Sad news about Gibson Our Beloved K9Grass Spokesdog
ForeverLawn is saddened to announce that our beloved K9Grass spokesdog, Gibson the World's Tallest Dog, passed away this month. Earlier this year Gibson was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of canine cancer. Gibson lost his battle with this terrible disease on August 7, 2009.
Our experience with Gibson has opened our eyes to a heart-breaking disease that takes the lives of one out of every four dogs. To help pets and their owners understand and cope with canine cancer, K9Grass supports "Three Paws for the Cause," an initiative launched by Gibson's owner, Sandy Hall, to raise awareness of canine cancer. As part of this initiative, K9Grass is sponsoring the production of canine cancer awareness charms, which are available for purchase on Gibson's memorial website, www.remembergibson.com.
ForeverLawn met Gibson and Sandy at a pet expo, and thought the big dog would be the perfect representative for K9Grass, the artificial grass designed specifically for dogs. As a Guinness World Record holder, Gibson had an impressive resume, which included appearances on TV programs such as the Oprah Winfrey show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America, and so many more. But it wasn't his TV appearances that made Gibson special. It was his work as a certified therapy dog. His visits to elderly, sick, and disabled individuals brought smiles and joy to those who needed him most.
Gibson's son, Brewster, will be accompanying Sandy on her campaign to raise awareness for canine cancer. Currently the World's Tallest Puppy, Brewster stands 38 inches tall at the shoulders, which is only 4.6 inches shorter than Gibson was when he earned the Guinness record. And Brewster is only turning one year old this month! (Happy Birthday, Brewster!) We are happy to announce that Brewster will also take Gibson's place as official spokesdog of K9Grass. Brewster is undergoing training to become a therapy dog and hopes to follow in his father's footsteps. Those are some big shoes to fill, and we are so proud to have Brewster on our team!
For more information about Gibson and K9Grass, or to make a donation to the Gibson Fund, visit K9Grass.com.
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K9Grass - The artificial grass designed specifically for dogs!