Friday, July 29, 2016

Celebrating Our Fourth Anniversary & Award Nod of "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio Show!

Happy Friday! Can you believe it's Friday already? As the summer rolls on, it seems the warm days are just flying by! This past week was a very busy, special, and a really fun one here at FiveSibes! Top highlight was seeing the 3D sonogram photo of my grandson and FiveSibes hu-brother! So exciting!  And we also had good friends visiting from Georgia, and the Sibes sure did get in a lot of fun playtime with my four-year-old honorary grandson! (They are still tuckered out!) And last Sunday was a career highlight when my "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio show executive producer and co-host Robert Forto and his wife Michele, both lead mushers and trainers at Team Ineka from Alaska (home of the "The Sibe Vibe" production studio), stopped here in New York on their visit to the lower 48 where they have been touring, hitting up concerts and rollercoasters across 6300 miles! We hosted our show not only together in person for the first time, but we broadcasted before a live audience at the The Poughkeepsie Inn in Poughkeepsie, New York! This episode marked our fourth anniversary of being on air! Our very first show debuted on August 26, 2012  ~National Dog Day~ with the Debi Klein and Janet Cross of the Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida (www.siberrescue.com). During our live broadcast, it was fun to interact not only in person with Robert, but also with members of the audience, including family and friends who came out to support us, including Mannie from The Empire State Snow Dogs Club who joined us at the mic to talk about his Husky, "Bam Bam," some info about what he is doing for Huskies in the New York City area, and about the fantastic and very active The Empire State Snow Dog Club, which is based out of Long Island. The group was up for a camping trip in Ithaca, New York and Mannie came down from there to join us on our show! I'll be posting pics from their fun camping event on a later post. 


One of the coolest aspects to the show is that through modern technology, we can span the globe and speak with Siberian Husky and canine experts across the globe, bringing our listeners amazing and informative stories from all over the world!

Before my Flashback Friday post, I want to share some highlights from our fourth anniversary show this past Sunday, including being able to present Robert in person with his certificate for our Dog Writers Association of America award nomination for "Excellence" in radio show/podcast category for our show "Talking Canine Epilepsy" with Dr. Karen Munana and Julie Nettifee-Osborne, LVT & research specialist from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine that is part of my #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign! (To listen to this important episode on Canine Epilepsy, visit HERE.) I'm so proud of this award as it is a cause near and dear to my heart, inspired by my Epi-dog Gibson.

Special moment!
One of three "Excellence" nominations I received!

Want info on Canine Epilepsy? Contact me at FiveSibesLiveGibStrong(at)gmail(dot)com.

At the Inn, I also had an informational table, including several of my ‪#‎LiveGibStrong‬ K-9 Epilepsy Awareness articles published in American Pet Magazine, The Sled Dogger magazine, and Pulse newsletter; my story about House Woof Dog Biscuits "Gibbie Snacks," informational brochures and flyers from Canine Epilepsy Resources; Toby's Foundation, Paws to People: Bridges to Cures; Dr. Karen Munana & Julie Nettifee of North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) Neurology Department, Molly’s Fund, and The Wally Foundation- canine epilepsy. There were copies of the Hudson Valley Paw Print with my article on local girl Savannah Whittaker who has Epilepsy and is getting a service dog. Hudson Valley Paw Print also donated a one-year subscription to their magazine for a raffle basket fundraiser FiveSibes is doing for Savannah's K-9 Lifeline (raffle and story will be in an upcoming blog post). 


Also on hand were my books: EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy, What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy, Getting Healthy With Harley, Buddy ~ The Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle, and the Forto's  book I edited and published through ArcticHouse Publishing, Team Ineka: A Musher's Dream. 


 Robert and I "on air."


To listen to our 4th Anniversary Live Show, tune in HERE any time, or find us on iTunes under the DogWorks Radio family of shows!
Chatting with Mannie, member of 

With my show's Executive Producer Robert Forto & his wife, our segment Producer, Michele Forto and their book.




 Thank You to all our "The Sibe Vibe" listeners, fans and readers of my books, and followers of my FiveSibes™ blog and FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page, and all of our social media, for taking this wonderful journey with us and for all your support! Thank You to my amazing family and friends who came out to support us! Thank You to the Poughkeepsie Inn for hosting us!  Thank You to Robert & Michele Forto and Dog Works Radio for having me be part of your amazing family of shows! And an extra Thank You goes out to three amazing beautiful people, my husband and FiveSibes Hu-Dad for, well, everything! And to my lifelong friend Linda Mae Brownell and my Aunt Carolyn Reis for not only amazing constant support, but also for their fabulous photographs of this special event!



