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Archive for November 18th, 2010

Allison Mae Photography Snaps Up Great Shots of Fort Collins Puppy Up! Walk

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 18, 2010

The photographs are coming in fast and furious. Here is a great gallery of photos taken at the Fort Collins, Colorado Puppy Up! Walk. Click on the link here and enjoy!

Thank you Allison Mae Photography for posting the great photos and Hope Lisle who got her lined us as the event photographer.

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White Whiskers Photography Captures Boston’s Puppy Up! Walk

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 18, 2010

If a picture is worth a thousand words (putting many of us who write out of business), this is one for the books — a beautiful gallery of photos from Boston’s Inaugural 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk on November 7th. Please visit Maria Andrews’ White Whiskers Photography and enjoy all the beautiful photos from that day. I recommend the slide show — go to the right top of the screen and click “slide show.” You won’t be disappointed!

Special thanks to Tracey Goodwin who was Boston’s Chief Puppy Up! Walk Organizer, and Maria Andrews for sharing her beautiful photographs.

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(2 Million) Dog(s) Tired

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 18, 2010

Our friend Bette Allen, owner of Tiny Growl, sums up her experience organizing the puppy up! Walk in her part of the world. It’s a great post and here’s just a taste. For the rest please follow this link.

Sundy Holland, Bailey and Syd.

It’s been nearly two weeks since my last post.  Other than when I first began blogging, I don’t think I’ve ever been quiet for quite so long.  I do apologize to my loyal readers, but it’s taken me all this time just to feel “normal” again.  The 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk was Sunday, November 7th and I can honestly say that I’ve never worked harder on anything in my life.  I’ve organized events before, but never for

Bette Allen and the puppy up! Crew from Seattle.

charity and never with a crew of less than a dozen people.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: fundraising ain’t no place for sissies.  You can quote me.  One nice side-effect is that I’ve lost nearly 10 lbs.  I call it the 501(c)3 diet and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

Vendors setting up.

The people that came to support Luke’s cause and walked with us on November 7th were there for those that they had lost.  They carried pictures of their dogs, held leashes that once connected them to their boys and girls and carried the memory of that loss with them as they walked.

Thanks to Bette and the folks in Seattle who came out and walked.

And thanks to all our City Leaders who put so much time and effort into such a great cause!

If you’d like to organize a Walk in your city or town for next year, or get People Tags.involved in any of our activities and events, please contact us through our web site.


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In The News

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 18, 2010

Reporter-Herald/Jackie Hutchins. Walkers and their dogs start their two-mile trek Sunday afternoon during the Puppy Up Walk for Cancer, raising money and awareness for canine cancer research.

Here’s a great article from The Reporter Herald about the 2 Million Dogs puppy up! Walk in Fort Collins …

By Jackie Hutchins for Loveland Reporter-Herald

FORT COLLINS — After Luke Robinson lost a Great Pyrenees dog to cancer, he and his two remaining dogs took a walk — a long walk.

The trio walked 2,000 miles over two years, from Austin, Texas, to Boston, Mass., to share his story and raise awareness about cancer in dogs.

That effort grew into a foundation and a national effort to bring dogs and owners together to raise money for cancer research to benefit both people and dogs.

Fort Collins and 11 other communities across the country held the 2 Million Dogs Foundation’s first Puppy Up walks on Sunday.

One of Robinson’s other dogs, 9-year-old Great Pyrenees Murphy, was treated for nasal cancer at Colorado State University in August.

For the rest of the article, please follow this link.

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