Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Live Strong...2012

We Curly Swirly cats, and Teri, join the Cat Blogosphere in focusing awareness of those affected by cancer, by going Yellow for LiveSTRONG Day 2012.

In October, Pet Bloggers worldwide come together, to honor those fighting against cancer, to remember those lost to cancer, and to celebrate those whose cancer is in remission.

Bloggers 'go yellow' for LiveSTRONG Day, and a special blog was created for one and all to share their posts, their photos and their thoughts.

We didn't know we had any yellow outfits, but we do and to show our support, we thought old photo of Kiki was a good choice!

LiveSTRONG Day helps raise awareness of cancer, those who are fighting the good fight and those who are survivors...both human and animal! While our Teri has not lost a family member to cancer, we are all thinking of the friends in the CB we had to say goodbye to this past year because of cancer. We get very blinky when we think of Fin, we still can't believe she is gone. And so recently, Dear Poppy Vic, a real man who loved his kitties!

Teri has lost two kitties to cancer, and knows that every battle can't be won, but we still fight on because of love!

Her very first kitty, Cascais, had intestinal cancer (like Fin), as did one of her Cornish Rex, Skiddy. They both lived many months after their diagnosis, and Teri knows each extra day with them was a gift.

And brave Trevor, who lived in a home with heavy smokers for most of his life, came back home to Teri when he was an old cat and not too long after that, he was diagnosed with nasal cancer, most likely due to inhaling all that cigarette smoke for so long. To think that his cancer might have been prevented makes Teri sad to have lost him to it.

We are proud to GO YELLOW for LiveSTRONG Day and spread the awareness with the message:

We believe in the Power of the Purr!

To learn more about LiveStrong, visit http://www.livestrong.org/


  1. I am purring that one day, cancer will be gone for good - for everyone!

  2. Beautiful post.. I also join in the hope that one day there will be no more of the evil cancer and all the evil it brings. Hugs GJ xx

  3. We must livestrong everyday and lovestrong too!!!

  4. wonderful post.....we are purrin one day no one suffers from this

  5. Wonderful Post! Today we is purraying for all our friends who has been touched by this evil disease.

  6. Purrs and prayers to all our friends and furriends affected by this bad disease! take care

  7. Last year when I did my post on cats and smoking, I read that 50% of cats over 10 develop cancer. Purring for a cure so that no one else has to suffer.

  8. We went yellow too - so many of us have been affected by the big C!

    cats of wildcat woods

  9. We purr and pray for the day when cancer is no more. Livestrong!

  10. Cancer stinks! We purr for all those affected by the evil C. Livestrong!

  11. We dream of a day when the world is cancer free.

    Truffle and Brulee

  12. Thank you for sharing your stories, Curlz and Swirlz. We pray for a day that the world is cancer free. We have lost some beloved humans, as well as our dear Bailey, who was our treasured Golden Retriever... Blessings to all...

  13. This is a lovely Live Strong post. Live Strong, Love Strong we say. We are sorry that you lost those 3 beautiful darlings to cancer. Over the years we have lost furry and furless friends to it too.

    Teri, thank you so much for your kind comments to us on the loss of our Oliver, we miss him so much. We are sorry that you lost a kitty to saddle thrombus too, it's the most dreadful thing to happen to a cat, so totally shocking.

    Gerry & Mungo


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