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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pink or Blue..?


On Tuesday, I posted that the gender reveal of my first grandbaby, the FiveSibes hu-sibling, was coming soon! Yesterday, my daughter had her 20-week sonogram and it revealed it was blue all the way! We are so thankful and very excited! We can't wait to meet the little guy and introduce him to the Huskies! 

And, of course, we had to have an ice cream cake to celebrate!

 

Today, we are happily joining in the Thankful Thursday Blop Hop hosted by Pepsi Smart Dog!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Newsy Tueday: Grandbaby (Hu-Sibling) Gender Reveal Coming Soon..!


SOOOOO excited...Wednesday is the day! Yes! Tomorrow we find out if our first grandbaby, the FiveSibes hu-sibling, is a boy or girl! Did I mention I was SOOOOO excited???!!! Stay tuned!

 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gotta Wear Shades! It's #NationalSunglassesDay!



According to The Vision Council, National Sunglasses Day is, "a reminder that our shades are a health necessity and it is important to wear sunglasses or other UV-protective eyewear every day to protect long-term eye health." So, while we are keeping our beloved canines safe, healthy, and happy, let's not forget about ourselves! To keep our furry best friends in tip-top shape, we need to be, too!


And what about sunglasses or goggles for dogs? While they may not need sunglasses as we do, there are doggie sunglasses, a/k/a dog goggles, and there are times when it is important for them to wear them, especially when they are in a car, truck, or boat with their faces to the speeding breezes to protect their eyes from the wind, as well as any harmful dust, debris, and UV rays. Just check out our boy Wolf rockin' his doggie goggles (and safety jacket) before a boat ride! Some dogs may also have eye health issues and require wearing  them more often. Not sure if your dog should wear dog sunglasses? Check with your vet!






Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day Spa Day!


Tub time for Wolf!
Happy Father's Day to all Dads of human children and furkids! We hope your day is very special! Here at FiveSibes, the Huskies not only celebrated the day with their super (p)awesome Hu-Dad with some ice cream cake, but it was also "Spa Day" here! Our groomer came to our house, and with the assistance of my son-in-law, gave our pups a good  blow out, brushing, and bath just in time for summer! Our yard sure looked as if we had some sudden snow "furries!" A few birds even swooped down while the Huskies were being blown out and snatched up some of the precious Husky fur for their nests! Now those will be some very comfy and warm nests for their babies for sure! Following their spa treatment, they snoozed inside in the cool house for a bit before joining the family for some delicious dairy-fresh vanilla ice cream! Here's a photo essay highlighting their day!

 Wolf enjoyed the blow out! Bye-bye undercoat!


 Harley has a kiss for my son-in-law while getting her undercoat blown out! Hey, I think there's another Husky hiding in all that fur!!!


Bandit is not thrilled with the fur sticking to her nose!

Snow Furries in July!

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Rub-A-Dub-Dub...
Huskies in the Tub!

 Ahhh...Bandit much prefers the bath!


Chloe would rather be hiding in the dirt!

Soooooo Clean!

Chloe and Wolf are as white as the snow!




 Happy Huskies...now that bath time is over!

 


 You Scream, I Scream, the FiveSibes Scream for Ice Cream!



 Nom-nom-nommmm...


 "More ice cream cake, please?!"


 Happy Father's Day, Hu-Dad! We love you!
 Oh, and thanks for sharing your cake with us!



 Hu-Dad with Gibson.


 "Dad"
~by Karen K. Boyer
 He never looks for praises
He's never one to boast
He just goes on quietly working
For those he loves the most
His dreams are seldom spoken
His wants are very few
And most of the time his worries
Will go unspoken too
He's there...A firm foundation
Through all our storms of life
A sturdy hand to hold to
In times of stress and strife
A true friend we can turn to
When times are good or bad
One of our greatest blessings,
The man that we call Dad




Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Chat With Gibson Marks 6-Month Anniversary

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A chat with Gibson.
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Today marks the six-month anniversary of the day that my sweet big wooly boy, Gibson, journeyed North of the Rainbow Bridge. I so miss him. I loved and miss all of our wonderful "conversations," how he would say, "Love You!" and the stomping of his big polar bear paw for emphasis! The above video clip is bittersweet - bitter, of course, because he is no longer physically here, but oh-so-sweet because the memory brings a smile to my face and just floods me with joy as I remember all the wonderful days like this one. With all the challenges he faced being an Epi-dog, he was beautiful, brave, so very silly, and just the happiest Husky! He was, and always will be, my inspiration to push on during the hard times, lay back and enjoy the good times, and always greet each day with a big smile, just like he did.

