Friday, September 28, 2018

Snuggle Buddies on a Flashback Friday!



Flashback Photo ~ Spring 2016

Sometimes you just need to snuggle up and give your best buddy a big hug! Wolf, my resident sleepyhead Husky, looked just way too cute snoozing, so that big stuffed red frog just had to leap on over and give him some love! The look on Wolfie's face is priceless! And I sure did get a chuckle or two myself!  ;-)

"A hug is worth a thousand words.
A friend is worth more."
~Charles Caleb Colton



YOU'RE INVITED! Come join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane in our weekly FiveSibes Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Whether you share a photo of your pet (fave family, vacation, and landscape flashback pics welcome, too) from yesterday or yesteryear, let's have fun looking back over the amazing lives of our pets and past memories! What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend, too! We know how busy everyone one is, so the blog hop is open all week, so join in any time! Simply grab our badge below and add to your post along with a link to us, and let's see those wonderful photos! Be sure to hop along and visit other blogs, too!







Thursday, September 27, 2018

#RememberMeThursday: Writing to Save Lives. Plus, Let's Meet A Few Beautiful Adoptables...




Why do I blog? 

That is a question many writers and bloggers are asked. For
me, I write to help educate others on the breed of the Siberian Husky, to bring awareness to dogs with Canine Epilepsy, to encourage adopting a Siberian Husky or Siberian Husky/mix from a shelter or rescue, and to share the pure enjoyment of having a dog (or five in my case) as part of the family! I write...to save lives...of Huskies in shelters who are passed by because of misinformation on the breed, have epilepsy or a seizure disorder, or are of senior age. By the power of the mighty pen, we can share important and accurate information so folks interested in adding a new furry best friend to their family can obtain the information they need in order to adopt and give the dog the best and proper care they can with all the resources needed at their fingertips.

What is the #RememberMeThursday® Awareness Movement All About?

According to RememberMeThursday.org, which falls this year on Thursday September 27th, "is a global awareness campaign uniting individuals and pet adoption organizations around the world as an unstoppable, integrated voice for orphan pets to live in forever homes, not die waiting for them." And, on this date, "the entire world will share the importance of pet adoption, and shine a light on all orphan pets waiting in shelters and rescues. In 2017, people using #RememberMeThursday reached nearly 330 million people on social media." So far, there are 180 countries participating in #RememberMeThursday and supporting adoption of orphan pets! Together, we can reach even more people!

#RememberMeThursday was created by Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center. He also created the International Pet Adoptathon and the Home 4 The Holidays program which, according to RememberMeThursday.org is " in partnership with international animal organizations, has placed over 13 million pets in homes since 1999."

And why did Arms create #RememberMeThursday? “My heart breaks for those beautiful people working in animal welfare who are forced to take the lives of the pets they love," he states. "I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.”

According to 2013 figures from the Humane Society of the United States, “Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities.” And, a much sadder statistic is, “Of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes.”

Staggerings percentages! If we can all participate and share #RememberMeThursday on social media, maybe we can double the 330 million people we reach so we can save that many more pet lives.


“Only 30% of pets in US households come from rescue facilities. Of the 3 million cats and dogs euthanized in shelters each year, approximately 2.4 million (80%) are healthy and treatable and could have been adopted into new homes.”

~Humane Society of the United States



Speaking on the Siberian Husky breed, the number of these beautiful dogs that are being left homeless and either abandoned or dropped off at already full shelters and rescues, is at epidemic proportions. When people see these beautiful dogs with their stunning eyes on a TV show or in a movie or television ad, they want one. Without researching the breed, these dogs that have specific needs and unique traits, prove to be too much for those who did not do their homework and research the breed. So when these very active dogs (who were bred to run) are left cooped up all day without exercise, they can become destructive out of boredom and suddenly and sadly find themselves behind bars at a shelter or rescue...and that's if they are lucky. We emphasize to anyone interested in this breed of dog--and they are amazing, intelligent, wonderful dogs (I had five, now four as we lost my beloved Gibson to cancer in 2015)--to please contact a rescue or reputable Siberian Husky aficionado to get all the facts on the breed so they can determine if this dog fits their lifestyle so that when they bring one home, it will be a loving, forever home.



 To locate a Husky rescue near you (both national and inter-national listings and transport infor-mation), check out my listings over on my full FiveSibes website HERE.



"I believe lighting a candle for the orphan pets will be a way for people to let the world know how much they love them, and the awareness can help in increasing adoptions and decreasing euthanasia.” ~Mike Arms, President and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center and Creator of #RememberMeThursday







Send in a photo of your rescued pet and you could win one of three fabulous pet food and toys package for your favorite pet rescue! How? Simply 
snap your pic, share it on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #RememberMeThursday and tag @hwac to help spread the word about pet adoption, and you could win some great food and prizes for shelter pets!



