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'Twas the Night Before the Iditarod...

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 Bandit has visions of sled dog racing dancing in her head! Woooo! Tomorrow kicks off the Iditarod 2014 !  In honor of this being the Iditarod Eve, here's a great video created by students posted on the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail blog along with some great stories along the trail. According to the site, "The purpose of this website is to provide an area of the Education Portal for the Finalists for 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ to post articles and information throughout our selection process. These articles will share information about their journey to Alaska, the 2014 Winter Conference for Educators, and Iditarod." Lots of great stories, photos, and videos, so check it out! Here's one of the videos created by students just perfect for tonight's post: For all the latest info on the Iditarod, the mushes, the dogs, and the Teacher on the Trail, be sure to check out the Iditarod website HERE .  You can watch some videos on the dogs get

Celebrate International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day With "Gibbie Snacks" and Benefit Epi-Dogs!

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It's Our 4th Blogiversary! Come Celebrate!

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  We are so excited! Four years ago today we debuted our FiveSibes™ blog featuring our alpha queen, Harley, flashing her pearly white Sibe smile in our very first post "February is Canine Dental Health Month!"    It's so hard to believe it's been four years already - I guess what they say is so true, time does indeed fly when you're having fun. We are thrilled to be rated one of the Top Siberian Husky Websites globally , and we have you all to thank for that recognition! The Sibe kids and I have made so many wonderful friends here in Blogville and we are very proud to be part of this amazing community. We look forward to the next four years! So, what's an anniversary without presents? To help us celebrate, we're holding a Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance for two to snag one of our (we think) pretty cool FiveSibes "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio show T-shirts featuring the adorable cartoon version of our Sibe kids created

Courage Doesn't Always Roar

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  As many of you know, my beautiful 8-year-old wooly boy, Gibson, is an Epi-dog, having been diagnosed shortly after his third birthday with idopathic epilepsy. Since then, he and I have embarked upon a "Live Gib Strong K9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign" to help others understand Epi-dogs can and do live happy, full lives. He suffers from weak hind issues for years as a result of his meds, but we work through it with laser therapy, diet, light exercise, home massage, supplements, sling harness when necessary, and this past Christmas he slipped on ice and tore a CCL, which I am treating with through Conservative Care Management and the aid of an Woundwear A-Trac Stability brace and a GingerLead Dog Support & Rehabilitation Harness.  (review to come). Gibson is amazing...his spirit and will unwavering. He has the courage of a lion. Every step of progress he makes, just makes my day! I've been reporting periodic updates of his progress, which is slow and steady a

Flashback Friday: Belated Thank You of Love

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With all the rehabbing going on, we're terribly behind in our posts. One of the things I want to play catch-up on is my "thank yous" so I will be trying to do that and hopefully get back into blogging on a more timely fashion and getting back to visiting all your blogs, too, as my furkids continue to recuperate. First up, we'll start with Valentine's Day and the Pupster's birthday as they are most recent...a big "thank woo" goes out to Holly and the Huskies for their wonderful and thoughtful gifts for Valentine's Day and Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit's sixth birthday in January. They had a wonderful time opening up their presents, and I think they know who the packages are from when they come as they get all excited! With rehab being the top priority here since Halloween...what a wonderful surprise and treat for the furkids to have!    "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who m

Oh No! We Sprung A Leak!

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Rot-ohhhh.... As many of you know, Gibson is an Epi-dog and a wooly-coated Siberian Husky, so to keep him cool, he has a therapeutic water bed. While he's rehabbing from his Christmas Eve injury , his pack family loves to be around him and sometimes the girls Harley and Chloe share his water bed. Very sweet, however, the bed is only meant for an 80-pound dog, Gib is 95, plus Harley at 48 pounds and Chloe at 60...needless to say, tonight it popped a seam! Poor Gib, I had to dry up the floor under the water bed and his regular bed had become wet as a result...so I patted that down and wrapped it in a towel. Now Gibson is snoozing, but he wants his water bed! Luckily, it only takes a few days to have a new one shipped! I typically have a backup on hand, but since he ate the filler cap off the new one, this one was the back up! Poor guy...his expression in the photo above just says it all!

A Word About Woolies...

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♥ Have a Sweet Valentine's Day! ♥ And a FREE Printable Card!

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And if you're looking for an adorable Valentine's Day card to send...look no more! Here is a FREE printable card compliments of our fantastic FiveSibes™ Tales illustrator Michelle Littler who specially designed this for our FiveSibes friends and fans!  (Thanks, Michelle!)   It's simple to download Michelle's card: Mac users click "Command" and track pad; PC users right click to download to your own computer! How adorabe is this card?! Very! Please be sure to check out her blog HERE , too, for lots more fantastic artwork and tell her the FiveSibesMom sent you over! And have fun sending your sweetpup a pawsome Valentine!

Snow Day!!!

Puppy Bowl Sunday! Go Team Suri the Sibe!

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Bandit and Wolf were excited to see Suri on the TV! We had a fun day here just relaxing and watching the Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl X ...but what made it extra special was that a very special little furfriend - a Siberian Husky puppy named "Suri" (check out her Little Miss Suri Facebook page and be sure to tell her the FiveSibes sent you over!)  Little Miss Suri's professional Puppy Bowl X portrait! Suri traveled all the way from Iowa to New York City to audition and not only was she selected, she was in the starting lineup! It was all very exciting! She was also featured on Fox News , along with her daddy photographer Carl Bromberg, who volunteers at the Last Hope Animal Rescue in Iowa. Click HERE for the link to the news broadcast where they talk about "viewing parties" that were hosted in order to raise donations for rescue dogs. The Puppy Bowl also shines the light on puppies and dogs who need homes and looking to be adopted into foreve

And the Survey Says...

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The results are in from 239 Epi-dog parents from across the world who complete our FiveSibes™ "Live Gib Strong" K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Tell Us About Your Epi-Dog Survey that asked: How does your Epi-dog take his/her medications? (i.e. with peanut butter, cheese, slde down throat, etc. How does your Epi-dog react right after taking meds? (i.e. cough, gag, sneeze, bray, experience ataxia, lethargy, anxiety, sleepiness, no symptoms, etc.) What type of medications and/or holistic supplements is your Epi-dog on? Does your Epi-dog get any type of therapies to help relax or reduce anxiety, stress, ataxia (lack of coordination), limb weakness? Is your Epi-dog on a special diet or have dietary restrictions? If so, please explain. Does your Epi-dog have/require a special, therapeutic, or cooler bed to sleep on? How often does your Epi-dog have blood work done per year? Do you have a First Aid Kit for your Epi-dog? If so, what is in it? Do you belong to a Canine Epilepsy