VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

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Did you guys read the update on Tink and Pink this week? After reading Johanna’s update on Tink the Dachshund and Pink the pig I got to thinking about poor little Tink and her medical problems. I was hoping that she was going to be okay and that her tumor would not be cancerous.

It’s funny how sometimes when you hear news, good or bad, you often times hear more related stories. In this case as I was thinking about Tink’s health a friend of mine emailed me this upcoming dog event:

VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk

Saturday, November 15, 2008

10:00 AM

Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula
Start at Catalina Landing

320 Golden Shore
Long Beach, CA 90802-4243

Brief Description:
For the second consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance is leading the charge in raising awareness of the nation’s number one disease-related killer of dogs and cats with a fun-filled 3K (1.8 miles) walk for both people and their pets. This year’s K9K carries participants along a picturesque trail through the Rainbow Harbor boardwalk and Shoreline Village Lighthouse Peninsula area in Downtown Long Beach, California.

Additional Information
Pet owners and their canines will walk in unison to help raise money for the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF). All registration fees will be donated to this non-profit organization focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer in pets and people

Registrants for the second annual VPI K9K Pet Cancer Awareness Walk receive entry to the K9K, a commemorative T-shirt, a bandana for their pooch, and post-event refreshments.

$25 before Nov.1, $30 after

Online Registration Closes:
11/14/08 11:59 AM


The online registration form is on Active.com at Pet Cancer Awareness Walk.

Pet Cancer Awareness Walk For Linus, Stetson, Or Derby

This is one of those events that any of my dogs can participate in. The question is which one should I bring. By this time Derby will be over 6 months old and should be able to handle a situation like this. However, Stetson is probably the most prepared to be in an environment with many dogs some well trained and probably some that are not so well trained. Finally, there’s Linus who would definitely not enjoy being in the company of so many strange dogs. Linus would probably be best suited to watch the other dogs walking and be allowed to choose how far or close he’d like to be to the action.

Regardless of who I decide to take this is definitely an event I’d like to participate in. How about you? Are you interested in joining us on supporting the Animal Cancer Foundation?

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