Friday, February 23, 2018

Celebrating Eight Years of Blogging!

Beautiful portrait of my FiveSibes created for me by the very talented Cameo Anderson.

Woo! Today marks our 8th Blogiversary! It has been such a wonderful eight years of sharing the lives of my FiveSibes, Siberian Huskies Harley, (now furangel) Gibson, and our Pupsters, littermates Wolf, Bandit, and Chloe, as well as seeing us launch our #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awarenenss and educational campaign. Over the years, we have enjoyed bringing you, our dear readers, photos and videos of our FiveSibes shenanigans, sharing the highs of sharing life with five amazing, wonderful Huskies, and the lows--sharing illnesses, injuries, and the losing our beloved Gibson. The sharing of canine news and events, news of my canine books and articles, a salute to canine heroes and highlighting Huskies in need of rescuing, as well as continued updates and information on Canine Epilepsy awareness, sharing laughs through our Merry Monday Memes, and strolling down Memory Lane on our FiveSibes Flashback Friday blog hop, to our "The Sibe Vibe" podcasts on Dog Works Radio, all has all been so important and enjoyable to me. Through this blog, I also created the FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page, became an award-winning member of the Dog Writers Association of America, and joined the wonderful BlogPaws group, where we continue to meet and network with other amazing pet parents. 



As a career photojournalist, I began this blog to connect with other pet parents and to expand on learning and sharing our experiences with the Siberian Husky breed and helping others understand the scary and sometimes rough waters known as Canine Epilepsy, and to share the message that these Epi-dogs are amazing dogs who can teach us valuable life lessons, and to let their caregivers know they are not alone when they find themselves faced with their beloved dog having a seizure. 

Through this wonderful "town" known as Blogville, my FiveSibes and I have met some wonderful furfriends and their families, whom we have come to know and are proud to call our friends. We have laughed with each through comments and Emails at the funny times, and shared tears and offer support during the sad times. 



Many heartfelt thanks from my FiveSibes and I to each of you for your eight years of loyal readership and friendship. Blogville is a wonderful community, and we are so proud to be part of it, and hope to be for many more years to come. 

My very first blog post was on February's Pet Dental Health. And in this Flashback Friday blog post, I am sharing a photo of our first Husky and alpha queen who launched it all, Harley, showing off her pearly whites in a photo from five years ago. 




To read my article in Hudson Valley Paw Print Magazine, "Flash Your Pet's Pearly Whites" below:








You're Invited!



Do you have a photo from your pet's past that you'd like to share? Come stroll down Memory Lane with us here at FiveSibes and join in our Flashback Friday blog hop (we are open all week, so join in any time)! Just post your pic on your blog, grab our badge from below & link to our blog, then join the blog hop below so others can come visit and see your flashback photos, too! A fun way to relive past fun times with our pets, present and past, and a great way to kick off a weekend! (To see past posts, put "Flashback Friday" in our Search bar at top of blog). We hope you'll join us for some Friday fun!



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We are also joining in the Pet Parade! Hop over and check out the hosts' blogs, too, at:Rascal & Rocco, , Bionic Basil, and Barking from the Bayou!

40 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary! You've done and written a lot since you first started!

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    1. Thanks you! It is amazing to look back at our blogs and just see how much we have written and shared, isn't it?!

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  2. Congrats. Blogging is hard work.

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  3. Congrats on eight years of blogging! Here's to another eight and many more!

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  4. A VERY Happy Blogiversary to you!!! I just love that photo of your husky with the mouth wide open! Great shot! 8 years is nothing to growl at! Good work!

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    1. Thank you so much! And Harley thanks you, too!

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  5. Congratulations on your blogoversary! It's amazing how a mission can carry the work, isn't it?

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    1. Thank you! And, yes, it absolutely does, Jana!

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  6. Happy Blogaversary and many more to come!!! We have many great memories of our time in Blogville with you.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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    1. Thank you so much! And we have so many great memories with all of you! Here's to good friends! :-)

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  7. Happy Blogoversary gang! Keep on rockin' it!!!

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  8. Happy Blogaversary! What an amazing achievement and lovely to read all that you have done since the blog was started. Long may it continue. x

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! It is fun to look back to the beginning and see all the wonderful people we have met along the way, and hope to meet in the future!

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  9. Canine-grats on your 8th blogoversary. That's pawsome. We sure have enjoyed following you along through all your adventures and memories. Well done.

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    1. Thank you so very much! :-) That is always so nice to hear!

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  10. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging and all of the many friendships, projects, and opportunities that you've found from your work here. Cheers!

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  11. Congratulations on your 8th year blogiversary and for all the help/attention that you have brought to canine epilepsy. You are making a huge difference.

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that, M.K.! That means so much to me (and my furangel Gibson)!!! <3

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  12. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! Wow I hope to make it to 8 years. I'm 1 1/2 years in now. I love the BlogPaws community of bloggers too. Such great support and information. Wish you another 8 years of blogging success!

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    1. Thank you, Kamira! I will tell you this...time sure does fly! But they do say it flies when we are having fun! You will be hitting the two-year milestone this year already! Happy Blogging! :-)

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  13. Happy 8 year Anniversary! So glad I have gotten "to know" you and your pups through this journey of blogging. It has been an honor. Thank you for all you do.

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    1. Thanks, friends! It's been an honor to get to know you and your beautiful pack, too, over the years!

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  14. Happy Blogoversary and many MANY conCATulations from us here. Your achievements are many and so you must be proud to remain at the top of your Husky game.

    WELL DONE!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marjorie! :-) I really appreciate your kind words!

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  15. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! I've learned so much about canine epilepsy through your blog.

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate hearing that, Beth!

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  16. Mazal Tov on eight years of blogging. You have opened my eyes to so much about Canine Epilepsy, and I have learned so much.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! Helping others makes me so happy to hear!

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  17. Happy 8th Blogoversary! You've accomplished a lot during this time and you've really helped to get the word out about canine epilepsy.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS!! 8 Great years of sharing life with your Sibes and becoming an advocate for Canine Epilepsy. You've become a go-to resource for those with Epi Dogs.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Cathy, thank you so much! I am very happy to share our experiences with Gibson and help others, especially to let them know they are not alone in their journey. <3

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  19. Wow! That is great! Thanks for all the good information and sharing! We have enjoyed looking in on your crew!

    Kiki and Nala

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