Showing posts from December, 2015

He's Coming Home...

Oh, how miss this beautiful boy. Two weeks today since I last held him, kissed his velvety nose, received his precious Gibbie kisses, and looked into those soulful blue eyes (with the one parti-eye that always made him look as though he was winking!). Today, Gibson's ashes are ready, and when we have our first beautiful gentle snowfall, he will become part of our land, the wind, and the snow, the home he loved, for always. Love you forever, my sweet Gibbie. My warrior. My K9 hero. ❤ ‪ "I'm coming home I'm coming home Tell the world I'm coming home Let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday I know my kingdom awaits... I'm coming home, I'm coming home Tell the world that I'm coming I'm back where I belong..." ~Skylar Grey  #LiveGibStrongForever

Of Christmas Past...A Visit from Santa

We're sharing a fond look back to ‪ Christmas‬ past of 2012, when all ‪ FiveSibes‬ had a surprise visit from ‪ Santa‬ ! How excited they were! Gibson bestowed his famous Gibbie kisses on the jolly ol' elf! What a wonderful, magical Christmas that was! time flies... From all of us here at the FiveSibes, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas, full of love and special memories. "Life is only traveled once; today's moment becomes tomorrow's memory. Enjoy every moment..." ~Unknown     Flashback Fridays are brought to you by us - the FiveSibes - and our co-host, Love is being owned by a Husky , each Friday. We hope you'll find a photo or video from Memory Lane, post it, and link up to our Blog Hop each week! If you don't catch it on Friday, you can link up any time during the week! To catch our past Flashbacks, just enter "Flashback Friday" in the search box. We hope you'll come join us! We are

Winter Solstice ~ Lighting A Candle for FurAngel Gibson and Other Siberians North, of the Rainbow Bridge

I light a candle on this Winter Solstice, in memory of my sweet, beautiful snow dog boy, Gibson. The love of his life, Harley, joined us for the lighting. And in memory of all the northern breed dogs and furpals who, with Gibson, are wooing and dancing among the Northern Lights tonight. Forever in our hearts. Thank you to Lisa Schaldemose for this beautiful graphic. Looks like my angel Gib. Thank you, Little Miss Suri & Hu-Daddy Carl for this beautiful tribute to Gibson. Thank you, Jenna of Owned by a Husky , for this beautiful graphic of Gib. Thank you to Sanni Heinrich of the Snowdog Appreciation Group for this beautiful tribute to Gibson. Thank you to Epilepsy Education and Support  for this beautiful tribute to Gibson. Thank you Lisa Harms for this great design of our photo of Gibbie. Many thanks to artist Cameo Anderson for this sweet doodle of our angel Gibson. Please be sure to

Goodbye Gibson ~ I'll Love You, Forever

It is with a broken heart that I now share that my beautiful, strong Epidog, "Gibson," has earned his angel wings. Epilepsy did NOT define him, nor did it take him from this earth. He was a strong, brave, and inspirational boy who did not let challenges stop him from loving life. Each health challenge he met head on, trust me that I would be by his side, and he conquered each one. And at the end, Gibson beat the "seizure monster." His epilepsy was managed by medications and supplements, and Gibson was sei zure free for almost 7 years! Bravo, Gibson! Today, while in surgery, it was discovered that Gibson's tumor had metastasized. It was not just in the spleen. It was all over, including an orange-sized tumor in his liver. Gibson was gently and peacefully let go as the heavenly angels came to escort him North of the Rainbow Bridge. I know my mother who just passed away on November 15, now has him wrapped safely in her loving arms. She was with us the d

*More Prayers for Gibson* ~ An Update

Gibson's first Christmas 2015 season photo with Clarice. The past few days has been such a rollercoaster of emotions. Gibson made it through the night at the ER, just barely, and was transferred to our vet hospital in the morning, where they had him on heavy doses of antibiotics and IV fluids.  Gib at ER My brave boy began to rebound. His fever dropped from nearly 107 at ER to 103.3. The first two days were touch and go. I've brought him home at night to be with the family, and the days he has been in our vet hospital on the IV fluids.    Over the weekend, our vet tech tech came to check up on him and administer fluids and his meds. His fever continued to drop. Blood tests confirm no more bleeding or bacteria in his belly. Small baby steps in the positive direction.  Last night he began drinking water on his own, had no fever, and could even manage to stand up, although extremely weak after not eating (and he is still not eating on his own. He will t

Prayers for Gibson, Please

While today was supposed to be our FiveSibes Flashback Friday post, we had an emergency here today with Gibson. He was his perky chipper self all day today, even prancing around the back yard, just being a happy Husky! After dinner, he was out lounging on the deck with his Sibesmates, and suddenly took ill this evening. He was lethargic, wouldn't move, and spacey. At first, I suspected a seizure and he was in post-ictal, but he had none of the typical signs.  We rushed him over to the ER hospital. He has spiked a high fever of 106 and they are having a hard time getting to come down. It ranges between 104.7 and 106. He is wrapped in cool blankets, on an ice pad, fan on, IV of fluids, and they are starting antibiotics and fa ever reducer medication. Tomorrow (actually today in about three hours) he will be transferred to our veterinarian hospital and a discussion on exploratory surgery will be had. After many tests, Xrays, sonograms, the ER vet believes it is not Epilepsy related,