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Local Author Attending Canine Cancer Event
Kelly Preston, author of Real Dogs Don't Whisper, will be making a guest appearance at K9 Cancer Walk fundraising event.
By: Kelly Preston
Six million dog are diagnosed with cancer each year and cancer is the number one killer of adult dogs. The K9 Cancer Walks are fundraising events throughout the country that support Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign. All funds raised at the K9 Cancer Walks go directly toward much-needed research that will help dogs enjoy longer, healthier ˜cancer-free lives. Walk for a cure along the beautiful Los Gatos Creek Trail. After the walk join our panel of expert speakers and learn more about cancer prevention, early detection and the future of cancer treatments and research. Participating in the K9 Cancer walk is a great way to memorialize a beloved dog lost to cancer and create a brighter future for your current companion.
Event highlights are:
9:00 a.m. Registration/
10:00 a.m. Welcome Ceremony
10:30 a.m. K9 Cancer Walk begins!
11:30 a.m. Award Ceremony & Speakers' Program
12:00 p.m. Exhibits and Canine Celebration continue
Long Walk: 1.8 miles
Short Walk: .33 miles
Dr. Hilary Wheeler from Whole Pet Vet, Los Gatos
Dr. Julie Smith from SAGE
Dr. Liz Devitt
And, there are ongoing activities throughout the day that are not to be missed.
About Real Dogs Don't Whisper:
Real Dogs Don't Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), a book aimed at the young adult market (with strong crossover potential), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both myself, the owner of the household, and my spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo. The narrative is at times tear-jerking, at times hysterical, and always enthralling. Real Dogs Don't Whisper is about rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs. Real Dogs Don't Whisper is more than a book about dogs – it’s a book about life.
About the authors:
Kelly Preston is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and - of course - dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo.
Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book's co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, "the alpha and omega of all dogs - in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever." Ignoring Kelly's persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, "present the facts from a dog's perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-
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