Why am I doing this?
Hugo is a 140LB Cane Corso mastiff/Newfoundland mix that we adopted from a high-kill shelter in a rural area of the Shenandoah Valley in January 2009. In April we noticed a large lump on his side and immediately took him to the vet thinking it was just a fatty lump. When the vet came back from running tests and told us it was a Mast Cell Tumor and that Hugo had cancer, my heart sank.
This is Hugo and I’m blogging in honor of my 140LB canine cancer survivor!
When Janelle Welch over at NOVADog Magazine asked me to participate in a blogathon I thought “Wow – blogging for 16 hours? On a Saturday? Really?” But, when I found out that the proceeds were going to help find a cure for canine cancer, I knew that it was something that I had to do.
So while I might throw in a thing or two about beer today, I’ll mostly be devoting Chicks Love Beer to the dogs and helping raise awareness about canine cancer and my personal story of why its important to me and my family.