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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snow! And Gibson's Last Daily Epi-Tip of the Month as We Wrap Up National (K9) Epilepsy Awareness Month

"Woo! It's came!"

 "Woo...This is MY kind of weather!"


"Sniff-sniff...I love the smell!"


 "Woo...ooo...it's so cold on my paws...!"


 "Snow! Do woo think we'll get more soon?"

Ahhh...the four letter word that creates pure excite for Siberian Huskies - S-N-O-W!!!

Wolf Update: He is starting to put some more weight on his leg...and his fur is growing back so his leg is all fuzzy! We still have six more weeks of rehabbing, but each day he gets a bit more stronger! Thanks again for all your good wishes and woos!

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And here's Gib with our 30th Epi-Tip!
 While today marks the last day of November and National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and our last daily Epi-Tip, we hope every day is an awareness day for Canine Epilepsy. We thank you for joining us in our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign. Spread the word that not only can Epi-dogs live full and happy lives (for however long we are blessed to have them)...there is much support and many information resources available to help parents, fosters, and rescues of dogs with Canine Epilepsy or seizure disorders. And be sure to check out our original post for fundraisers to benefit Canine Epilepsy Resources and The Wally Foundation, two of our "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio show broadcasts where we talk all about Canine Epilepsy, and a drawing for "Gibbie Snacks" delicious treats by House Wolf for FOUR lucky winners...plus...bakery cookies for the hu-family! Visit HERE for details! Hurry though...today is the deadline!

Happy Saturday! 

 

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gibson's Daily November Epi-Tip #29


Front cover of my Live Gib Strong Resource Booklet:


It's Black Friday and We Have a Leash Review For You!

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"Haroo! Happy Shopping!"
Happy Black Friday! The biggest holiday shopping day of the year is here! How many of you go out shopping today? Now while I, personally, will be spending the day home, relaxing with the Sibe kids, and doing shopping online, I have a great item we just finished testing and I want to share with you. 

It’s a fantastic leash by Zippy Paws called “Climbers” and it is made out of authentic mountain climbing rope!



I have to admit, I was skeptical at first when I opened the box and saw it was rope leash. My past experience with this style of leash was a constant rope burn to my hand, and I found it hard to control our Husky with it, and, if she pulled, it slid right through my hand. Not this leash! It's really awesome! The rope is made out of "real mountain climbing rope." That's pretty cool!

Wolf checks out the package.


The first thing I noticed when I opened the package, was the terrific feel to the leash. Right away it felt…smooth and not at all like the one my daughter has for Chloe. It's strong, and does not twist and tangle up, either.



I love this Zippy Paws leash!



Now, whenever testing new leashes, especially with Huskies and any dogs who are strong or pullers, I always advise people to double leash… I actually do it with mine as a standard practice. (They wear a collar with a leash, and a harness with a leash). This keeps them safe should anything malfunction. I highly recommend doing this until you feel comfortable with using just the new leash, or, for added piece of mind, use the Zippy Paws Climbers leash as part of your double leash system! I will absolutely be ordering more of these leashes for my double set-up system, that’s how much I like them!

The black, six-foot Climber leash.
 
A closer look at the clip.


"Woo! Ask Santa Paws for this leash, furpals!"
The quality is excellent. They come in two sizes, four-foot long and six-foot long. The one I tested was the latter and I really like the length of this. Six feet is the perfect length that allows enough space for letting them enjoy a stroll/walk/jog, yet long enough they do not get too far away.



This leash is a great gift idea, too!





The Zippy Paws Climber gets a  four-paws up rating from the FiveSibes!



And…a special deal Zippy Paws are offering to our readers is a 20% off deal if you “Like” their Facebook page and be sure to tell them you read our review and that the FiveSibes sent you over!



 What a great deal!

"Come on, Mom! Let's test drive this new leash!"



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! Let's Eat Turkey! (And Here's Gibson's Daily November Epi-Tip #28)


"As we express our gratitude, we must never 
forget that the highest appreciation is not to 
utter words, but to live by them." 
 ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy


We hope all of our Blogger family and friends and furpals all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

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And here's Gibson with today's Epi-Tip: 


We only have two more days left to November and Epilepsy Awareness Month...be sure to check out all of our daily Epi-Tips, and refer to our original post HERE for information, resources, a treat giveaway, and much more. We are thankful for so many things, including all your wonderful support for our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign. I am also thankful to my Epi-Husky, Gibson, and all FiveSibes (and kitty Binx) for teaching me so much and giving me all his love and devotion; and I am so very thankful for my wonderful family! Please remember, a dog with seizures and/or Canine Epilepsy can...and do...live full, happy lives.

