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National Pet First Aid Month

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Chloe with the contents of our First Aid "basket." April has been quite the busy month! It is, among other notable events, National Pet First Aid Month. Even though today is the last day of April, it' never too late to think about pet First Aid and pet First Aid kits. In October we discussed knowing CPR for your pet. If you haven't taken a class, this would be a great time to look into it. Check out the American Red Cross website for more information. We have had a large First Aid "basket" for several years after Gibson had seizures. We also have a cool little white First Aid kit compliments of our furpals, Cooper & Lola , who had a drawing earlier in the year. We have them both stocked with an instant cold pack, paper towels, Rescue Remedy, pheromone calming spray, thermometer, a diary with notations of past seizures and medicine dosages, emergency vet, veterinarian hospital, and animal poison control numbers. During the spring and summer, we als

Whispering What...? on a Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Easter!

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What a glorious time of year - everything is fresh and growing; a time of rebirth and renewal. We here at the FiveSibes home wish you all a wonderful Easter Sunday. It's been pretty exciting here as the Easter Husky came! And much to the Sibe kids' joy, left them colorful ice cream cone squeaky toys. They even had a fun little egg hunt where bits of homemade Pumpkin Pie Bone and Bunny biscuits I made for them were in with the colored eggs.       Things sure are hoppin' for the FiveSibes... here they are as the Easter Huskies performing a little holiday they would like to share with all of you! Feel free to howl and dance along! Just as a reminder, some safety tips for us all to keep in mind while celebrating this holiday. After the baskets have been found and the egg hunt is over, while dinner is being prepared and guests are arriving, please keep an eye out for the following dangers: Keep pets behind gates, doors, or in kennels as guest arrive & depart so pets

Today is the Worldwide Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of the Slain 100 Sled Dogs. Wear Red and Hug a Husky

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Bandit is wearing red in memory of the 100 sled dogs. Today is a day of remembrance for the 100 sled dogs that senselessly lost their lives. On this date, a peaceful worldwide Candlelight Walk will be taking place in 100 cities - one for each slain sled dog - across the globe in their memory. Organized in Canada to honor those sled dogs on what is the anniversary date of their deaths, and to also bring awareness to animal cruelty in the hopes of joining the world together to bring forth change. While out and about, dog owners are encouraged to attach a red ribbon to their dogs' collars in support of the memory of the Whistler 100 sled dogs, and to also help raise awareness of animal cruelty. The Red Ribbon Campaign for the Whistler 100 is an awareness movement, that, according to their Facebook page, "... supports change in animal cruelty laws  everywhere. Based in British Columbia, Canada, where the recent animal welfare movement spurred by the April 2010 slau

It's Earth Day: What's Your Dog's Carbon Pawprint?

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Be good to the Earth, it's good to us! Today as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, let's all help our planet by thinking "green" and reminding others to do the same. We have been thinking about our own carbon footprints for many years, but have you thought about your pet's? Here are some very simple things to do (in no particular order) to help our dog's "think green," by helping to maintain and reduce their carbon "pawprints": Recycle pet food containers instead of throwing them in with the trash. Use chemical-free household cleaners (we should be anyway for the safety of our pet) Use biodegradeable "doggy-do" bags Recycle old dog beds and blankets. Stich 'em up, give 'em a wash, and donate to shelters. Walk your dog whenever possible instead going by car  Use recycle shopping bags when going grocery shopping for your pet supplies and food "Today, on Earth Day, celebrate the ea

Here Comes the Easter Husky Hoppin' in on Wordless Wednesday!

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A Sunny Stroll with a Best Friend on Shadow Shot Sunday

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Your Best Friend by Senator George Vest "The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey thru the heavens."  

National Pet Month's Be the Change: Bringing Awareness to Prevention of Animal Cruelty

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Please treat all animals humanely! April is a busy month in the animal kingdom! While we are celebrating National Pet Month (isn’t every month Pet Month?) it also goes hand-in-hand with Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. With so many horrific stories of animal abuse that have been making the headlines lately, I thought today— Blog the Change Day —would be a good time to talk about good pet care and cruelty awareness. While the fact these atrocities are being brought to light, it’s just a sin that they are occurring at all.   By now, most of us have heard about the story of Patrick, the miracle dog, who was starved to near death and then tossed out with the trash; the story of a so-called animal “activist” who was caught on film beating a dog with a club for allegedly digging holes and also dragged the poor dog around by a paw; the cat who was set on fire while alive; the 100 sled dogs who were “culled,”allegedly due to financial difficulties; the ex-race horses who were

Wordless Wednesday's Husky Movie Trailer

Grab the popcorn and dog treats and get ready for this season's newest Husky reality action flick:

Be Careful of Flower Power

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WARNING! That Hyacinth may smell good, but it's TOXIC if ingested by your pet. In parts of the world, April showers do indeed bring May flowers, and it’s those very same flowers we have to be careful with around our pets. While spring is the time for sprucing up the yard and planting in the garden, this yearly ritual for some outdoor enthusiasts, it’s good to keep in mind to exercise some caution along with that green thumb. The pretty azaleas and peonies and hyacinths that line our properties are also extremely toxic if our pets ingest them. And with Easter right around the corner, please beware of friends bearing lilies. Those beautiful spring holiday plants are fatal to cats. For more info, read an article by PetMD on this. Please take a few moments to check out this video with Dr. Justine Lee from Pet Poison Helpline highlighting some of the most poisonous plants to pets: For a list accompanied by photos of plants toxic to dogs, cats, and horses, click here for

(Blog) Party Time!

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Chloe is dressed up and ready to "pawty!" It's Friday and that means the weekend is almost upon us! For us here at the FiveSibes' home, that means lots of time to play with our furbabies! There are so many ways to "party" on the weekend, and here is a great way for bloggers to have some fun, meet thousands of new online friends and connections, and, ready for this...? Maybe even win some cool prizes! It's the Ultimate Blog Party (UBP) ! UBP is hosted annually by the 5 Minutes for Mom blog, so be sure to stop by and see all the cool stuff they have there and be sure to link over to the party "hop" and add your blog's URL to the Linksy's list! See you at the party!

Playing Fetch! on a Wordless Wednesday

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Dream-Filled Sleep on Shadow Shot Sunday

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Dream for Me Dream for me dear one while your fast asleep dream the brightest happiest dream ever seen for me dream of your joys and successes dream of your spoils and messes dream me a dream like none ever seen dream me that dream for me dream a dream of peace and light dream a dream of hope and of right dream me a dream of these dream of rainbows and butterflies dream of sunshine and clear skies dream the brightest happiest dream ever seen while your fast asleep dear one dream for me. --Judith Clus

Happy April Fools' Day!

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Woooo-ooo, Gibson's in the foolin' mood! Today is the first day of April...and along with it comes dreams of spring for many folks (Siberian Huskies are excluded. They always wish for snow!) April 1st is also April Fools' or All Fools' Day...and in the spirit of the day (we're not big on pranks, well, maybe the Hu-Dad is) and the fun-loving mood silly Sibes can get into, we thought we leave you with a few sled dog jokes (compliments of Athropolis ) to get you smiling (or rolling your eyes!): Q: What do sled dogs play with to amuse themselves? A: Their "Sony Sleigh Station." Q: Where are sled dogs trained? A: In the mush-room! Q: How many hairs are in a sled dog's tail? A: None. They're all on the outside. Q: Where should you leave your dog team and sled? A: At the barking lot! Q: What do you call a litter of young dogs that have come in out of the snow? A: Slush puppies!    Q: What do sled dogs say befo