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A #MemorialDay Weekend #FlashbackFriday Visit Down Memory Lane

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It's here! While Memorial Day Weekend unofficially kicks off the summer season here, it is also important to remember why we celebrate, as my flashback poster above featuring Wolf depicts. Thank You, Heroes... Remembering our K9 Heroes... Honor Your Veteran, Share A Memory Share a Remembrance | National Memorial Day Concert | PBS : Honor the fallen: Share your memories of a friend or loved one on the National Memorial Day Concert's Wall of Remembrance. “We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” - ~ James A. Garfield May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery Thank you to all our veterans - male, female, and K9 - who gave the ultimate sacrifice in order for us

#FiveSibes Donned Red Noses to Help End Child Poverty

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Our FiveSibes award-winning awareness poster from 2017. In three years, Red Nose Day has "raised over $100 million and changed the lives of over 8 million children in American and around the world."  Together, we can be the change for children in need by joining together to reach Red Nose Day's goal to "end child poverty--one nose at a time." Here, at FiveSibes, our Huskies are joining us humans in spreading the word and mission. We hope you will, too! For more info on how you can help "End Child Poverty" by donating, fundraising, holding informative events, and to check out what the celebrities are doing to help, visit the official Red Nose Day website HERE.  We hope our amazing pet-loving community joins together to help our human children to live with joy and love, and to one day never know what poverty is. The Greatest Love of All "I believe the children are our are future Teach them well an

Happy Mother's Day!

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A Mother's Day Dog Lovers Poem For fondly telling stories of my antics as a pup,   And for knowing yummy dog treats are the way to cheer me up... For cleaning all the mud when I forget to wipe my paws,   And for taking time to scratch my ears and cuddle “just because,” For comforting my worries when we’re driving to the vet, And for giving me the words of praise that others may forget, For showing me you love me in so many different ways — I’m wishing you the happiest and best of Mother’s Days!  ~Author Unknown

Flashback Friday: Our Original Sled Dog

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One of my all-time favorite photos from when my daughter was young was this one taken back 22 years ago with our adopted German Shepherd/Akita "Chelsey." Chelsey and Jenn were best buds. She was an amazing dog, who was so easy to train, and was such a good girl. She would listen to my commands, and perform them perfectly every time. If i asked her to "stay,"  no one, but me, could get her to move! I taught her to "watch" my daughter, which she always did. In this photo, my sister-in-law was creating a family photo album and was doing one of the winter months, and we decided a "reindog" photo would be cute with our girls. So, we staged the photo to look like I "Chelsey was hooked up to a sled with our girls on it in the snow! To this day, this photo brings a chuckle because my daughter and I dubbed it the "grumpy sled dog" photo because if you look closely at Chelsey, she looks like she is snarling and very unhappy. While she was

Catching Up on Another Seizure Monster Visit on a #FiveSibes Flashback Friday

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Harley relaxing with her pack family on a recent evening. Have you missed us? We sure hope so! It has been a little hit and miss with my blogging lately due to a few things here on the homefront, including some ongoing heath issues for both myself and a few of the FiveSibes, including Wolf and his ongoing gastrointestinal issues from anxiety (that will be another post), Chloe having elevated kidney levels in her recent annual, and another visit from the dreaded seizure monster for my senior gal, the FiveSibes alpha queen and surrogate momma, Harley. It's been a little over a year since she had her first seizure, which after tests, showed she had hypothyroidism and could be the trigger for the seizure. At 12, it is not typically a diagnosis of Canine Epilepsy, but it is a whole new book of concerns when a senior dog starts seizing. Not only did Harley have her second full blown grand mal seizure a little over a month ago, she also had a little "incident" a couple