Thursday, December 26, 2019

Christmas Peace

Christmas 2015 Flashback ~ Wolfie

There is a beautiful peace about watching our pets curled up safe, warm, and loved; not just on a holiday evening, but every single day. Our wish is that one day every single homeless pet can rest peacefully in a warm home with a loving forever family.

We here at FiveSibes hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Sweet Sibe dreams! 



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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Santa Sibe! A Plushie Pup for Christmas!

 

Woo! Christmas is almost here and that means Santa Paws is coming! Bandit is loving the little Christmas Husky that really does look like her! Don't you think?!


 

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If you'd like the cute little Christmas plush Husky PawPal in the photo, (it's the Christmas version of the one we have for Halloween!) you can get one, too! And...Amazon says there is still time to get one in time for Christmas if you'd like to give it as a gift! But, we liked our so much, we kept it as a new Crhistmas decoration. I mean, after all, one can't have enough Christmas or Husky decorations! You can find this cutie via our affiliate link below:

   
Also available in Dalmatian, Labrador, and Beagle!



 Cute, Right? Happy Shopping!




  


Friday, December 20, 2019

Wrapped Up in Ribbon on #FlashbackFriday

FiveSibes Christmas Flashback 2015

Our dear sweet pupster Chloe. I don't think there could have been a more kinder, sweeter, oblivious Husky! Chloe was a perpetually happy Husky, always talking with her tail always wagging, her eyes always bright, and I swear that girl was always smiling. Of course, I think she believed a treat was always at the end of a greeting, but regardless, Chloe was our pack's sweetheart. She was also the one that  innocently always found herself in mischief or trouble. Always palling around with her brother and sister Wolf and Bandit, she would be the one to get tangled up in something that always left us laughing. Case in point, today's flashback photo...as we were turning around to gather up the ribbons for the tree trimming, this is how we found Chloe! Somehow, she managed to get the curly ribbons twirled all around her. I am writing this with a smile on my face, chuckling at the memory. With feeling sad as this is the first Christmas without her or Harley, it does warm my heart to remember just how silly and sweet that girl was. And when I see the red ribbons on this year's tree, I will always remember that moment with a smile. 


"When we recall Christmas past, 
we usually find that the simplest things--not the great occasions--give off the greatest 
glow of happiness." 
 ~Bob Hope

I sure hope our "CoCo Puff" is having fun running in the snow with Harley and Gibson, chasing some red Christmas ribbons north of that Rainbow Bridge. Her sweet innocence, chattiness, and silliness are so very much missed here, and always will be.






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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Sponsor a Husky for the Holidays!



Welcome back to our #WaitingWednesday Blog Hop, where we highlight rescues and feature some of their adoptable dogs and dogs waiting for a foster home! While we here at FiveSibes, focus on Siberian Huskies and northern breeds, the Blog Hop is open to ALL breeds and species, and stories of your own adopted pets and where you adopted them from, so I hope you will join in and highlight some rescues near and dear to your heart and hop along with us!



This week, our feature is slightly different...instead of highlighting adotopables, we want to encourage folks who can't adopt yet to consider helping Huskies in shelters and rescues a different way...by sponsoring one! Check with your local or favorite rescue or shelter and see if there is a homeless Husky you can befriend over the holidays and bring it some treats, dog food, a new toy, or  maybe the rescue/shelter staff can let you know if the dog needs shampoo, vitamins, heartworm medication, etc. You can also bring lots of joy simply by spending some time with the dog, taking it for a walk, reading it a book, giving a lot of hugs and pets! I bet it will be hard to tell who is happier...the Husky or you! I know, because for several years in a row I sponsored a Husky and loved it! It feels great to share some holiday joy with pet in a shelter. And while we here at FiveSibes focus on Siberian Huskies and northern breed dogs, any shelter animal would appreciate being sponsored and receiving a donation of time and/or gifts!

