|"I hope we can help other Epi-Dogs."|
I am extremely excited to announce the official launch of my "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness campaign for 2012! Through this campaign I hope to help educate and spread the word that dogs who have seizures and/or Canine Epilepsy can - and DO - live full, happy lives. With lots of love and some special care, these dogs are living life to the fullest. Canine Epilepsy once meant a death sentence for dogs - that is most definetely NOT the case today. There are so many options and treatments available, ranging from medicinal to holistic, and dietary and environmental changes that can help an Epi-dog live life even with Canine Epilepsy and/or seizures. Is it always easy? No. Is it cheap to treat? Maybe yes, maybe no. Is it worth it? Absolutely. Without a doubt. The love from my Gibson is all the proof I need that CE will never stop me from loving and caring for him and together we hope to remain "Gib Strong" in our fight to bring awareness and education to people about dogs being able to live life with CE. And also a tribute to the loving parents, rescue volunteers, foster parents, and others who love and care for an Epi-Dog.
|Cover of the Resource brochure.|
We also have "Gib Strong" T-shirts ($18 and $20) and purple "Live Gib Strong" rubber awareness bracelets ($2), and handcrafted beaded awareness charm bracelets that will be available for purchase (with a portion being donated to the Canine Epilepsy Awareness center) for a limited time.
|"Woo...that bracelet has my name on it!"|
The beautiful beaded charm bracelets I've commissioned from my artist daughter (who soon will be opening an Etsy store with her beautiful creations). She is creating these beautiful semi-precious purple beads with silvertone and pawprint beads and a charm of choice exclusively for us on a "made to order" basis (which means please allow several weeks for delivery after payment). You can order the bracelet with your choice of two silver charms - either "pawprints on a heart" or "rhinestone ribbon heart" charms...or order one of each! They are $25 each (and one size fits most. If you need a larger size, just let us know!) A percentage of these bracelets will benefit the Canine Epilepsy Resources.
|Heather gray "Gib Strong" T-Shirts in Medium, Large, XLarge, and XXL.|
For all of the rest of the items sold, including my What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy illustrated book, will have a percentage donated to the Canine Epilepsy Resources center so they may continue their work to help Epi-Dog parents worldwide. To check out these items, visit our site at ArcticHouse Publishing. (Note: If you wish to order just one of the brochures or the rubber awareness bracelets, contact me via Email at ArcticHousePublishing(at)gmail(dot)com for a separate lower shipping price, or you can order them in combination with other items directly from my ArcticHouse Publishing website).
|Cover of this month's American Pet Magazine|
After such a wonderful response from fellow Epi-dog parents who shared their dogs' stories of living with Canine Epilepsy for my Gib Strong awareness brochure, I am now inviting you to share your Epi-dog's story and photos in a book I am working on that is scheduled to be published next year that is all about our loving, wonderful Epi-dogs.