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Practicing for Thanksgiving...and Gibson's Epi-Tip #27


It's a hard job...but some puppy has to do it!

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Here's Gib with today's Daily November Epi-Tip:


Be sure to check out our original November is (K9) Epilepsy Awareness Month post HERE for an Epi-Dog survey, treat giveaway, and lots of info and resources.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gibson's Daily November Epi-Tip #25 and Recap


As an Ambassador for Purple Day for Epilepsy and with November's Epilepsy Awareness Month winds down, we just want to remind everyone that there are some wonderful fundraisers going on and a treat giveaway (for canines AND humans), our daily Epi-Tips, and lots of resources and info, so please be sure to check out our previous daily posts and don't miss our original November Epilepsy Awareness Month kick-off post HERE.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gibson's Epi-Tip #24 and Reminder to Shop a Fundraiser to Help Epi-Dogs in Need!


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"Woo! I'm Precious...and I'm an Epi-dog, too!"

Meet beautiful "Precious" - and we think she is just that! Precious is a fellow Epi-dog like Gibson! Her hu-mom, Gia, and her have joined our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign and to help Epi-dogs in need, Gia is hosting an online Avon fundraiser, where a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to The Wally Foundation~Canine Epilepsy! Since this is THE week for shopping, why help out some Epi-dogs in need while picking up some gifts without ever leaving your home (no crowds, no traffic, no aggravation!)
To shop Precious & Gia's fundraising shopping event...visit HERE before November 30th and be sure to enter CODE: AFEPI13 to be sure The Wally Foundation gets the donation!
Woo! Thanks, Gia and Precious - we think that is just pawsome!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Flashback Friday #38 and Gibson's Epi-Tip #22


It's Flashback Friday! This photo is of puppy Wolf meeting his big brother Gibson for the very first time! Sibe kisses and hugs all around!



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And here's Gibson with today's Epi-Tip of the Day:


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*Join us with a Friday stroll down  Memory Lane!*
 
Grab our badge and join in! Share your blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram #FlashbackFriday photo and mention the FiveSibes with a link back to here and leave us comment so we can come visit your Flashback, too! To catch up on past Flashback Fridays, visit us here: 


Flashback Friday  #37: Too Cool For His Shades
Flashback Friday #22: A Tale of a Prince and His Perch 


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gibson's Daily Epi-Tip #21, a Graphic Surprise, and Photo Contest Winners Share Photos

This beautiful graphic collage was designed by Katie McDonal who used several of our images, including our K-9 Epilepsy Awareness logo (created by FiveSibes illustrator Michelle Littler) in honor of our "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness...and we just love it and had to share!

Wooo! Some of the winners from our FiveSibes Summer Fun Photo Contest have been sharing their photos with their prizes...we love seeing beautiful furbabies enjoying their winnings! So, we thought we'd share a few, so here's our Grand Prize, First, Second, and Third Place winners enjoying their winnings!

Our Grand Prize winner beautiful "Bailey" of Bailey Be Good posing here with her certificate and Grand Prize ribbon! Be sure to check out her blog post HERE all about it and even a video of her playing with one of the toys from the great gift packaged donated by House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits of Vermont!

Photos compliments of BaileyBeGood.com   






Bailey's Winning Photo


And here's our beautiful First Place winner, "Kaia," with her winning certificate, ribbon, and a beautiful custom portrait by Kat of Kat N'Kanine

 

Our beautiful  Second Place winner, "Koa" with enjoyed posing with her winnings!


Koa's Winning Photo
  
And here's Third Place winners beautiful "Ariel" and "Chip Stoddard of Holly & the Huskies blog, and check out their post all about it HERE.


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And here's Gibson with today's Epi-Tip...

Be sure to read our November 1st blog post HERE to catch up on all the things we are doing for National Epilepsy Awareness Month, including giveaways, fundraisers, information, and Gibson's Daily Epi-Tip!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gibson's "Live Gib Strong" Daily Epi-Tip #19

I am posting a "Live Gib Strong" Epi-Tip each day for the month of November for National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the hopes that we can help to continue to educate and inform people about dogs living full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy. To read our original post that has more info on a delicious "Gibbie Snacks" House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits Giveaway that will also benefit Epi-dogs, as well as a link to our very special "The Sibe Sibe" Dog Works Radio episode featuring Rick Selwood of The Wally Foundation, please visit HERE! And be sure to check out the tips each day for lots of info and various events going on this month!



