You know we both love to write and we both believe in "The Power of the Paw"!
Well, so does Puccini, a gorgeous pooch who succumbed to cancer after a brave and history-making battle with this disease.
After Puccini was diagnosed with melanoma, his Parental Unit, Linda Cohen Wassong, enrolled him in a clinical trial for a new vaccine to treat canine malignant melanoma. This trial resulted in the first ever USDA-approved vaccine for cancer in either humans or animals. And for Puccini and Linda, it gave them an extended period of irreplaceable time together.
In 2007, Linda created the Puccini Foundation to honor her late, four-legged family member and to help others become more aware of both pet and human cancers. The Foundation is also dedicated to donating funds to pet cancer research and providing financial help to pet parents in need.
As Parental Unit mentioned in a post this spring, she's thrilled to be doing some part-time work for the Puccini Foundation's blog and social media. In her most recent blog post for the Foundation, she issued a call to action to all pet bloggers. She was inspired by the series of posts that our friend and blogging buddy, Melissa Clinton, of Barking from the Bayou fame, wrote about pets, cancer and tobacco smoke.
So now, we're asking you—each and every one of our pet blogging friends—to accept our call to action and write your very own blog post about human and/or pet cancer and include the Puccini yellow ribbon!
We'd love to see you share our beautiful ribbon by making it a permanent addition to your blog sidebar and sharing it with your friends and family. We're also looking forward to hearing (and heeding) your suggestions on how to rally our fellow pet bloggers!
Visit the Puccini Foundation website for tons of helpful information on both human and pet cancers to help you get started on your post. And feel free to contact Parental Unit directly @ email@example.com. She'll be happy to do whatever she can to help you spread the good word. And she'll also promote your post on Bocci's Beefs and Puccini Foundation's social media, so your post will get coverage aplenty.
We'll look forward to seeing your blog posts! And as always, thanks for all you do to help pet parents and animals in need.