Showing posts from April, 2010

Beware of Cocoa Mulch

I came across a very interesting and alarming article from Drs. Fosters & Smith about cocoa mulch that I thought I'd share. Now that it is spring time and many folks are planning their gardens and sprucing up their lawns, here is something to be aware of using around our beloved pets. And I had never even heard of cocoa mulch before!

Very Cool Urban Dogsledding Video!

Just watched this pretty cool clip featured on The Dog Files on "urban" dogsledding with a kick bike! How cool and fun is that???!

April is Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. In the previous blog, we’ve talked about how our wonderful Sibes help us to de-stress (I love The Thundering Herd’s description of a "Sibe blanket!"), but now let’s turn the tables and discuss how we can help them.  Right at this exact moment while looking at my FiveSibes sleeping peacefully, with a couple basking in the sun (yes, I have two who just love sunbathing, go figure-I think they missed the “Siberian” memo), while the other three are stretched out in their shady happy place, one would think “no stress here.” While true, there are many who do experience stress or wind up in stressful situations. Even my wooly boy did two years ago, when there he was totally enjoying life as a Sibe pup, getting spoiled, growing up, and falling in love with our alpha girl. It was a year of bliss for him. Then suddenly, three crazy, frisky, jumping, crying, talking Sibe pups dropped in…and not for a visit, they came to stay. My poor boy just sat on t

Rx for Stress: Belly Rubs and Love

I just recently read an article on about how pets help their owners deal with stress. There is much documented proof of how pets help reduce blood pressure, cheer up the elderly, help the ill, etc., of which I wholeheartedly concur. Recently, I have had to deal with some things that have sent my stress levels soaring. You know, when one of life's wake-up calls come screaming, "Hey, you, it’s time to think about you ." Now, it’s my ingrained personality to always think of and help others first. This "me" thing is not my thing. So, naturally, it begs the question, "How do I learn to reduce stress and learn to live with it in a healthier manner?" Well, thanks to both my Hu-family and my Sibe-family (and the cat that adopted us!), I’m learning some answers that work best for me. First, I’m blessed to have a great immediate family. And then there are our Sibes and our cat. The Sibes automatically hone right in on when on

Hoppy Easter from the FiveSibe Puppies!


Sibe siblings share a laugh on April Fools' Day

And just what do you think these two Sibe siblings were talking about??? Possibly something like this... "Bandit, it was so funny. Wooo-woooo!" "What was so funny,Gib?" "The prank. The April Fools' Day prank." "What did woo do, big brother??? Tell me, tell me!" "I told your sister I ate the last salmon treat....oh, woo-woo...her expression was priceless!" "Did woo, did woo???" "Did I what?" "Did woo eat the last salmon treat?" "No, little girl. It was a joke." "Ohhh. But, that wasn't funny...." "Guess woo had to be there."   Thought for the day:   "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."--Chinese Proverb Happy April Fools' Day from the FiveSibes!