Friday, November 7, 2014

Flashback Friday Revisits Gibson's Book Debut, Great Book Reviews & November's Epi-Tip #7

It's Flashback Friday and it's since it is also November's Epilepsy Awareness Month, I thought I'd partner up the two. This photo is a throwback to November 2011 when my first FiveSibes™ Tale, What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy (ArcticHouse Publishing) was published. Based on Gibson's true story of being an Epi-dog (canine epileptic), this adorably illustrated book by artist Michelle Littler, tells in rhyming format all about when a dog (Gibson) has a seizure, how he gets help (from the pack family), and has a few tips that should a child see their own pet in a seizure, they hopefully won't be afraid and they will even know a thing or two to do to help. 

Writer's Digest Magazine
  “What’s Wrong With Gibson? covers a topic with which many simply aren’t familiar – K-9 Epilepsy – and it is written in a delightful style that is both entertaining and informative for virtually any age group, from adults to young children. Brava, Dorothy, well done indeed!” ~Brad Johnson, Northern LightsSled Dog Rescue, Indiana, USA 
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What's Wrong With Gibson? is such a remarkable story for all to enjoy. Our local Epilepsy association was thrilled with your story. What a lovely way to teach children not just about K9 epilepsy, but also to understand and learn that people, too, can suffer from this. Watching the acceptance of Gibson's Husky pack can teach us all a lesson of love and tolerance. A great read for all ages.” 
~Leslie Kerrigan, Global Pet Foods, Bowmanville, Ontario

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What's Wrong With Gibson? is a resourceful, amazing, inspiring, heart-warming book that teaches kids, even adults, about Canine Epilepsy. It even donates a portion of its proceeds to an Epi foundation! Coming from a mom of a Epi-dog, it's great to see people talk about Canine Epilepsy and show the world that they are not alone. Keep Strong EPI-WARRIORS!” ~Kimberley Matchem, Mom of Epi-dog Rolo, author of Confessions of aRescue Mom Blog, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
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“Epilepsy is one of the nearly 400 diseases shared by humans and dogs. It is a condition that little is known about; both species suffer not only from the physical effects, but also from the fearful response to its manifestations. What’s Wrong With Gibson? is written from a point of view that takes away the fear and stigma. It empowers the reader to understand that he or she CAN provide help and comfort. Written as a children’s tale with colorful characters and a hopeful attitude, I believe this book is a must read not just for every family member with an Epi-dog in his or her life, but for EVERYONE looking for encouragement that physical problems, canine or human, are not life enders, but simply challenges that can be met successfully! What’s Wrong With Gibson? is uplifting and life-affirming.” 
~Sue Sehi-Smith, author of the White DogDiary blog and 
Founder of Paws ToPeople, Bridges To Cures, New Mexico, USA

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“I have followed Gibson for a long time. I even bought his book and read it to my furnephew, Klondike, who has Epilepsy. Gibson inspires people by showing us you can still live a great life even with his illness. Keep up the good work, Gibson!”
 ~Gerri Stortz, NorthernExposure Siberian Husky Rescue Inc., New Jersey, USA
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 “As the mom of two epileptic Mastiffs, I was looking for a gift to show my appreciation to our veterinarians.  We bought What's Wrong With Gibson?  I LOVE the book!  It brings a delicate subject to life with love. A great book to help explain Epilepsy to a child and a wonderful gift for anyone living with Canine Epilepsy.”   
~ Kelly Robinson, admin of Riona, A Mastiff's Life With Epilepsy & Fearghas, A Mastiffs Life With Epilepsy Facebook pages, Massachusetts, USA
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“A passionate cause through education.” ~Robert Forto, Producer/Host Dog Works Radio, musher, and owner of Alaska Dog Works

A portion of proceeds from the book will be donated to Canine Epilepsy Resources Epil-K9 Foundation's "Emma's Seizure Fund" through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Please remember we have a "Call for Photos" for our upcoming YouTube video slideshow for Purple Pumpkin Project for (K9) Epilepsy (it started for Halloween) that we will be creating this month and then sharing with the Epilepsy Foundation. Just send us your pet's pic (and it can be any pet, Epi or Non-Epi) with a purple pumpkin. The pumpkin can be painted purple, have purple ribbons and/or adornments on it, or even be graphically added by a photo editing program! Just send them to me by November 20th at FiveSibesLiveGibStrong(AT)gmail(DOT)com and put "Purple Pumpkins" in the subject line, tell us your pet(s) name(s) and your state/country. We'll keep you posted on when the video is ready! Join us in our #Paws4Purple #LiveGibStrong awareness campaign!


Please don't forget to stop over at our #FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness online benefit auction! Over 160 pretty (p)awesome new and handmade items up for bid just in time for holiday shopping! There is something for everyone and all lovers of all breeds! What a great way to shop and paw-it-forward to help two amazing organizations help Epi-dogs worldwide! Auction closes November 15 at 8 PM EST. Full details and auction items HERE.

Happy Flashback Friday!

And joining us again this week is our new co-host, those beautiful Sibes and their mom from Love is Being Owned by a Husky blog!

To catch up on past FiveSibes Flashback Fridays and see what all the fun is about, visit us here: 

Flashback Friday#45: Puppy Kisses
Flashback Friday #41: Husky Hugs!
Flashback Friday #40: When the Sun is Shining
Flashback Friday #39: Of Christmas Past
Flashback Friday #38: Gibson's Epi-Tip #22
Flashback Friday  #37: Too Cool For His Shades

Join our hop with a #FlashbackFriday pic of your own! Post it on your site, then hook up to our link below, and don't forget to include our badge and a link back to ours and our co-host's site. Be sure to visit the hosts & hoppers to check out their fab Flashback photos, too! And show us your pet's flashbacks!


1 comment:

  1. I think it is so fabulous that you can teach things through your books the way that you do.
    I hope the sibes are doing ok today, thinking of them (Gin and Harley)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!