October is all about PINK to help raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection of breast cancer. While most of us know how to screen for breast cancer in people (i.e., mammograms), we should familiarize ourselves with the warning signs of cancer in our dogs. In general, boxers are known to have a high rate of cancer. And whether we are talking boxers or people, research has proven that treatments are more successful if cancer is caught early. Don't wait, check yourself and check your boxer(s) -it could save your lives.
On a lighter note, I thought I'd share a story. Especially since October is all about PINK!
Setting: I am on a long line at PETCO with my white boxer. In front of us waits a mother and her 6 year old little girl .
Little girl says to her mother: "mommy I want a pink puppy"
Mother: "you're not getting a puppy"
Little girl: "no mommy, I want a PINK puppy" (she really emphasizes the word PINK)
Mother: "dogs are not pink"
Little girl: "if dogs were pink could I get a pink one"? (she continually turns around to look at us)
Mother: "if they were pink -yes, but they are not"
Little girl physically turns her mother around and points to my white boxer and says, "see mommy that dog is pink, can I get one like that"?
I laughed the whole way home. Don't you love when your white boxers look PINK!
Stay strong, healthy, and PINK!