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Hope for Hemangiosarcoma

H is for Hope for Dogs Diagnosed With Hemangiosarcoma

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 The beautiful face of a dog living with hemangiosarcoma ~ Jan Jasa's "Suka"   A diagnosis of Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) strikes dread in the heart of dog parents. What is it? Can dogs live with it? Is there a treatment? What about holistic care? All of these are excellent questions for a devastatingly aggressive cancer in dogs. HSA can suddenly affect a dog of any breed (although some breeds may be more genetically prone to get HSA) at any time in their lives. The prognosis for a dog with this very aggressive form of cancer is usually grim with the dog having only a few weeks to a few months to live, regardless of whether there is surgery or not. Often times this sneaky cancer can go undetected, as in the case of two of my own dogs, Siberian Huskies “Gibson” and “Bandit,” until the dog suddenly collapses, and we are possibly faced with the most difficult decision a pet parent has to make—euthanasia.   According to the Morris Animal Foundation , “Every two minutes, a precious

Woo! Doggies in the Window

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 "Woo! Hey, Mom. Whatchya doing outside?" FiveSibes #Flashback ~ Bandit, Wolf & Harley ~ June 2012 T his was my (p)awesome view when I was out on the back deck one early June day writing by the pool. Even with the A/C on, I always left the window up a bit so they could see me and I could talk with them while they stay cool. Looking back now, their expressions crack me up. They must have thought I was weird being on the outside looking in! How was this 12 years ago, when in my mind's eye, it seems like just last spring?     “The window is an invitation to pause and ponder, to witness the magic of life unfolding."    ~Unknown        💛 Memories Are Visits for the Heart 💛      Join Us! The Linky tool will open all week for you to join us in the Blog Hop and share pics from yesteryear or yesterday! Please include our badge and *link back to us*, and  be sure to hop along down Memory Lane with us and visit the other blogs. Don't forget to leave a nice comme

#FBF: A Siberian Husky Dog's Game of Peek-A-Boo ~and Farewell to a Furry Friend, Lightning

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   FiveSibes #Flashback ~ Pupsters Wolfie & Bandit ~ 2019 O h, this needs no words! My sweet, silly pupsters Wolfie and Bandit! This was taken right before they entered a fun game of yard zoomies! I always loved how playful there were together! Now how Wolife thought he was sneaking up on his sister while walking through all the crunchy Maple leaves, I'm not sure! But he gets props for trying! "Loving you was worth it. Every tear, every stabbing pain of grief.  Oh yes, you were worth it." ~Unknown 💛 Memories Are Visits for the Heart 💛     We are also joining in Brian's Home "Thankful" blog hop as I am always thankful for the years spent with my amazing, loving, and wonderful FiveSibes.      I'm dedicating today's blog post in Memory of the OP Pack's beautiful boy "Lightning"   Sharing our lives with our beautiful dogs is amazing. Losing them is devastating, as so many of us know. Today, we are dedicating our blog post to a longti

It's Solar Eclipse 2024 Day! Keep Us Posted!

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  Be sure to keep us in the loop! We'd love to hear how your pets - Epis or non - fared during today's solar eclipse. Whether they had no reaction, or any type of behavioral changes, such as a seizure, let us know! You can a) leave a comment here, b) Email us FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com (and replace the 'at' and 'dot' with symbols). I will be sharing this information with veterinary neurologists for research.   May all Epi-dogs stay seizure free and  snooze right through the event. If you have not yet read my article "Preparing Your Epi-Dog For the Solar Eclipse," please be sure to! Not only do I highlight some helpful "just in case" tips for dogs with seizures, but two national research groups - one back by NASA, want your help with documenting information on pet (any type of pet) behaviors before/during/after the eclipse. So be sure to give it a read and see if this is something you'd like to be part of. Click on image to read article.  

Siberian Husky Snow Dog Queen

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  #FiveSibes Flashback ~ Harley ~ Circa 2011   Woo! Our beautiful FiveSibes alpha queen "Harley" loved the snow so much, and she loved playing Fetch! Now combine the two and whoa! You have a Husky's dreamland. Here, she dug up a frozen toy and just zoomied around the yard having me try to catch her! Oh, what fun! Snow will always and forever remind me of their absolute joy to be out in it!    "If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year...Today should always be our most wonderful day." ~Thomas Dreier       And in honor of the 2nd "spring" snowstorm that just hit us on April 4th.... JOIN US!    The Linky tool will open all week for you to join us in the Blog Hop and share pics from yesteryear or yesterday! Please include our badge and *link back to us*, and  be sure to hop along down Memory Lane with us and visit the other blogs. Don't forget to leave a nice comment! Happy Friday!   (Screenshot it!)