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World's most interesting man aids dog cancer fight

By Wilson Ring

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:22 a.m. HST, Jan 20, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. » The most interesting man in the world is helping a Vermont-based company raise money to fight cancer in dogs.

Jonathan Goldsmith is a Manchester resident made famous by his role in the Dos Equis beer commercials. But he's also a dog lover hoping to raise funds for the Denver-based Morris Animal Foundation, which promotes veterinary research for companion animals, horses and wildlife.

Goldsmith made an online commercial with his Anatolian shepherd Willy as part of a campaign by the Manchester-based Orvis Co., which is known for its outdoor apparel and fly fishing but also has a dog catalog.

Goldsmith says he lost a dog to cancer and is glad to support a good cause.

The 75-year-old has appeared in movies and TV shows, including "Charlie's Angels," ''Magnum, P.I." and "Dallas."

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eoe wrote:
How about we cure cancer in humans first.
on January 20,2014 | 06:34AM
localguy wrote:
Hello. We are working on it. We have made great strides in reducing cancer deaths. As all cancers share some common areas, human cancer research benefits animals. Animal cancer research could benefit humans. You do understand there are some dogs who by smelling blood/body fluids, can detect cancer faster than some of our tests. Quit being so selfish. Get a life. Rookie posters............. Ref: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2062000/The-dogs-detect-cancer-Meet-legged-bio-detectives-pioneering-health-revolution.html
on January 20,2014 | 06:55AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I have a cat and my vet said that she could possibly get cancer. So it happens to all of us.
on January 20,2014 | 07:39AM
eoe wrote:
What does a dog smelling cancer have to do with wasting money researching dog cancer cures?
on January 20,2014 | 08:33AM
kiragirl wrote:
Maybe finding a cure for cancer in dogs can help the cure for humans too? Maybe testing in dogs should not be so prohibitive as in humans?
on January 20,2014 | 06:40AM
eoe wrote:
I'm pretty sure there are plenty of genetically engineered mice and primates to experiment on.
on January 20,2014 | 08:35AM
kolohepalu wrote:
He was once pulled over for speeding. He let the cop off with a warning.
on January 20,2014 | 06:49AM
rigormortis wrote:
on January 20,2014 | 07:18AM
all_fed_up wrote:
His take on fantasy sports, "I can think of a lot of better things to fantasize about than a group of men playing on a field."
on January 20,2014 | 07:46AM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Ha ha.....
on January 20,2014 | 05:58PM
awahana wrote:
This simple article still too sophisticated for SA readers, it seems.
People commenting without knowing anything about the topic.
on January 20,2014 | 09:09AM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
Dos Equis should hold a world's most interesting dog contest.
on January 20,2014 | 11:42AM
likewise wrote:
Good idea! And a good PR platform for adverts to raise money for this cause. I will have to disqualify my two. While both are interesting, it is only in the most frustrating ways. Like how tlhey never hear me when I'm calling them in unless I use the work "cookie!" So yes, they have trained me to call "cookie" instead of "here" or "heel" or etc.
on January 20,2014 | 05:01PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
Did someone say "cookie?" Coming!
on January 20,2014 | 06:44PM
likewise wrote:
Good for him. He earned his money, he gets to spend it on what he wants. Any avenue of discovery into anything that can further advance cancer research and a possible cure for all species can only help. And just because Dos Equis quotes are the bomb: His cereal never gets soggy. It sits there, staying crispy, just for him.
on January 20,2014 | 04:51PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
"World's most interesting man" in the most uninteresting beer commercial.....good grief...
on January 20,2014 | 05:56PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
I also was weirded out when first seeing the commercials, but he kinda grows on you. And he once parallel parked a train.
on January 20,2014 | 06:50PM
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