Monday, November 18, 2013

Gibson is a Model! Plus, His Daily Epi-Tip#18!

What a special day Gibson and I recently had! Here's my boy all decked out in his purple-for-K9-Epilepsy-Awareness bandana with Cara and Sharon, two of his favorite girls from our vet's office posing for their website portraits. We were so thrilled when Cara requested Gibson as her buddy for the portraits! Sure can not wait to see the final pictures! Looks like it's going to be a great photo!

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And here's Gibson's with his Epi-Tip of the Day!


I am posting a "Live Gib Strong" Epi-Tip each day for the month of November for National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the hopes that we can help to continue to educate and inform people about dogs living full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy. To read our original post that has more info on a delicious "Gibbie Snacks" House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits Giveaway that will also benefit Epi-dogs, as well as a link to our very special "The Sibe Sibe" Dog Works Radio episode featuring Rick Selwood of The Wally Foundation, please visit HERE! And be sure to check out the tips each day for lots of info and various events going on this month!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Exciting News! My New "Buddy, the Christmas Husky" Book Release and Gibson's Epi-Tip of the Day (#17!)


I am so excited to announce that my next book, Buddy, the Christmas Husky: Based on a True Holiday Miracle will be published soon! If you are not familiar with Buddy, you can check out his Facebook page HERE...Buddy is a real Siberian Husky who, as the back book cover describes:

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"An injured, starving, and homeless Siberian Husky is rescued by a Good Samaritan one snowy Christmas Day. Through a network of caring people across thousands of miles, the Husky, who becomes known as“Buddy, the Christmas Husky,” discovers that not all humans are mean and uncaring. His long journey brings
him to find compassion, friendship, and a loving mom to call his own." 

 A percentage of proceeds, post production fees, will be donated to "Buddy's Buddies" through the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine." This donation will help with Buddy's medical expenses and other needy animals after his medical care is met. The books can be pre-ordered at our ArcticHouse Publishing Store HERE and while we can not guarantee at this time a holiday delivery, we are working hard to try and make that happen!

The 48-page book will sell for $12.95 plus s/h and can be pre-ordered now through the ArcticHouse website via PayPal 
as we are currently updating our store and hopefully will be able to take other forms of payment in the future. You can also send a check or postal or bank money order to ArcticHouse Publishing, PO Box 2949, Kingston, NY 12402 and put "Buddy Book" in Memo line. The books will be shipped as soon as the check clears.
Buddy is an incredible Husky, a true insiration to all, and I am so pleased to be able to bring his story to life along with the very talented illustrator, Barbara Slocum!

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Here's Gibson with today's daily Epi-Tip:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gibson's #16 Epi-Tip for the Month & Holiday Shopping to Benefit Epi-Dogs in Need!


I am posting a "Live Gib Strong" Epi-Tip each day for the month of November for National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the hopes that we can help to continue to educate and inform people about dogs living full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy. To read our original post that has more info on a delicious "Gibbie Snacks" House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits Giveaway that will also benefit Epi-dogs, as well as a link to our very special "The Sibe Sibe" Dog Works Radio episode featuring Rick Selwood of The Wally Foundation, please visit HERE



Thanks to fellow Epi-Dog, "Precious," hu-mom Gia Parolisi, she has requested to join in our "Live Gib Strong" Epilepsy Awareness Campaign by generously created the following online Avon shopping event to benefit The Wally Foundation~ Canine Epilepsy (TWF). The Wally Foundation offers financial assistance to rescues, fosters, and parents of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy for medications and treatments. Gia will donate a portion of all sales from November 16 through November 30th to TWF! While shopping for some holiday gifts, why not think Avon (we all love Avon!) and know your purchases will be helping Epi-dogs in need! Gia, we think you're just pawsome for doing this!
To shop, be sure to enter  
***Code AFEPI13***
And let's watch the donations grow!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Gibson's Epi-Tip #15


Can you believe we are half way through the month of November today?! I am posting a "Live Gib Strong" Epi-Tip each day for the month of November for National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the hopes that we can help to continue to educate and inform people about dogs living full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy. To read our original post that has more info on a delicious "Gibbie Snacks" House Wolf K-9 Dog Biscuits Giveaway that will also benefit Epi-dogs, as well as a link to our very special "The Sibe Sibe" Dog Works Radio episode featuring Rick Selwood of The Wally Foundation, please visit HERE! And be sure to check out our Gibson's Epi-Tips for each day of this month, and if you know a family with an Epi-dog, please feel free to share with them! Epi-dogs can...and do...live happy and full lives!