Monday, April 23, 2018

It's World Book & Copyright Day!

In celebration of World Book Day and Copyright Day, as an author I am taking this time to say, "Go read a book!" And if it happens to be one of mine, that's even better! Below is a list of my K9 books, and the links to purchase them (via PayPal or Amazon) to add to your library! All of my canine books I am proud to say have a portion of sales donated to help either Siberian Huskies in need or Canine Epilepsy organizations (the benefactors are listed on the back cover of the books). 

World Book and Copyright Day also is a time for all authors, writers, photojournalists, and publishers to join together in the mission of the day, "Promoting, reading, publishing, and the protection of intellectual property through copyright." Sharing our work is important to each of us, the essence of what we do as writers, photographers, artists, and publishers. And just as important as it is to encourage others to read and share our work, it is even more important for others to remember that it is just that - OUR work - and to properly share (not copy) with credit and links to the source of the original content. Not sure if what you are reading or viewing is legal to share? Contact the owner of the intellectual property and ask for permission! To read more about today, visit the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) website at

A note about donations: My books are printed on a short run, which is solely paid for by me, therefore, donations are made after costs of printing books has been met, so while I wish donations were larger, I hope we here at FiveSibes are helping in some small way to help raise funds and awareness for the designated benefactees). 

This post also has some affiliate links to my books. All this means is that we will be compensated a small amount for each purchase done through the links listed in this post.

Let's Go Shopping!

Getting Healthy With Harley: Learning About Health & Fitness

A FiveSibes Tale: an award-winning illustrated book for children, where the FiveSibes Huskies give them helpful hints for a healthier lifestyle! A portion of sales is donated to the Save Our Siberians Siberspace Rescue Fund (, and in honor of the SOS-SRF's 20th Anniversary, I am doubling the donation per book!

You can purchase via PayPal through our publishing website at:  ArcticHouse Publishing 
~ or ~ through our Amazon link:

What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy

A FiveSibes Tale: an award-winning illustrated book for children, where the FiveSibes Huskies help their packmate Gibson when he suddenly has a seizure, and provides children an understanding of Epilepsy, by presenting the story in a light way that also gives a few helpful hints to help kids not be afraid if a dog or someone they know has a seizure! A portion of sales is donated to the Epil-K9 Foundation, home of Epil-K9 List & Canine Epilepsy Resources (, and housed through the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Companion Animal Epilepsy department. 

Books ARE back in stock!
You can purchase via PayPal at our publishing website at: ArcticHouse Publishing 
~ or ~ through our Amazon link:

EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy

This award-winning book just received the 2017 NYC Big Book Award for Excellence! A large format, beautiful color coffee table style book of 122 stories of 124 amazing dogs from across the world who are living with/have lived with seizures and/or Canine Epilepsy. Their stories are uplifting, heartbreaking, and heartwarming! Through each story we get to know these amazing dogs and also tips from their loved ones on care. The book also features an extensive library of informational resources. A first of its kind - and a must-have for any K9 Library.

You can purchase via PayPal at our publishing website at: ArcticHouse Publishing 
~ or ~ through our Amazon link:

Buddy, the Christmas Husky: A True Holiday Miracle

This award-winning book chronicles the real-life rescue story of an abandoned, abused, rescued, and well-loved Siberian Husky named Buddy, that sparked a world-wide community of pet lovers to come together (known as "Team Buddy") to help him live a life he so-deserved. Buddy's adventures were chronicled on his Facebook page, where he received much love from across the globe. A portion of proceeds from the book is donated to Buddy's Buddies, a fund set-up by his foster Mama Shay to help with Buddy's medical expenses, and to help other dogs in need through the same vet hospital Buddy was a patient at.

Buddy books are currently OUT OF STOCK.

Please check back to see if/when they will become available. 

Important Notice!
There are a few other sellers now listing a few of my books on Amazon. The ONLY way is if they purchased one and then resell it. Purchase through my ArcticHouse ensures it is a new book from the ONLY publisher, and the donations will be made from the purchase. 

Q. Do you know which city has been designated as 
World Book Day for 2018? 
A. Athens, Greece!

Today is
For more info:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy National Pet Day!

Woo! While every day is Pet Day here at FiveSibes, today, April 11tth, is the official National Pet Day, founded by Colleen Paige, a pet and family lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. 

"Make a Shelter Pet's Day ~ 
Visit, Foster, Adopt, or Donate!" 
~Dorothy Wills-Raftery, Author & FiveSibesMom

One of my fave FiveSibes pics
How did we spend the day here at FiveSibes? Just hanging out together! We reminisced about the days when my boy Gibson was here and the fun pack family shenanigans that took place, with his talking "I love you!" while doing his famous Gibbie Hip-Hop dance! Harley, Wolf, Chloe, and Bandit munched on treats. Their ortho beds had a nice spring cleaning. And, as you see pictured above, we packed up a bag full of new and very gently used dog toys that we donated to our local shelter to bring a little joy to homeless dogs in our community. It's important on days like this especially to think of the pets who are less fortunate than our own and remember to make a shelter pet's days ~ visit, foster, adopt, or donate! And donations can be anything the shelter may need, including time with the animals, financial donations, toys for the shelter animals, or needed supplies. Check with your local or favorite shelter or rescue to see how you can help.

"Meooooowwww. Treats?"
Our little boy, Binx, who once was a neighborhood feral kitty, but was brought home to our house by our (now furangel) adopted abandoned kitty Smokie. Binx learned a lot from Smokie and was taken in by my daughter and officially became an adopted, vetted member of our family 7 years ago now! 

What Can You Do On National Pet Day? 
Visit the official website at for more ideas on how to spend this fun day with your beloved furry best friends and shelter dogs who do not yet have families of their own! Don't forget to stop over to their @NationalPetDay Instagram page, too, to check out what millions of other folks and their pets did today to celebrate!

So, how did you spend National Pet Day? We'd love to hear in the comments! Have pics? Feel free to share with us over on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page!

"We're not able to come close to possessing 
the pure & perfect unconditional love
that animals offer. If we could, we'd have no 
need for this day... 
because all the shelters would be empty."
-Colleen Paige, Founder of National Pet Day

Friday, April 6, 2018

It's A Ruff Life on a FiveSibes Flashback Friday!

Shhhhh...(whisper voice)...We are flashing back quite a few years to when our girl Bandit made herself comfy on our kitchen nook bench, hugging a pool towel to take a nap! It's a "ruff" being a member of the working class breed! 

Woo! I's Flashback Friday here all week! Have a pic of your pet(s)
early days? Gotcha Day? Birthday? Share it with us and join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane by grabbing our badge and linking up any time during the week! And be sure to pop over and visit other blogger's as well! What a great way to remember those early days, and a fun way to kick off the weekend! Happy Friday!