I love Flashback Fridays! While some memories are bittersweet, I prefer to let my mind drift back to those precious moments and relive the joys. Today, as we wrap up November's Epilepsy Awareness Month, I just want to take a moment to say that every day is a day for awareness and to champion these amazing, loving dogs who, even with the challenges of living with Canine Epilepsy, can live full happy lives just the same as dogs who do not have Epilepsy. If your dog has a seizure, always contact your vet immediately, and then research! You are NOT alone! Come on over to my new FiveSibes website and there is a section dedicated to Canine Epilepsy Awareness, where I share all of my books, articles, links to resources, and an encyclopedia information I have learned over the years of loving and caring for my own Epi-dog, Gibson.
And as we close out National Epilepsy Awareness month's photo challenge, here is yesterday (November 30th) Day 30: "Special Photo" of the #30DaysForEpiNovember Photo Challenge. There are so many special moments of live with Gibson. He never let his Epilepsy or challenges keep him from enjoying life! He was such a happy boy! He loved everyone and enjoyed everything we did together! A special highlight was when an artist at my vet's office painted his portrait on their building because of their love for him! What an honor! To know he was so loved, brings tears of joy to my eyes. Here he is pictured with the talented artist, Kat, and his amazing lead vet, Dr. Arnold Rugg in front of his portrait.
I want to thank Kimberley and Rolo of Confessions of a Rescue Mom for hosting the month-long awareness photo challenge! Please be sure to visit their Facebook page and our FiveSibes Facebook page or Instagram accounts (@FiveSibesMom and @RescueMomBlog) to see all 30 of this month's amazing awareness photos. We hope you, too, will be inspired, and maybe even consider adopting a dog with Canine Epilepsy!
Being the caregiver to an Epi-dog is not all easy. There are many frightening, nerve-wracking times...and there is strict medication times, schedules, costs, and a fear that you learn to live with along with the hope that all what you are doing is enough to keep the seizure monster away from your beloved furry best friend. But I can also tell you that the bond you form with your dog is so special, so in-tune, that I would not trade it all, ever.