Monday, October 6, 2014

Angel Greta's Button Giveaway

Hi Friends - Angel Greta here!

Last year Mom & I had a special button giveaway for
 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It was a great success and the plan
 was for us to do it again this year. 

 I let Mom know that I am still right here 
- in her heart - 

and we would still do this together

 You see -  my Mom is celebrating 3 yrs as a Breast Cancer Survivor.
 I came into Mom's life just a few months after she completed radiation treatments
 and I was an important part of her overall recovery. 

so once again we want to share with you the story of .....


How I Became Mom's "Pink" Dog
by Angel Greta
Mom has NEVER liked the color PINK
her favorite colors are green and purple
but...

 you may have noticed that I
wear a lot of PINK

 Two Three 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
she HATED 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 the risks of 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 once again having a little giveaway!

From the Café Press Shop of
we have
 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 honor a loved one lost
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!
Those of you that received a button last year, 
we hope you are wearing it proudly!

If you would like a button
just send us an email with your snail mail addy to
pugranch2 AT msn DOT com

UPDATE! 10/09/2014
ALL OF THIS YEARS BUTTONS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED
THANK YOU EVERYONE!



love
Angel Greta & Mom


36 comments:

Julie said...

Angel Greta and Mom, we think you are doing an amazing thing here.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Molly The Wally said...

We agree amazing and very apt for us as our dear friend is going through treatment for breast cancer.
Best wishes Molly

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Angel Greta and Mom...what a heartwarming Pink story about you and your Mom. We are so happy you are still walking the Powerful Pink trail with her. You have found your purpose and we know you and the buttons will spread the word far and wide.

We sure do love your pictures today especially the last one.

Mom wants to know if the buttons are sold anywhere or you can donate to have them sent to someone?
Hugs madi your bffffffff forever and always

Frank The Tank said...

This is amazing, my cousin had breast cancer and is a survivor, we will be asking for a badge to wear proudly, this is such a wonderful and inspirational story, I'm so very glad that Angel Greta was such a little crusader and such a reason for living and loving, she made your life so special being a pink princess and she has made our life special too, it was so sad to loose her but she is watching us all from the rainbow bridge with love with pink wings! Love and licks from your furiend Frank (and Momma) xxxxxxxxx

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

that is a wonderful story - our Mom too is a cancer survivor but our Mom had Ovarian cancer when she was 30 - which was 24 years ago...Mom says she was lucky - the color for ovarian cancer is teal which also happens to be mom's favorite color.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Angel Greta you are the Pink Ribbon Princess and we KNOW that you are the reason your mom is a survivor. You gave her the reason and the strength to overcome that obstacle.
THIS was a truly BEAUTIFUL post on every possible level.

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Mommy's aunt died of Breast Cancer. She didn't go to the doctors and suffered in silence for a long time. We are thankful that Greta was able to help you overcome the color pink and that you are a survivor.

stellaroselong said...

We loved this story and remember when you shared it with us earlier. Thank you for being so brave, and taking care of that monster C...we are going to wear our button you sent us everyday this month.....we will think of you and Greta whenever we see it.
stella rose and momma

Sarge said...

Hey Angel Greta!
Wow, you are always so lovely in PINK and I love this story! This is such a great thing and I'm going to add it to the BCC right away. :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Pol Comm

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mom does lots of walks for breast Cancer awareness. The buttons are adorable
Lily & Edward

Diana (Angel Jazzi's mom) said...

Thats a great story and how you were so pink. Angel Greta, your mom is so pretty!!
The buttons are a great reminder and I better get in for a checkup also!!

Diana

Lovable Lily said...

We think that blogger ate our first comment. Poop!

We are THRILLED to hear that Mom is a SURVIVOR! Cancer is a horrible disease that no one should have to deal with.

Thanks Angel Greta for the reminder that we all need to get our Ta-Ta's checked.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

easyweimaraner said...

your mom is a hero and I'm so proud that she showed the big C the paw. And that your whole furmily was with her to support their fight, is fabulous! I agree with you, it's important to check this parts, the sooner they discover the intruder the better the chance to chase it away!

rottrover said...

This is a wonderful story, Angel Greta! Mom has her mamo every year! We make her, cuz we want her to be around for a long time!