Six months.

Half a year.

So very hard to believe.

“The strangeness of Time. Not in its passing, which can seem infinite, like a tunnel whose end you can't see...but in the sudden realization that something finite, has passed, and is irretrievable.” 

~Joyce Carol Oates

 

While today is Thursday, I am also having this memory be my precious "Flashback Friday" moment, in honor of my sweet, brave, big boy. Miss you, G. For always.



❤️ Gibbie Love, Forever❤️



  
Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our co-host, Love is being Owned by a Husky, each Friday. We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our Blog Hop each week! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box.  Come join us! We'd love to see your pets' Flashback pics! Just grab our badge below:







We are also joining in the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal & Rocco, Bionic Basil, our co-host, Owned by a Husky, and Barking from the Bayou! Be sure to visit them and their hoppers!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Book Nook Time: FiveSibes Tales Received Two (P)awesome Reviews from Kings River Life Magazine! Plus A GIVEAWAY!


It's a double pawesome Friday here at the FiveSibes Homestead! First up - we recently received some great reviews on my first two FiveSibes Tales™ ~ What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness from Kings River Life Magazine! Woo! So excited! You can read the reviews HERE!


*BONUS* - The magazine is hosting a GIVEAWAY for one copy of each of my FiveSibes™ Tales books (to U.S. residents)! In case you missed our announcement on social media, you can visit HERE to enter! Winner selected Saturday, June 11th. Good luck and be sure to let me know if you are a winner! Would love a pic!

"The illustrations are spot on with the goofy expressions dogs can get when they are having the best time ever. While the books are thin in size, they’re packed with information adults and children alike can use. Plus, they’d be good books to read to dogs!"
~Sandra Murphy, Book Reviewer, Kings River Life Magazine

And...since it's Flashback Friday...I thought I'd step back in time a few years to share pics of when my two books were first published!

My sweet Gibson with the first copy of my book about him and Canine Epilepsy!

Our alpha Harley girl with the first copy of my book and promotional poster...starring Harley!

Via my FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, a portion of proceeds from What's Wrong With Gibson? benefits the Canine Epilepsy Resources Epil-K9 Foundation's Emma's Seizure Fund through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A portion of proceeds from Getting Healthy With Harley benefit Save Our Siberians Siberspace Rescue Fund.
To purchase my books, visit ArcticHouse Publishing or Amazon.


Many thanks to book reviewer Sandra Murphy and Kings River Life Magazine for the great supportive reivews! I'd also like to give a shout-out to BlogPaws, as through this group, the editor and I originally connected.

  
Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our co-host, Love is being Owned by a Husky, each Friday. We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our Blog Hop each week! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box.  Come join us! We'd love to see your pets' Flashback pics! Just grab our badge below:


 


Friday, June 3, 2016

A FiveSibes Love Train on a Flashback Friday



One of my fondest memories of my FiveSibes  (and there are so many) is when they  all snuggle up in a pile together in what I refer to as the Sibe train! They have always loved to do this;  such a special family-style bond they have with each other. They still do this, but we sure do miss our big, sweet fluffy boy, Gibson. So for today's stroll down Memory Lane, my Flashback snapshot is one of my FiveSibes Siberian love train with Gib as the locomotive!


 Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our co-host, Love is being Owned by a Husky, each Friday. We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our Blog Hop each week! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box.  Come join us! We'd love to see your pets' Flashback pics! Just grab our badge below:
 


 


We are also joining in the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal & Rocco, Bionic Basil, our co-host, Owned by a Husky, and Barking from the Bayou! Be sure to visit them and their hoppers!