Showing posts from November, 2014

Closing Out November's Epilepsy Awareness Month Featuring My Epi All Star: Gibson ~and~ Epi-Tip #30!

Wooo! We are SO pleased to announce that from our very first #FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness online benefit auction, hosted by AFA - Auctions For Animals , we will be donating $1,277 EACH to the Canine Epilepsy Resources ( ) Epil-K9 for "Emma's Fund" through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine ~AND~ The Wally Foundation- canine e pilepsy ( )!!! THANK YOU to all who generously donated items, bid on items, and shared news of our auction! And THANK YOU to Kerry Stacey and AFA for partnering up with me and hosting the event! Together we can and DO make a difference in the lives of #Epidogs ! #paws4purple #CanineEpilepsy (**Gibson's beautiful custom bandana was one of the auction items made & donated by Laurie B Creates !**)   Well, the month sure has flown by! This is our 30th (and last) daily FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tip in conjunction with

Cory's Story: A Book Review About Canine Epilepsy & Our #LiveGibStrong Epi-Tip #29

My boy Gibson reading about fellow Epi-dog, Cory. I learned about Cory's Story while writing my own book, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy. I knew I wanted to read it. Right out of the gate, from the first word, I was hooked. The reader is willingly drawn into the DeMers family and Cory’s World. I laughed and cried and trembled with fear, and laughed again through all the experiences Sandra DeMers shares in such an easy, well-written manner, that I never left my spot in my chair until I turned over the very last page. As an Epi-dog parent, Sandra’s tale of Cory’s experiences I could feel first hand. Cory as a pup had me laughing (without giving it away, you’ll see when you read about Cory and the potato chip bag!) I mean, is there anything more lighthearted than puppy hijinks?! The presentation of the book is also very nice. It’s small in size and very easy to pop into a purse or backpack to take along to

Meet the Frenzied Fox Artist on a Black Flashback Friday! Reigndogs! Shopping! GIVEAWAY! It's All Here!

It's #Flashback Friday here at the FiveSibes and since today basically kicks off the Christmas season, what better time to revisit on Memory Lane than that of a Christmas past?! Here's our "originals" - reindogs Gibson and his gal Harley looking all festive in front of the tree circa 2007 when they were both just pups of one and two! Gibson seems to be really enjoying his reindog ways, but Harley, as you can tell by her expression, thought it was all just a bit too silly for a Sibe to endure! She was a good girl and endured she did for this great moment frozen in time! What better day to offer a giveaway than Black Friday? And we have a really cool one! Love Huskies? Love sending holiday cards? Check out these beautiful cards created by artist Maria Montreuil, a/k/a "Mrs. Fox," of The Frenzied Fox Artwork .    GIVEAWAY~Husky Art Greeting Cards! These are beautiful 5x7 full color cards with plain envelopes...a

Wooo! Happy Thanksgiving! Let's Talk Turkey, Cause For Paws ~And~ Our #Epi-Tip #27!

It's Thanksgiving! And we have so much to be thankful for! I am so thankful for my wonderful family: my husband, my best friend/daughter, my mom (who is 93 years young!), and our five beautiful, silly, loving Siberian Huskies and our feral-turned-baby adopted kitty, Binx. I'm also thankful for all the amazing friends, readers, listeners, and supporters that I've come to know through my FiveSibes! "Time of the harvest, time of good living, Time of remembrance, time of thanksgiving, Time to reflect on the blessings God sends — wonderful people, family and friends." ~American Greetings First, my patient helpers watching as I prepared the stuffing. (Their treat was some cooked low-sodium bacon crumbles in with their breakfast!)    Then on to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! And we closed out the night watching Fox's Cause for Paws All-Star Dog Spectacular adoption awareness show! If you want to check out the amazing do

A Beautiful Surprise From A Friend; Auction Update, ~and~ Epi-Tip #26

"One person caring about another represents life's greatest value." ~Anonymous In the middle of this hectic month of November being Epilepsy Awareness Month, where Gibson and I work hard to spread the word about Canine Epilepsy Awareness through our #LiveGibStrong campaign, I received a special surprise. As many of my readers know,  I've been posting a daily Epi-Tip for the 30 days of November, wrapping up my new book about Canine Epilepsy, EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy, and sharing valuable information and resources via articles, social media posts, broadcasts on my "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio show, and even holding our first online benefit auction. In the middle of all this, I'm rehabbing Gibson from yet another weak hind end issue as a result of his Epi medications. Through all this, I have do admit that I feel a bit guilty that I don't have enough time to visit fellow blogger