2 Million Dogs – The Blog

Cancer. Touches. Everyone.

From Puppy Up! Denver

Posted by Erich Trapp on November 1, 2012

“The Dog” by Francisco Goya.

I found the artwork posted by Puppy Up! Denver on Facebook so compelling I wanted to share it with all our blog readers.

Puppy Up! Denver writes:

One in three. One in three. ONE IN THREE. That is how many dogs get cancer, and they get the same cancers people do. Cancer doesn’t care that it already kills 7 million people a year. It will kill half of those one in three dogs each year too. But it doesn’t have to — and that’s why we walk this weekend, the first [weekend] in November, which is National Canine Cancer Month. STOP CANCER IN ITS TRACKS. Because Cancer. Touches. Everyone.

[PAINTING: *The Dog* by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Oil mural on plaster transferred to canvas, 51¾ × 31¼ inches. Painted on the walls of Goya’s small house on the bank of the Manzanares River between 1819 and 1823, when he was at work on his series *The Disasters of War* and wanted to surround himself at home with something more inspiring, for his own pleasure (though his mood darkened the longer he worked on the war series). Never intended for public viewing, the fourteen works featuring dogs were removed fifty years after his death, now on display in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. Antonio Saura, one of Spain’s most influential modern painters and writers, called *The Dog* “the most beautiful painting in the world.”]

There’s still time to participate in this year’s Puppy Up! Walks around the country. Please follow this link and join us.

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