!
Just stop back at : Amanda's Blog and tell her you have completed each one

Remember Together We are the CURE!!!!

I did an 8 x 8 layout to frame and hang. The paper is paper I've had lying around from a company that no longer exists.

This is my sweet baby Waggles who was a pound puppy. Doesn't she look like the famous pound puppies from the late 80's and early 90's. We rescued her from a kill pound and discovered we have one of the sweetest dogs that ever lived.

She's had a hard life for the most part. She was bread before she was a year old because I got her when she was about a year old and she had already had puppies at some time. This and her breed (American Bulldog) have left her with hip dysplasia and we have been lucky enough to keep the pain levels down by turning her into a couch potato. Doctor's orders.  She also had Valley Fever when we got her. It's a spore that lives in the dirt in desert ares and we were lucky enough to be able to get it under control right away so she doesn't have any health problems or is on meds for it.

Finally, she had a lump show up on her side when she was about 2 years old. I ignored it thinking it was a mole due to her breed since they do get them but it kept getting bigger and finally the children noticed how large it had gotten and asked me to take her to the vet. It turned out to be cancer and she had another small tumor too. Both were removed and she is one healthy dog now. They told me the type of tumors she had are common with her breed and that I need to keep an eye on her for growths in the future.

Waggles loves children including babies, rides in the van and she knows the words ride and van. You don't even need to use them in a sentence and can say them in a monatone voice and she'll get all excited. Her favorite toy is her once stuffed monkey that she has pulled all the stuffing out of. We put it back in and she would pull it back out. It's a deflated monkey now. She loves to chase balls and will bring it back to you but she won't give it to you. It becomes a game of keep away.

We just got a cat and were worried about how she would react. She has excepted him even though she's not too happy about it. I have a funny video of the two interacting that I need to post on my Facebook.

There are so many other great things I could tell you about her but I know all the pups in this hop are as special to their families is my pup is to ours.

Please continue on to Gerda's blog.

Line up includes:

Amanda -
Jearise -
Gerda -
Carla -
Kanan -
Cornelia -
Maria -


  1. Love your LO! What an amazing story! Thank you for being part of this hop with me


  2. Your dog - I just want to cuddle with her! Great paper - so perfect!

  3. What a adorable layout! Love it! Great to be in the hop with you! Have a wonderful day.

  4. Very nice layout!!! Waggles is adorable and I am glad she is doing well... I have two westie maltese.. brother and sister 8 tears old,, So far the only issue we have is she has some arthritis ... they are my babies,, I also have a short haired black and white cat and a himalayan that I just adore :),,,,, great hop

  5. Sweet project. And our pup (5 mo.) is working on deflating a stuffed fox! DD keep sewing up the spots she chews open. We'll see how long it lasts.


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