Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Message from Mitzi

Hi!  It’s me, Mitzi!  I’m not sure where all the other critters disappeared to, but I is the only dog around here now.  So when Mama Jean is too lazy busy to blog, I hasta do it for her.

But that’s okay, because I haz something Very Important to blog about.  It is about my family and bicycles and cancer.

Me and my Auntie Sooze
I luvs her lots.

Y’see, I had visitors the other weekend.  My Auntie Soooze and Uncle Franklin came to see me, all the way from Vancouver, and they didn’t bring a car.  They rode their bicycles!  Well, not on the ocean – they took a ferry for that – but all the rest of the way, via Tsawwassen and Nanaimo to Crofton, and back again via Salt Spring Island.  That’s a lot of peddling!

Mah Uncle Franklin and Auntie Sooze
riding down MY street!

And why would they do that?  Other that it being a boootiful weekend for a ride?  Well, they is training for a very important event that happens at the end of the summer – The Ride to Conquer Cancer! 

Readers might remember that I came to live with Mama Jean when my first mama, Mama Anita (who was Auntie Sooze’s sister), died of pancreatic cancer. But y'know what? Auntie Sooze’s mama and papa also died of cancer, and Mama Jean’s papa died of cancer, and lots and lots of people in our circle of family and friends have been hit by cancer - some are cancer survivors, some died, and some are currently battling cancer.  Even my Mama Jean had skin cancer about thirty years ago, but surgery and radiation got rid of it.  A lot of people aren't that lucky though, which is why the doctors and scientists have to do lots and lots and lots of research to find ways to beat it.

So on August 29 and 30th,  Auntie Sooze and Uncle Franklin are participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, riding their bicycles all the way from Vancouver BC Canada to Seattle Wa USA!  That’s like TWO HUNDRED kilometers! (And don’t tell them I said this – but they ain’t no spring chickens – I happen to know Auntie Sooze is only a few years younger than Mama Jean, and that is ANCIENT!).  But they is practicing lots and they is fit and they is looking forward to a hard cycle and a good time.

Ah'd have to have a helmet to participate - -
and much longer legs!
And because the ride is all about raising money to support cancer research, my Auntie Sooze wants to raise lots and lots and lots of money. On the Ride to Conquer Cancer website, you'll find her page here, where she tells you all about why she’s participating and how you can help.  

I gave up my treats for a month, and told Mama Jean she had to give up her treats too (and let’s face it, a bottle of good scotch costs a lot more than a little ol’ bag of dog biscuits!).  So I’m hoping some of you might give up your treats for a month – or even just for a week – or a day -  and help sponsor my Auntie Sooze.  Cause it’s a really good cause and she is workin’ really hard to get ready for it. 

Any closer we get to conquering cancer is good not just for humans but for us dogs too – because lots and lots of dogs battle cancer and the more we know about it the better. 

Bye Auntie Sooze!
Haz a good ride!
So please consider sponsoring her. You can donate online, by clicking her link to take you to her Ride to Conquer Cancer page, and then clicking the donate button on her page. It’s that easy!  Here’s the link to her page again:

Love and hugs, Mitzi

(PS:  If you sponsor my Auntie Sooze and send me your mailing address using the email link at the side of my blog, I’ll even send you a personal thank you card with an autographed photo of me! How’s that for bribery? Mitzi )

1 comment:

Marie said...

Hi, Mitzi, you did very well with your posting and I'm happy to hear that you had a nice visit with your company.
I was over in your area but only for a few days and didn't have time to come and see you. However in August I plan on being there longer and will for sure find the time to come and pet your curly little head. Say Hi to Auntie Jean for Sparkle and I.