 After the show and a wonderful lunch, Robert and Michele, parents to Team Ineka's 40 Huskies, came back to meet my very eager FiveSibes! 



Coming up in August will be a very special giveaway to celebrate our Fourth Anniversary of "The Sibe Vibe" 
 you won't want to miss!




For today's Flashback Friday moment, it's a "listen to" moment as I take you back to the very first episode of "The Sibe Vibe" on Dog Works Radio - where, "On this episode we speak with Debi Klein and Janet Cross of the Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida and they cover topics such as:  Siberian Huskies in warm climates. Did you know that Siberians have no pigment in their skin an they will get bad sunburns if you shave them? Also did you know if you shave your husky their fur might come back in a different color? Advice: Don’t shave your husky! We also spoke about upcoming events, how to be a foster, and their FREE National Lost and Found Siberian  Husky network. The ladies from SHRoF were calling in from Seminole, Florida, right in the path of the hurricane that is bearing down on the state. We spoke about evacuation preparedness and what to do in case of an emergency."



  The Flashback Friday Blog Hop 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.  Come join us! We'd love to see your pets' Flashback pics! Just grab our badge below:







We are also joining in the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal & Rocco, Bionic Basil, our co-host, Owned by a Husky, and Barking from the Bayou! Be sure to visit them and their hoppers!

25 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary and congrats on the award! How very, very exciting! Great work!

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  2. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you've been very busy with some great stuff! :)

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  3. Happy Anniversary and congrats on the award! How exciting you guys did a live show.

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  4. Congrats, that is super cool and Happy 4th Anniversary from all of us!!!

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  5. Congrats, how awesome and happy anniversary!!!

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  6. Mazal Tov on your anniversary and winning the Award with a woof from Layla

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  7. Happy anniversary!! And congratulations on your award!! That's just awesome!!

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  8. Happy 4th anniversary and congrats on your award - it's very well deserved. woo hoo!!

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  9. Wow, so cool! Happy 4th Anniversary and concats on your award!!

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  10. So awesome! Happy 4 year anniversary its such an amazing achievement!

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  11. What a wonderful week you have had! Congradulations on four years. I'm sure Gibson is proud of you, helping others like him.

    Thanks for introducing us to the Inkea Team.

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  12. Happy 4th anniversary! Congrats on the live show! Very cool that you were able to meet Robert in person and I agree being able to reach Sibe owners from around the world is pretty amazing.

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  13. Happy 4th anniversary. You certainly have kept going and had a great time!

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  14. That is fantastic and happy anniversary. Way to go with the live show, too!

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  15. It sounds like you had a very busy and exciting week! Congratulations on your upcoming radio anniversary, I bet the show was great!

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  16. Congrats and Happy Anniversary! Well deserved!K

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  17. Congratulations on your 4th anniversary. We can just imagine the big celebration for your 5th since it will connect to your blog title.

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  18. Wow! You have been very busy. Congratulations on having a grandson on the way, all of the awards, and your radio show! :) This is all great news.

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  19. Happy Anniversary! what a fun way to spend it. Congratulations on the award, the grandson, the event and on publishing the books. Love the Savannah is getting a service dog- they can make such a difference.

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  20. Congratulations on your anniversary and your new, grandson. Both very exciting events! It looks like everyone had a blast celebrating your show.

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  21. You've had one wonderful week!! So happy to hear about all of your success! It gives hope to a newbie!! :D

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  22. Happy 4th Anniversary of the radio show Dorothy!! I'm so glad you have a link to the show w/ Team Ineka, after visiting Alaska for the Iditarod this Winter & meeting a few Mushers I'd love to listen to your broadcast. I wish I could have come up to see you but I wasn't able to make the trip.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  23. Happy 4th Anniversary of the radio show Dorothy!! I'm so glad you have a link to the show w/ Team Ineka, after visiting Alaska for the Iditarod this Winter & meeting a few Mushers I'd love to listen to your broadcast. I wish I could have come up to see you but I wasn't able to make the trip.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  24. Wow, so many exciting things going on. How wonderful you got to do your first show together!

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