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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Paws for a cause

This Saturday, I will be walking for a cure for Parkinson's Disease. I will be joining team Sammy and Tippy.
It's going to be a great event!
The entertainment is 'Blaze' the Portland Trailblazer Cat!
There is a look-a-like contest and a dog pie eating contest!

Did someone say pie?

I will be escorting my Westie cousin, 'Cassie'.

....And I have invited my BFF, Cuzin Cate.  Let the good times roll!

Hi, Wyatt's mom here. 
2 months ago, my mom, known on our blog as 'Christmas Tree Grandma', because she has a Christmas tree farm, was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

We have several relatives on both sides with this disease.

Do you have any loved ones with this disease?

My mom is tough and taking it all in stride. 
Medication helps, but let's just find a cure!

If you live in the Portland, Oregon area, we would love it if you could join us this Saturday at 9am at the base of the OHSU tram. $20 gets you registered to walk with your dog, for a 1K or 4K and you get a really Pawesome T-shirt!

If you would like to contribute to our worries, we know there are so many good causes,
You can do so here, on our giving page.

We have set Wyatt's goal at $200. He has $50 so far!

See you Saturday!
Wyatt and Family


  1. Walk tall on Saturday. The White Dog Army is proud of you and Walks at your side in support! Momma's dad had Parkinson's and so does her brother-in-law.

    1. Thank you, White Dog Army. Your many white paws will be with us on Saturday...You Rock!


  2. Way to go Wyatt. A great reason to walk. MOM's grandpa had Parkinson's.

  3. What a great cause to support. I wish I lived closer so I could join you.


  4. My maternal grandfather has Parkinson's disease. Thank you for walking for the cause!

  5. Hey guys. Walking for a cause is awesome. I'm sorry about your mom, Wyatt's mom.

    Parkinson's is rare in our country. But our seniors can have dementia. Both diseases are awful.

    By the way, I know this is probably a weird time to share something but has your mom tried turmeric? I've read once that the reason why Indians rarely encounter degenerative brain diseases is because of their diet which usually includes Turmeric. If you want to read more about Turmeric here's a link

    Huggies and Cheese,


  6. We wish you loads of luck for your walk. We do so hope you reach your goal of $200. Paws crossed for you.

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  7. This will be a fun walk and for a great cause! How we wish we could join you!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  8. Have a great walk and we hope it is well attended. We wish we could join you but alas we are so far away but we will think of you all.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Oh, I'm so very sorry about your Grandma Wyatt and Stanzie.
    I sure hope she stays healthy and strong for a long time to come. (You know, I heard dog slobber is a WONDERFUL medication.....apply liberally!!!) I'll see if Ma has any "mad money" left in her sock drawer......



  10. We wish the very best for your mom. Sounds like she has a good attitude! We can't make the walk but Ryker and I will be down your way the last week of July. I will be in Washougal Washington. Maybe we could hookup? Sandy(at)homeinalaska(dot)net

  11. Sending our best thoughts for your Grandma, Wyatt and for Mom's Mom. We don't have any one in our family with Parkinson's but Mom says she has known many people with it. We wish we could join the walk, but we can at least make a small donation.

    Have fun walking, Wyatt.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    1. Thank you so much! We will be thinking of you as we cross the finish line!

      Wyatt and Sue

  12. We wish we could join you on the walk! My grandmother (father's mother) had Parkinson's. It's so difficult to watch someone you care about go through it ...

    We will be thinking about you on Saturday!

    Kristin & Pip

  13. I'm so sorry to hear the news about your grandma, Wyatt and Stanzie. Good luck on your walk. I'm sure you guys will do a great job! :)

  14. We are very sorry to hear about your grandma. We have friends who have this terrible is difficult to deal with especially when our friend is so very young...he is only in his 40's...and my daughter's friend was just diagnosed...she is in her 30's! We walk beside you as well. Walk with pride...we will be right there with you in spirit!
    xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug