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Shave a Husky? Don't Do it!

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Pin me! When the warmer weather arrives, I hear so many folks talking about shaving their Siberian Huskies . When I hear this, I want to hold up that big red STOP sign, and say, "Please, Don't !"  While you may be hot looking at a Siberian Husky with all its fur - especially a wooly - but trust me, it does not bother him or her!   Unless specifically for medical reasons (as recommend by your vet), it is never a good idea to shave a Husky. Last summer, after having a conversation with my groomer about shaving Huskies, a double-coated breed of dog, I realized just how popular this idea is with folks, groomers included. I have also had readers send me photos of their dogs that had been shaved ~ without their permission ~ and concerned about the regrowth of their hair. It seems when the thermometer rises, people are tempted to shave their Husky (or northern-breed dog) .  L ast s pring , after Gibson was finished being groomed, I did a photoshoot with him an

A Book Signing With Buddy, the Christmas Husky on a #FlashbackFriday

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    Flashback ~ August 12, 2016 ~ FiveSibesMom Meeting Buddy, the Christmas Husky for a special Buddy, the Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle Book Signing!       Woo! Six years ago today was one of the most fun days as an author I ever had! It was when sweet beautiful Buddy, the Christmas Husky traveled north from Georgia to Upstate New York (with stops in between to meet some special Team Buddy friends along the way) to be the very special guest at my book signing meet-and-greet event for my book all about him! Buddy was the sweetest boy, and I am so thrilled to have received some coveted Buddy kisses upon meeting him! I mean, it's an author's dream to meet their book's "hero" and spend the afternoon with him!   The fun graphic I designed of travellin' Buddy!   To think of how he was once found, abandoned and abused, then rescued from wandering along a road on a snowy Christmas Day by a Good Samaritan named Geneva, and then forever fostered by Mama Shay a

Summertime Sibe Happiness on a #FlashbackFriday

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  FiveSibes #Flashback ~ August 2015 ~ Harley   "Live in the sunshine.  Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Oh, those fun summer days with my FiveSibes...I can close my eyes and be transported right back to a summertime day when I would open the door to let them all out on into the yard early in the morning and and feel and hear their excitement when I bring up their pools from the yard onto the deck! The zoomies, the woos, and the howls as they circled me excitedly, jumping in and out of the dry pool waiting for the water. As soon as the hose went on, it would always be our beautiful alpha queen Harley first in the water! Oh, how she loved to zoomie and growl and bite the water as it filled the pool! Her excitement was contagious as the other four would then join her, and I would just laugh at their shenanigans and no matter what, life was good! Little did I know then, that this would be the last summer of having five, as my Gibson would be leav

The Benefits of Cucumbers for Dogs

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Last summer, we grew our own cucumbers in the backyard of our new place. Now, I love cucumbers, but did you know dogs love them, too? And they are actually good for them and can help hydrate on hot days? (Always keep fresh water available for your pet. Cucumbers are not meant to replace water, but are a good source of additional hydration). With the hot dog days of summer upon us here, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the benefits of giving cucumbers to our dogs. My boy Wolfie loved cukes! Pictured here from last summer, he was enjoying sampling our freshly picked cucumbers.  Did you know there are many benefits to cucumbers for dogs?     ***But, first, as with anything new for your dog's diet, always check with your dog's vet first. And always feed in moderation to avoid gastrointestinal upset.*** According to Dr. Marty (DrMartyPets.com), not only are they a good low-calorie treat for our dogs, but cucumbers contain and are " Cucumber for dogs is perfectly

Sunset Glow Sibes on a #FlashbackFriday

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  Flashback Photo ~ 2016 ~ Harley, Chloe, Wolf & Bandit  Can you spot Harley?!   "It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream." ~ Bernard Williams     Oh, and what wonderful dreamy nights they all were.   ♥︎ Memories are Visits for the Heart ♥︎     The Linky tool will open all week for you to join us in the Blog Hop and share pics from yesteryear or yesterday, include our badge and *link back to us*, and  be sure to hop along and visit the other blogs and don't forget to leave a nice comment!  Happy Friday!          Back to our Home Page and Don't Forget to Visit Our Other Pages, including Our About the Breed Page and Our #LiveGibStrong On-Line K-9 Epilepsy Resource Page & so much more!  Just click on "More" Pages at top of blog.  

#WaitingWednesday Husky Rescue Spotlight: Rocky Road Husky Rescue

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    Read more about beautiful Bear and Snickers further down in this post and how you can adopt them and other gorgeous Huskies from today's highlighted rescue~ Rocky Road Husky Rescue !   Welcome back to our #WaitingWednesday posts where we highlight rescues and feature some of their adoptable dogs and dogs waiting for a foster home! While we once were a blog hop, unfortunately there was not enough interest believe it or not to share these beautiful dogs needing forever homes. So although we are no longer hosting a blog hop, we here at FiveSibes will continue to periodically post Siberian Huskies and northern breed dogs who are in need of loving homes while also highlighting the rescue they are at. It is FiveSibes hope that you will SHARE these posts to give attention to the rescue and help find homes for these precious dogs. This week, our featured rescue is the non-profit Rocky Road Husky Rescue ! Be sure to scroll down to see some of their beautiful adoptable Hus