Earlier this month, I penned an article  in my monthly blog post over at 4Knines titled, "Bringing Awareness to Shelter Pets Across the Globe On Remember Me Thursday®" I hope you'll also read! The more articles we write and share, the more we can shine a light on pet adoption and find forever loving homes for so many pets in need. Wouldn't it be such a wonderful dream to wake up one day and there is not one animal left in a shelter because they all have homes?




In honor of #RememberMeThursday, here are some beautiful adoptable Siberian Huskies and their cousins, the Alaskan Malamutes, seeking loving forever homes to call their own...could it be your home?!



"Mocha"
17-month-old Male Wooly Siberian Husky
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida, Inc.
Update: Mocha Has Been Adopted!!!

For more info, visit Husky Mom at Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida Facebook page HERE
(Must be a resident of Florida to adopt Mocha). 
Adoption Application: 





"Sampson"
3.5-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky/Mix
Husky House, New Jersey

For more info on Sampson, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 



"Misty May"
13.5-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
(in Iowa)
Taysia Blue Rescue, Nebraska

For more info on Misty May, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Skylar"
12-Year-and 7-Month-Old Male Siberian Husky
Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Pennsylvania

For more info on Skylar, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Valerie"
7-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
Forever Husky, Illinois

For more info on Valerie, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 



"Frosty"
2.5-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky
Tundra Spirits, NY

For more info on Frosty, visit HERE.
Adoption Application: 
Email adoption@tundraspirits.com



"Arnold" & "Titan"
4 Years Old Male & 1-Year-Old Male Siberian Huskies
Northern Exposure Siberian Husky Rescue, 
New Jersey

For more info on these boys, visit NESHR Facebook page HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Blue"
6-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
MUSH Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta, Georgia

For more info on Blue, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Ryka"
2.5-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue

For more info on Ryka, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Bob Barker"
2-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Free Spirit Siberian Husky Rescue, Illinois

For more info on Bob Barker, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Beth"
1-Year-Old Female Siberian Husky/Alaskan Malamute Mix
Alley's Rescued Angels, California

For more info on Beth, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:






"Mac"

13-Week-Old Siberian Husky/Mix Puppy

PA Caring for K-9's via Rescue Me!


For more info on Sam, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:



"Tex"
2-Year-Old Male Siberian Husky
Texas Husky Rescue

For more info on Tex, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:




"Dexter"
Young Male Siberian Husky
Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue
Update: Dexter Has Been Adopted!!!
For more info on Dexter, visit HERE.
Visit NLSDR on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NLSDR
Adoption Application: 
Email adoptasleddog@aol.com


"Hannah"
Adult Female Alaskan Malamute
Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League

Fore more info on Hannah, visit HERE.
Adoption Application:

For a full list of national and international animal rescues, 
visit Rescue Me.




Let's all "light up the world for orphaned pets" on 

#RememberMeThursday!





We are participating in the #RememberMeThursday Blog Hop hosted by Lola the Rescued Cat and Three Chatty Cats! Please be sure to hop over and visit the other blogs talking about #RememberMeThursday and pet adoption, too! And don't forget to share our posts on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #RememberMeThursday and tag @hwac!







Friday, September 21, 2018

Goodbye Summer! Welcome Autumn!


Flashback Photo: Gibson, Autumn 2015



"And all at once, 
Summer collapsed into Fall." 

~Oscar Wilde



While today is the last official day of Summer here, Mother Nature sure does not want to let go! We are greeting Autumn with yet another muggy day. As my gif above says, bring on the cooler days already! Meanwhile, our Harley is enjoying the last of the summer pool days!


Today's Flashback Friday photo up top is such a special memory. My beloved Gibson had just rallied (again) from hind end weakness due to his epilepsy medications. He also had slipped during the winter, which only added injury to insult. Together, we rehabbed slowly each day with Gibson in a sling harness so I could help him walk by taking the weight off his hind end. On this gorgeous day in Autumn 2015, he conquered the yard yet once again all on his own, harness-free! I think the joy and freedom in his face and body while he crunched around without a harness in the fallen golden leaves just says it all! My heart surged right along with this amazing, brave, and determined boy! He was my inspiration for sure! Little did I know, this would be my last Autumn with him before he left for the Rainbow Bridge that December. 

That photo, that memory, that very special dog...fills my heart with so much love. I sure do miss him. I am thankful for these precious times and Flashback Fridays to relive those joyous moments!




YOU'RE INVITED! Come join in our weekly stroll down Memory Lane in our weekly FiveSibes Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Whether you share a photo of your pet (fave family, vacation, and landscape flashback pics welcome, too) from yesterday or yesteryear, let's have fun looking back over the amazing lives of our pets and past memories! What a wonderful way to kick off the weekend, too! We know how busy everyone one is, so the blog hop is open all week, so join in any time! Simply grab our badge below and add to your post along with a link to us, and let's see those wonderful photos! Be sure to hop along and visit other blogs, too!