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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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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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OrthoPets –Prosthetic & Orthotic Solutions

Posted by Erich Trapp on August 27, 2012

Hope with Nakio, the only dog in the world with 4 prosthetic limbs. Puppy Up! Nakio!


Our long-time friend and supporter Hope Parker met some incredible people today. She writes, “Today I met the owners of a wonderful company in Denver [Colorado] called OrthoPets. They make prosthetics for pets that could possibly help some dogs who have lost a limb to cancer.”

About OrthoPets:

Our vision at OrthoPets is to improve our patient’s quality of life through innovative prosthetic & orthotic solutions.

We have found great success in implementing the same adaptive technologies used in the field of human orthotics and prosthetics to care for our animal patients.

OrthoPets strives to give each patient a second chance to enjoy a normal life. We have found our non-invasive health care options can drastically improve the quality of life for a wide variety of animals.

Partnering with various animal health care professionals and animal lovers alike, we endeavor to provide the best animal orthotic and prosthetic care available.

OrthoPets has made Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions available to veterinarians, animal physical therapists, allied animal health care providers, and patient owners alike. Through these relationships, OrthoPets continues to revolutionize Orthotic and Prosthetic Solutions to better meet our patients needs.

Learn more at OrthoPets.

Some of the prosthetics OrthoPets offers.

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Please Come to Denver in November

Posted by Erich Trapp on October 20, 2011

Allison and Pythagorus. (c) Allison Mae Photography.

Bring your pups and join in the fun and festivities for the Puppy Up! Walk at Stapleton Central Park in Denver, Colorado on November 6th  from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM local time. In addition to the 2-mile walk, we will be having A Puppy Up! Festival that will include human and canine entertainment such as music, flyball, agility and disc dogs. Our Puppy Up! Market will include pet businesses and pet cancer organizations along with human cancer organizations. Be prepared to come out and do a little early Christmas shopping. We will also have food vendors. Register online here.

Our Grand Marshalls/Cancer Heroes for the walk are Allison, an 11- year old brain tumor survivor and Pythagoras, a St. Bernard who is battling bone cancer.

Allison epitomizes the phrase “Puppy Up!” In addition to fighting back against a brain tumor, Allison decided to do something to help other families going through the pain and loneliness of cancer by starting The Stinkbug Project. Allison makes and sells dog biscuits, using the proceeds to purchase prison-trained dogs to give to other children who are battling cancer.

Pythagoras is a very handsome, gentle St. Bernard. You can learn more about Pythagoras here .

Guy Gilchrist

The Puppy Up! Denver Walk will also feature special appearances by Guy Gilchrist, Wendy Francisco, Doug Koktavy, Allison Mae, and Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Guy is a singer/songwriter, author, and syndicated cartoonist of Today’s Dogg, Nancy, and The Muppets. He is also an animal advocate. Come out and walk for 2 Million Dogs.org and have Guy to draw a cartoon/caricature of YOUR DOGG .

Wendy Francisco and Caspian.

Wendy is an artist, writer and musician. She created the popular You tube video, God and Dog and released a book by the same title. Wendy and her husband, singer/songwriter Don Francisco live in Colorado with many animals including their dog Casper, who is 3/4 Great Pyrenees and 1/4 Anatolian Shepherd.

Our animal entertainment will feature Angelyne, the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog.

Angelyne the Amazing Deaf Cattle Dog and owner Eric Melvin

Learn more about Angelyne and her best friend Eric Melvin here.

Award winning author and local Denverite, Doug Koktavy will be autographing his book The Legacy of Beezer and Boomer. This book is the perfect remedy for anyone who is dealing with a terminal illness in their pet or who

Doug Koktavy

has suffered the loss of a beloved pet.

Allison Mae, our Official Event Photographer, will be capturing the memories from The Puppy Up! Denver Walk.

And finally, to mix things up a bit, we even have

Samantha Jo Staggs

opera singer Samantha Jo Staggs. Ms. Staggs not only sings opera, but is also trade show coordinator at Precious Memories Pet Cemetery and Crematory in Fort Collins, CO., the pet cemetery owned by her family.

Please “like” The First Puppy Up! Denver Walk on Facebook  and follow us on twitter at PuppyUpDenver.
For more information on the Puppy Up! Walk in Denver, please contact Hope Lisle, Puppy Up! Denver Walk Manager at: 303.718.3442.



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Puppy Up! Denver — Rocky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows

Posted by Erich Trapp on February 12, 2011

This just in from our long-time friend and supporter, Hope Lisle:

I will be organizing the first PUPPY UP! DENVER walk on November 6, 2011 but our first project is just one week away. I need volunteers (human and canine) to volunteer at the 2 Million Dogs Table at The Rocky Mountain Cluster of Dog Shows in Denver on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday,  February 20. Please contact me at hopelisle@yahoo.com and title your e-mail “Denver Dog Show” if you can help. The hours are from 9 AM to 3 PM and will be divided into 2 or 3 hour shifts.

This is a huge dog show (over 2300 dogs are entered) and this year is extra special because it is their 25th anniversary. There are always several dogs at this show who have just returned from the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. You can come out and make a difference while having a good time with your best friend. You can also watch show dogs, agility dogs, and obedience dogs. In addition, you can buy some cool stuff because this show always has terrific vendors. Unfortunately, because 2 Million Dogs is classified as a non-profit, we are not allowed to sell merchandise at this show. But we will be giving out lots of information. Also, the only dogs allowed at the show are the ones that are entered in the show or entered as a vendor. If you are just coming to watch the show, please leave your dog at home.

Daisy (CH. Bandit's Darling Daisy AX, AXJ NA) flying through the air!

On a personal note, this weekend is the 2 year anniversary of the loss of my amazing little Boston Terrier, Daisy, to a brain tumor. I lost Daisy on Valentine’s Day 2009, which was on a Saturday that year and also the weekend of the big Denver dog show. Daisy competed in conformation and in agility at this dog show numerous times.

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