Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How I Became Mom's "Pink" Dog

Mom has NEVER liked the color PINK
her favorite colors are green and purple

 you may have noticed that I
wear a lot of PINK

 Two years ago something happened

After having her yearly check up
Mom was told she needed a biopsy

Two days before the start of
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mom was told she had breast cancer
Then not only did she not like PINK
Trying to come to terms with the Big C diagnoses
and PINK was in her face everywhere she went.
Surgery was scheduled and followed soon after
 by 6 weeks of radiation treatments

It was then that Mom began to realize
just how lucky she was
 She does her wellness check ups every year
 so her cancer was caught early

 She has a family that loves her and needs her
and she will be here for them
for a long time to come

  Mom realized that during
 Breast Cancer Awareness Month
she can let people know that
early detection saves lives

so she decided
 to embrace the color "PINK"

 and that
 is how I became Mom's "Pink" dog.

Dear Furiends!
 please make sure your loved ones
educate themselves about breast cancer and the importance of mammograms if they are over 40,
earlier if there is a history of breast cancer in the family.
Early detection can make such a difference!

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
we are having a little giveaway!

From the Café Press Shop of
we have
12 pug w/pink ribbon mini buttons 
(1” diameter) to send out to our friends

They look great on a blouse, lapel, or pinned on a hat (that’s where Mom’s human son wore his).
Maybe you want to show support for someone close to you that is battling this disease
or just want to help spread awareness. 
Maybe your peep is a survivor like our MOM.
  We need our peeps to take care of themselves
so they can take care of us!

Just leave us a comment between now and Friday
letting us know you would like a button

If we have more than 12 requests we will draw names,
this is open to all of our friends!
We also our going to join our friend
for wear PINK Tuesdays in October
Click on her name to read some
important facts about breast cancer
We are The PugRanch Kids
Bailey, Hazel & Greta



Mollie said...

You are Mommys PINK little darling, we are so glad it was caught early and that Mommy is OK.. My Mommy lost her Nanny and her Dad to the terrible C.. We would love a button :) xx00xxxx Big hugs

Mollie and Alfie

Molly The Wally said...

We are so glad mum was OK and is now in the pink. We'd love a button too. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Coccolino B said...

Oh no, what a scary thing to go through and we are so glad your mom is doing well. Embrace that pink, wear it proud! We would love a button :-)

stellaroselong said...

We didn't know this. We would love one of those cute buttons. Your mom's message was so important. We are glad she kicked it to the curb!!! We also love those pictures.
Stella Rose, Mags and Gussie

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are happy that your mom was able to fight that terrible disease and learned to love pink. Pink is a good colour for you. Our Lady has a good friend who has recently beaten the big breast C for the second time, so she knows how terrible it can be. May we find a cure/prevention soon! Lee and Phod who love your buttons

Janice Webb said...

So glad your Mom has embraced pink. I have worked in the OB/GYN field for 24 years, so I see daily how this disease effects females and males and their families. I would gladly wear one of these buttons every day.

Janice, Snuggles, Sassy, and Dixie

Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

Three cheers for Idaho PugRanch Mom and her winning fight against Breast Cancer!! Ole Gampy would love to get one of those wonder Pug buttons!

Love, Gampy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

WE are sorry that your mom had that bad SCARE... butt now THAT is all behind her and she is a THINK PINK Gal. THAT makes us VERY happy.
BRAVO fur YOUR MOM!!!!!!

easyweimaraner said...

You look great in pink, pugs and pink that's the best thing ever. I'm a fan of green :o) Please give your mom a big (GIANT) hug from me, she is a hero and beat that bad cancer.

Noodles said...

Hi Idaho Pug Ranch furkids and MOM. We are so glad you are a SURVIVOR! Breast Cancer has unfortunately been a part of our lives for a long time. My Mommy #2's grandma died from it, her mom had it, her BFF's cousin has it, and so on. It is not a legacy we dwell on. Because of it, though we are HUGE supporters of Breast Cancer research and awareness. We whip out the pink every October to call attention to this disease. Me, I happen to like pink as does Mommy #1. Mommy #2 would prefer red, but that is another women's cause. But I am getting away from the point. . . YAY PINK! Let's erase breast cancer from existence!
PeeEss: the buttons are gr8! Put me in the running!
Love Noodles

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

We are so glad your mom is okay.
Mum lost her mum to breast cancer many years ago
You look so cute in pink!
Dip Bridge and Elliot x

Jackie Bouchard said...