If you sponsor a Husky this holiday season, send us a pic with your gifts (or you!) and rescue info and we'll share here on our blog and on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page and Twitter to help get your sponsor pup a forever home!

✏️ Please Note: Our FiveSibes #WaitingWednesday will be off for Christmas Day next week! We'll be back next year! Happy Howlidays!


  Not sure of how to find a Siberian Husky Rescue? Check out our listing on our FiveSibes website!

You can also check out Husky rescues by state at RescueMe.org, 
where "21,259 Siberian Husky Dogs" have been adopted to date!



Helping to educate others about the Siberian Husky breed's specific needs BEFORE they get one to ensure they are prepared and the home becomes a loving forever home.



What's This NEW #WaitingWednesday 
Blog Hop All About?

It's about becoming a "village" to help rescues, homeless Huskies, and all abandoned pets of any species in need. It's also to share breed information to help educate folks so they understand the traits, habits, and needs of specific breeds, such as the Siberian Husky, BEFORE they welcome one into their home to ensure the home will be a forever one. Please check out our recent post HERE where I talk all about this new important Blog Hop!

How You Can Join in Our Weekly "Village" to  Help Homeless Pets...

 
Write a blog post (or Facebook or Instagram post) highlighting a rescue (you can do a different one each week!) along with some photos of the rescue's adoptable animals (dogs, cats, horses, bunnies--any species) along with a little info on the pet and the rescue's contact information. ***Then grab our badge below and link to our blog, add your post's link to the Linky list, and join in the hop to help homeless animals! Link List is open all week for your convenience!***


#WaitingWednesday Blog Hop for Pet Rescue FiveSibes.blogspot.com
While we here at FiveSibes randomly select rescues to highlight, if you are with a non-profit rescue of northern breed dogs (and mixes of both), and want to be sure I feature your rescue, please send me your info and some of your adoptables to highlight in an upcoming “Waiting Wednesday” post! Feel free to Email info and photos to FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com and put 
“Waiting Wednesday Adoptable” in subject line!



✏️ Please Note: Our FiveSibes #WaitingWednesday will be off for Christmas Day next week! We'll be back next year! 
Happy Howlidays!

 






  

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Thoughts of Gibson on His Rainbow Bridge Day


Four years ago today, my heart broke when I lost my furry best friend..my heart dog, Gibson. 💜 We had such a special, deep soul  connection that comes along so rarely. He was a true gentle giant, a loving dog, a deep soul. Gib was a true warrior, facing and conquering challenges from his epilepsy with courage and determination, and never diminishing his zest for life. Gibson inspired me to lead a crusade in his name to this very day, including authoring two books and many articles, and becoming the face of dog treats made for dogs with epilepsy, all in an effort to help and educate others about Canine Epilepsy. His love for me, for Harley, for his whole pack family was so true. This boy loved life so much. Forever would not have been long enough to share life with this incredible dog. He truly left his big furry polar bear pawprint forever on my heart. Helen of Troy’s face may have a launched a thousand ships, but Gibson of FiveSibes face launched a worldwide awareness campaign that still gives so many families hope that their beloved Epi-dogs would also #LiveGibStrong. Gibson sure filled this dog mom’s heart with so much love, and so many wonderful memories that will keep him forever alive in my heart. 

🌈🐕💖

Love you and miss you, my sweet Gibbie. 
Forever and ever.











 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Snow Globe of Memories on #FlashbackFriday

 Flashback Photo: Gibson & Harley ~ my silly "Reindogs" 
 Christmas 2007

 Snow Globe
by Dorothy Wills-Raftery

As the snow flakes gently fall
in glistening memories of yore,
I close my eyes oh-so-tight
wishing for so much more.

Time is much akin to snow
arriving in beauty and peace
giving precious moments of joy
before the snow visits cease.

But within that moment of quiet time
encased in our heart's glass dome
The spirit is so brightened
For you are forever home. 




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