Monday, October 3, 2016

Angel Greta's 4th Annual BCA Button Giveaway!

Hi Friends - Angel Greta here!

In 2013 Mom & I had a special button giveaway for
 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Despite my unexpected departure for the Rainbow Bridge in 2014 
we have continued our giveaway each year with great success

This year is extra special because 
 Mom is celebrating 5 yrs as a Breast Cancer Survivor.

 I came into Mom's life just a few months 
after she completed her 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 like the color PINK
her favorite colors are green and purple

you may have noticed that
I wear a lot of PINK

Two Three Four  Five 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 followed soon after 
by 6 weeks of radiation

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, my friends

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 self exams and 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 Cafe Press Shop of
Screaming K9
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 or purse

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 have received a button
we hope you are wearing it proudly!

If you would like a button
 send us an email with your snail mail addy to
pugranch2 AT msn DOT com
We will send the buttons anywhere!

 We have 20 9 buttons
when they're gone they're gone!

Angel Greta & Mom

We have been so touched by the interest and support we have received each year

Promoting Breast Cancer Awarness has truly become Angel Greta's legacy of love

We are the PugRanch Kids
Bailey. Hazel, Mabel
& Angel Greta


  1. Hari OM
    Oh darling Angel Greta, you know I am a full on supporter of pink these days too (having also never been a fan); mum was a successful recoverer from the breast cancer... sadly, 14 years later, another much more mean and aggressive lower body cancer took her from us - but not without her cheating it for a further three years; I sadly lost my last Greta pin because I was silly and put it on a bag and it, must have caught somewhere. If you feel you could send me a replacement, I shall be certain to put it where it cannot go astray!!! I'll mail my addy to mum again, just to be sure. Sending lots of Love and Light to you over the rainbow and to your gorgeous and Loving earth-bound furmily. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. I hope your mom can celebrate this anniversary now efurry year and fur ever and ever... The mama gave the Greta button to her BFF who celebratet her 5 years in 2015... she wears it today like she wore it the last year... even when she has to say "no, sadly not" when people ask her if she has a pug now (to have one is her greatest dream, but she will wait till she is retired. she even has a name for her hypothetically pug: Rambo)

  3. Oh Greta, I love your seeing your face on the blog. Keep fighting for this great cause!

  4. We always love reading your story! Momma isn't a big fan of pink either, but she loves it because it's YOUR color!

  5. That is so pawsome your mum is celebrating her fifth year cancer free!
    We are sure Angel Greta had a lot to do with helping her recover.
    Here's to many more years of fun and happiness with the pups.
    Elliot and Cricket x

  6. Happy 5th year of being cancer free. My mom's friend who we gave one of Angel Greta's buttons to is now 2 years cancer free. Her friend still has major medical issues due to the treatment being so aggressive but she's a real trooper.

    Aroo to you,

  7. A wonderful post to raise awareness! We still have our button too! So glad we can tell your mom "Happy 5!"

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. We got a button last year and we where it proudly!!! It sometimes goes on Ma's baseball cap and other times, it is on my camping pack and it even hung in our tent once! We take Angel Greta everywhere!!!

  9. I don't think you can find a better spokespug than Greta.
    Love Noodles

  10. Mom loves her Greta Pin...she has had it on her purse since she rec'd it.
    Happy 5th anniversary to your mom...Angel Greta you continue to give back to everyone.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  11. Mama and I both love our Greta pin too! We always love reading your "How I Became Mom's Pink Dog" story, Angel are a very special Angel, and looked oh so pretty in pink!!!
    Congrats to 5 years Cancer Free to your Mama!!
    Dory (and the Boyz too)

  12. That is a wonderful way to remember a special girl and also celebrate the victory over cancer. Our Mom is an ovarian cancer survivor and knows how special every day is

  13. Congrats on your five year anniversary! What a beautiful way to celebrate your recovery and beautiful Angel Greta! I know she is watching over you and is so proud of you.

  14. That's a fantastic with a happy ending. Glad your mum is feeling in the PINK! SHE has a mammogram every two years. They're free here, for women of a certain age. But younger women need to be watchful, too. Great message.

  15. What an awesome story and congratulations to your mom on her 5 year anniversary, angel Greta! We like the color pink even more now!

  16. What a wonderful story of survival! I am sure angel Greta is smiling at you in her woofy way.
    Your Furrend,
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  17. My mom is a proud owner of a Greta pin. Angel Greta is now an inspiration to many survivors. And her mom is one fantastic woman.

  18. I love my Pink Gretel Angel pin and will wear it throughout the month. ♥

  19. Angel Greta,, you have helped so many peoples with that special pin.
    I wear mine all the time on my sweaters too. And sometimes I let the neighbor lady have it for awhile,,, because she is recovering from her tramatic time..
    Thank you Angel Greta

  20. Thank you for your timely reminder (I'm late with my exam, and I have a family history). But, first, yay for five years!!!! That's wonderful news. I know that Greta is celebrating with you in spirit.

  21. Nice memories and you looked pretty in Pink Angel Greta!!


  22. Congrats on your mom's 5th year being cancer free. Our Oma is a breast cancer survivor too. She has been cancer free for over 15 years!

  23. What a beautiful post! We are so thankful your mom is doing so well, Angel Greta!!!

  24. What a great post! Wes so furry happy that your Mommy is a survivor!!! And has embraced PINK!!!