Sunday, October 02, 2011

Livestrong Day 2011

Hey, Sam here. Today we are here to honor those who have fought or are fighting cancer. Over the years we have known many who have been touched by this disease, whether human or furry. Some have won. Some have put up a long, hard fight but lost the battle.

We post our blog header here because it will be replaced in a few days with the autumn header, but we don't want to forget why we created it.  Cancer doesn't just affect the life of the patient, but family and friends also.

Zoolatry's Poppy Vic and Claudette of The Hudson Furkids are two humans we know are currently undergoing cancer treatment.

We have sometimes felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of people we are aware of who are suffering with some form of cancer. And each year we lose a large number of blogging furry friends to lymphoma or another type of this illness.

We post this in memory of all those we have lost and in honor of all those currently fighting to win.

We want to thank Milo & Alfie, Life from a Cat's Perspective, and Zoolatry for their time and patience in organizing cat and dog posts and this lovely slideshow for today.

(To turn on the music, move your cursor over the bottom of the slideshow, then click on the sound button, the one with the red slash through it.)

If you want to post the slide show, click on the link above. It is extra large so you might want to change the size to fit your blog post. We changed the width to 440 and the height to 400. Be sure to change it in both (2) places in the code.

To view the slideshow full screen, press the icon in the lower right corner and then press the ESC key (upper left on your keyboard) to return to your regular screen.

And don't forget the "official" furry blog We Livestrong Today.


  1. Such a Horrible disease!,,,, and we hope that a cure will be found really soon...... We luv your hat Sam ^..^
    Wonderful post,,,,
    LiveStrong ~

  2. Wonderful post and great pictures. Hugs and nose kisses

  3. Great post!!


    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  4. That was a beautiful post. Cancer is such an awful disease.Sometimes it seems like everyone we know is getting visited by the cancer monster. Lets hope for a cure soon.

  5. Great post. We remember those that lost the fight and support those who are living strong against it.

  6. That's a wonderful post, Sam.

    We're purring for All Beings affected by cancer...and sending purrs and purrayers for all to LiveStrong.

  7. What a beautiful post ~ thank you so much for supporting LiveStrong in helping to raise awareness about cancer.


    Love Milo and Alfie xx

  8. Great post Sam! I really believe we can whip the evil C if we will LiveStrong together!

  9. Love the post and love the pictures. Heartfelt. Livestrong.. HUgs GJ xx

  10. Sam you are so handsome!!! Purrs and hugs to you all. take care

  11. We wish for a world where no being is effected by this terrible disease!!!

    Livestrong and Lovestrong too :-)

  12. Purrs for all those who live with cancer or have lost to it. Great post today!

  13. Beautiful post and tribute to those that have fought and won and those that have fought and lost the battle with this terrible disease. We all must be stong and hopefully someday just maybe this disease will be gone.

  14. We, too, have been touched by cancer, and we join you in imagining a world without it. Thank you for such a wonderful, heartfelt post.

    Purrs, prayers hugs and love to you all. LiveStrong!

  15. Great post...LiveSTRONG, LoveSTRONG=purrfect...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

  16. Cancer is a terrible thing and like you said we all have been touched in some way. This is a great post. From the heart! Thanks for sharing.
    Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas, M Barb

  17. What a good post. We is so thankful we has not beed touched by the horrible C thing and really feel for those who have.
    ~lickies, Ludo

  18. nice way to spread the word
    Benny & Lily

  19. Thank you for your post and putting the slide show in it. What a wonderful way to remember those we've lost and celebrate the strength of those who are living life with caring and sharing.


  20. Nice Job Sam!
    Beautiful post. Thanks fur sharing your feelings with us.

  21. A simply beautiful post. There are so many to remember today, both gone from us and some still struggling. Live Strong and Love Strong.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  22. That is such a lovely post. We really like the slide show. Chandra did an excellent job on that. We are remembering all that we have lost. We also everyone can LiveStrong.

  23. You can just see by all the postings done today how nearly each one of us has been touched directly or indirectly by cancer. Just this past month my Mom had to undergo her third surgery for basel cell and squamous cell skin cancer. MOnday she has to have one other spot frozen. It is pretty obvious it runs in the family as my own battle with melanoma 20 years ago (CURED!!!).
    Heres to the hope that one day we will have a cure.

    Love Strong!

  24. We purr that one day there will be a cure for cancer.
    For today, we purr for those gone and the survivors.
    Livestrong, Tillie and Georgia

  25. Great post!! We purr for all of those that have lost their battle with cancer, and for all those still fighting. We purr for the day when cancer is no more! LiveStrong!

  26. That is a great post. Your LiveStrong header is fab and Sam is rockin' the LiveStrong hat! LiveStrong Dear Funny Farmers.

  27. Thank you fow that bootiful post of Stwenght and love
    I pway fow all of ouw fwiends fuwwy and hooman who awe fighting this howwid disease..PApa Vic and Auntie Claudette and too many othews need ouw pwayews and stwenght
    smoochie kisses

  28. Thanks for the info on how to embed the slideshow. It's a bit late for today, but we're including it tomorrow. You can never LiveStrong too many days!!

    We purr and pray for an end to this terrible disease.
    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  29. Grrreat post.
    We hate cancer and would love to see a world without it and the heartbreak it brings.
    Love & Purrs,
    Missy Blue Eyes
    Faith Boomerang
    Brutus Jr.
    Mom ML

  30. We are with you in hoping for a cure to cancer!

  31. Great post - and we love that hat!

  32. A really nice post! We enjoyed the slideshow. xx

  33. This is a lovely post. We are still catching up with all the LiveStrong posts and see you have credited us with helping to organise it. It wasn't us, it was Milo and Alfie.

  34. Wonderful and a great post!
    Thanks for sharing it with us :)


  35. We are late but joined out paws both hooman and dog for a cure!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx


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