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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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Notice to Puppy Up! Jersey City Supporters

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 31, 2012

From the organizers of Puppy Up! Jersey City, we just received this:

Dear Puppy Up! Jersey City supporters,

Due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, City of Jersey City has understandably canceled all events for the upcoming weekend including Puppy Up!

We wish everyone in the area well as we recover and restore.

In response to your questions – Although we will not physically Walk the Walk, we continue to strive to reach our goal of $10,000. So, we encourage all supporters to visit us online and:

1. “register” to walk by Nov 1st;
2. Fundraise through Nov 4th;
3. Sponsor a team, walker or fundraiser by donating to them by Nov 4th;
4. Donate to Puppy Up! Jersey City by Nov 4th.


Because our availability is limited as we recuperate in Jersey City, please follow our Facebook and Kintera walk pages for updates. Thank you for your help and support… Puppy Up!

All the best to everyone who has met Sandy.

2 Million Dogs extends its heartfelt good wishes to ALL our friends, supporters, sponsors, and walkers throughout all the areas affected by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy.

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The 14th Of …

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 3, 2012

Ginger Morgan with Murphy, Luke Robinson with Hudson, and a multitude of friends and supporters walking the final mile together in Boston.

So Luke had this idea a while back.

If 2 dogs could walk 2,000 miles for cancer we could get 2 million dogs all over the country to walk.  On the same day and at the same time. I’m a very visual person and the impact of that would send shockwaves across the nation.  Literally – if we had a bunch of big dogs pounding the pavement in synchronicity.  

We chose the first Sunday in November for no reason other than auspicious weather in most parts of the country and out of respect for other walks.

This year, we have 25 cities walking on the exact same day (the others are rebels) but the Fuzzybutts can only be at one of them.  And this year, it’s the final stop on the first Summer of Murphy tour and I have something special in store and you don’t want to miss it. 

But it’s not up to me.  It’s up to you.  The city that raises the most money by October 14th is where we’ll be and you can click here to sign up for your local walk, start a team, and start fundraising. 

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Please Come To Denver In September

Posted by Erich Trapp on September 17, 2012

By now you’ve heard that Luke and The Boys are on their whirlwind Summer of Murphy Tour. They even have their new wheels decked out and wrapped with our logo.

Well, they’ll be in the Denver area this coming weekend (September 22nd through the 24th) and if you’re in the neighborhood, they’d love to meet you. Here’s where they’ll be (all times are local) :

Saturday, September 22nd in Arvada, CO they’ll be at Street’s Fitness from 9 to 11:30 AM, 12520 W. 64th Ave., 80004. The event is “The Fuzzybutt Fight Club: Knock Out Cancer.” Join Puppy Up! Denver for a free boxing class at Street’s Fitness and make a donation to 2 Million Dogs. Stop by and meet Luke and the Fuzzybutts and learn about their unwavering fight against cancer in people and pets.

Sunday, September 23rd from 10 AM to 1 PM The Boys will be at the Barkly Manor Doggie Daycare, 5010 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80220. This will be a Brunch/Bark & Greet. Luke will be telling stories about his travels while on the road, and about the mission of 2 Million Dogs. And of course, the Fuzzybutts, Hudson and Indiana will be there to steal your hearts.

And on Monday, September 24that 6:30 PM they’ll be at Woof in Boots, Denver’s Premiere Doggy Daycare and Pet Boutique, 719 W. 8th Ave 80204, in Denver. This is a Bark & Greet and Luke will be speaking there as well. It’s also where you can sign up (early registration) for the Denver Puppy Up! Walk. (You can read more about the Denver Walk below.)  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, browse the Art Gallery featuring the work of some of Denver’s best pet artists, share time with Luke and The Boys, and learn some of the latest things he’s discovered about cancer in pets and people.

Wendy and Deli are The 2012 Puppy Up! Denver cancer heroes. They are both breast cancer survivors and they will be leading the walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver on November 3. Won’t you join them? Sign up today at http://puppyupdenver.kintera.org/

And don’t forget to visit Puppy Up! Denver’s page on Facebook where you can keep up with the latest news on their Puppy Up! Walk.

The Second Annual Puppy Up! Denver Walk will be held at Stapleton Central Park in Denver on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012. Registration is 8 AM to 10 AM. The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a 2 mile walk and this event begins at 10 am. We will also be having a Puppy Up! Market and Festival that will include human and canine entertainment, food and drink vendors, pet related businesses and human and K-9 cancer related organizations.

Pre-register online at $30.00/person at www.2milliondogs.org > Click on walks > click on Denver

Day-of registration $35/person

For more information, please email Hope at: hope.puppyup@gmail.com

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Puppy Up! Las Vegas Style

Posted by Erich Trapp on September 16, 2012

Up close and personal with Hudson.

As part of the Summer of Murphy Tour, there will be a Bark and Greet this coming Tuesday, September 18th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Luke, Hudson, and Indy will be there to see old friends and make new ones.

Event Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM (all times local)
Event Location: Snooty Pets
Event Address: 8560 W. Desert Inn #D4, (Directly in front of Vons @ Desert Inn and Durango), Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A, 89117, (702) 396-5510

Learn about early cancer warning signs, share your stories, meet new friends and say hi to old ones. Each “fuzzybutt” will receive a free Snooty treat – handmade, with love, on the premises. See you there and … Puppy Up!

For more information, check out their page on Facebook.


And, if you’re a golfer, don’t forget about the Puppy Up! Open on the 20th at Boulder Creek Golf Course. You can read about that here and sign up for the game here.


And don’t forget about their Puppy Up! Walk, coming this November. Here are the details.

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Bruce Trent Park
8851 Vegas Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89128

On-site registration begins at 11:00AM
The walk begins at 1:00PM

PRE-REGISTER online $20.00/person at
www.2milliondogs.org > Click on Walks > click on Las Vegas
or: http://puppyuplasvegas.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1039471

Day-of registration is $25/person


Contact: Rhondda Stark Atlas

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Music City — Here We Come

Posted by Erich Trapp on August 26, 2012

Indy’s resting up for his trip to Music City, September 2nd. No doubt — he’s dreaming of Jackson’s Brunch Menu.

OK. So you wouldn’t know it to look at him, but Indy is pretty excited about heading to Music City on September 2nd!

Meet Indy, along with his brother Hudson, Founder of 2 Million Dogs, Luke Robinson, and Executive Director, Ginger Morgan (AKA Mommy G) this coming Sunday, September 2nd, at 3PM CDT at Jackson’s Bar and Bistro located in the center of Hillsboro Village one block from Vanderbilt University and three blocks from Belmont University and Music Row, 1800 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

Come enjoy some great company and delicious food and learn all about the Summer of Murphy Tour.

Nashville, TN (yes, THAT Music City) is their first stop on the Summer of Murphy Tour. (Click on the link to see their schedule of cities across the country.)

For more information on this event AND the 2 Million Dogs’ Nashville Puppy Up! Walk, please contact Sheila at sheila@2milliondogs.org.

For directions to Jackson’s, click here.

For news and updates on all 2 Million Dogs’ events and activities, our Puppy Up! Walks nationwide, and a complete schedule of The Tour, please visit our web page. And don’t forget to check out our new Puppy Up! Store.

While you’re at it, why not stop by and ‘like’ us on Facebook here.

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