So glad your mom is okay and learned to love the Pink! I just had my annual check up yesterday and have my lab paperwork to go get my "smashogram" so I'll be going very soon! Great message to spread! (And you both look great in pink!)

Ellen Gawthorp said...

Pink is your color ...
So glad your mom is okay! Our grandma (daddy's mama) had breast cancer. We never got to meet her ... We'd love a button in memory of grandma!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Tweedles -- that's me said...

And now I love the color pink too- because of the story you just told us about. Your mom is a brave lady to talk and speak her heart- and to tell us the importance of early detection,, and how she is a survivor-- and those words can help so many people to have hope.
I am sorry your momma had a scare like that-- and we are all so happy your momma is okay-- and that we have all of you to love.
You look so cutes in pink.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Yea for mom!! I wear pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month!
Benny & Lily

Francesca Villa said...

<3 I didn't knew that your Mommy had cancer. I'm so happy that she detected it early, and was able to fight it! I would be proud to have a button to help spread awareness! After reading this post I love the color pink too!

Sending you, and your family lots of hugs!, Francesca

Ragdoll Mommy said...

Hi. I am Ragdoll Mommy, from my blog "Life With Ragdolls". And I saw you on my friend's blog "Cat Chat". And I see that you replied to me. And I just wanted to ask you if you were talking to me.

Hugs, Ragdoll mommy&The babies~

Ragdoll Mommy said...


Oh I guess I made a mistake!
Sorry, to bother you!

Well...... Nico to met you too!

Ps: love the pug lol;-)

Hugs, Ragdoll mommy&The babies~

Sullly said...

Oh we know all about the big C. Mom had to have a biopsy not to long ago. She didn't have cancer but she has to go back next month for her 6 month check to make sure everything is still in her favor. Paws crossed we will still have good news. Guess what my mom's favorite color is green also but she respects the Pink.

Aroo to you,

Murphy said...

So glad your mom is okay! We just found out today a friend has stage 2 breast cancer!

Your Pals,

Murphy and Stanley

tubby3pug said...

Thanks for posting this. We are so glad your mom is ok and we have had many friends who have this disease it can be so scary. A few years ago our mom needed to have several tests and while she only had a benign lump she was so scared because she is young. We are glad you are there for your mom and we know she will be fine. One good friend of ours has had one reocurrence and is still here 12 years later

urban hounds

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Pug ladies and Mom!! What a beautiful post...and oh so true. We have a lot of lovely ladies in our lives her are survivors too. God bless your Mom, family you 3 and friends who carried her on their shoulders during her treatment.
Hugs madi and mom your bfffs

Ruby said...

Oh, I am so THRILLED your Moms is cancer free and doin' FABulous!!! This is such a great postie!! Ma's dogtor keeps tellin' her that she should start gettin' those grammy thingies, butts without insurance, it's not high on the list. I knows some peeps don't like this ACA, butts Ma will now be able to afford the insurance that can have her tested, and if somethin' (God forbid!!) is found, she could actually do something abouts it. Don't get me wrong, she does self examines and goes every single year to the gyno lady for examines and everythings, butts it is not cheap. Especially where we live. I'll feel betters when Ma can gets some insurance to be sure.
So, puts me down for one of those FABulous buttons!!
Ruby ♥

Frank The Tank said...

I think you look super cute and beautiful in your pink, you make a very goos spokes-pug for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Noodles, idea for wearing pink on Tuesdays is great, I will be wearing my pink proudly next Tuesday for Breast cancer awareness, especially as our cousin has been through this horrible experience and will be two years clear at Christmas time.
Love and Licks from your puggy pal Frank XxxxX

Oz theTerrier said...

I am so glad your mom caught her big C early and was able to kick its butt! Those are super pins and a great way to spread awareness.
*high paws*

Blitz Cox said...

My mom was so happy to read this....and thankful that she is doing well and educating others about the importance of being tested. You rock PINK....and I, as a guy, look handsome in pink.

Payton's mom said...

Pink is definitely your color! Your mom is an inspiration. <3
Christy said...

Thank you for sharing your mom's story, Greta. I'm so glad her fight against the big C ended in her victory. Also, you look adorable in Pink! :)


Jenn said...

Hi sweetie! Glad to hear your mom is ok now. My mom also went through breast cancer and thankfully hers was caught early as well.

Oh, and those buttons are adorable!

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

Beautiful post! We're so glad to hear your mom is a breast cancer survivor. My grandma was also a survivor.

Those buttons are great!