-Bart, Ruby and Otto

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

This was a wonderful post and we remember this from last year. Your mom is such an inspiration. We still have our button and will wear it proudly this month!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We love our pin from last year. congrats to your mom for being a survivor!

tubby3pug said...

congrats to your mom we are happy for her

retro rover

Chef Sasha said...

What a beautiful story with a happy ending. My Mommy is a cancer survivor also and she is very happy for your Mommy.

Love Sasha

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Angel Greta!
I am wearing my button! And I wear it very proudly!
I just knew you and your mom would be working together again this year-to help support breast cancer awareness----Just like last year!
Congratulations to your mom for being a survivor and sharing with us.
Thank you Angel Greta for supporting your mom- and staying right there in her heart.
love
tweedles

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Blessings, blessings, blessings! My mother survived BC very well (>10years). She has now passed as result of another nasty, different place and type. All cancers are just deplorable and early detection is DEFINITELY the way to ensure best outcomes. Greta definitely rocked the pink stuffs!!! I hope you get lots of takers for the buttons. Hugs and wags, YAM - aunty xxx

Millie and Walter said...

Hi Angel Greta! Our grandma is a breast cancer survivor and our mom makes sure she gets her boobs squished every year. Those buttons are so cute.

Murphy said...

Angel Greta, it is wonderful that you and your mom have journeyed hand-in-paw through this! This is a most wonderful reminder. Did you know that Utah has one of the lowest mammogram rates in the country? It just doesn't make sense! Good job and we hope you are keeping an eye on your peeps from the Rainbow Bridge cuz your job isn't done yet!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful post Angel Greta!! We loved reading your Mama's story and we make sure that Mama goes EFURRY YEAR for her Mammogram...in fact she just went two weeks ago!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Ruby said...

You knows Ma gots her very furst boob squish just a few months ago!!! It was easy and fast and no big deal at all!! I am so glads your Moms is a survivor, and she gets checked every year. and even though Sweet Greta isn't there by your side in the furs anymore, you knows she is in your heart giving you support every single day.
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
pees: Ma is gonna ask for one of those most FABulous buttons, cause the one she got last year is showin' some wear! ☺

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That's a great story. So lucky that your mom was on top of it right from the beginning. We send HER off to that mammogram place every couple of years. Hope this spurs a few more moms to go.

PugSlope.com said...

Hi Angel Greta. We miss you very much. Thank you for taking care of your mom when she was going through the treatment. I'm so glad to hear she beat the "Big C". And thank you for sharing this message so others can get treatment faster and have a better chance at success!

-Love,
Sid.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Regular screening is definitely the key to finding the disease early. So glad you did your check-ups. Both you and Angel Greta look pretty wearing the pink.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

M. K. Clinton said...

Congratulations on catching it early. I love the story of Greta being your Pink Pug. ♥

Braeden and Seth said...

What a wonderful story with a happy ending. Thank you, Angel Greta for reminding us all how important it is to take care of our health and getting regular checkup. We think the buttons are pawfect!

Marty the Manx said...

Angel Greta, so glad you Rocked the Pink for your Mom! Our Grandma is a breast cancer survivor too. Thank you so very much for sharing with us!
Marty and Mom

Sully said...

I love y'slls story.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey Angel Greta ..... how good are you to remind all the Mom's to look after themselves?? We have three breast cancer survivors in our family. It's a stinky, stinky, thing, aye??

Casey said...

I can see why you had to come back from the Rainbow Bridge to spread this message! You're a very PINK dog and keep spreading your PINK message of hope!

KB Bear said...

That is an incredible post. I'm so glad, Angel Greta, that you were there to help your mom recover and embrace pink. I'm also so glad that your mom is doing great.

I lost my mom to breast cancer when she was pretty young - so I get double and triple checked. OK so far.

Thanks for telling your story.

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

Like they say, pugs are the best prescription ever written!!!

Congrats on another C-free year, Linda!!

Love, Gampy

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh Angel Greta, I just knew there was something special about you but becoming mom's PINK angel?!? That is SUPER special! I am glad you mom is C-free now and I hope she will stay that way. With you watching over her from above, I am sure she will stay well.
Cairn cuddles,
Oz