Blog report: Great destinations online

2 Dogs 2,000 Miles

People used to keep diaries. Then they journaled. Now we blog. When it comes to pet blogs, many feature stories that are funny, educational, and chock-full of pictures. Spot’s Blog Report will bring you pet blogs that piqued our interest and we believe you’ll enjoy.

First up is 2 Dogs 2,000 Miles (, an offshoot of the website of the same name. The writer, Luke Robinson, had his heart broken and the course of his life changed when his dog Malcolm lost his long fight with bone cancer. Selling or storing everything he owned, Robinson and his remaining two dogs, Murphy and Hudson, hit the road.

Theirs was an amazing journey. They trekked from Austin to Boston, garnering support from around the globe as they went. Robinson’s goal? To honor all pets lost to cancer.

The stories are touching. Heartbreaking. Inspiring. Many posts also serve to teach more about cancer. As fate would have it, 2 Dogs 2,000 Miles evolved to become more than the blog or the walk of one man. Each step he, Murphy, and Hudson took led to the formation of a nonprofit that raises money for one thing — cancer research.

After 826 days, Robinson’s journey in many ways is starting over. In August Murphy was also diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. Despite this step backward, all of Robinson’s strides forward — more than 2,300 miles — are keeping him going. The ongoing saga of Murphy’s treatment and battle with The Big C continues in this engaging, heartwarming blog.

Check out 2 Dogs 2,000 Miles. Cancer has touched most of us at some time — through friends, family members, us. This blog moved me to actually get involved to honor those affected by cancer in my life. Maybe it will touch you, too.