Friday, August 16, 2019

A K9 Reiki Healing Journey on #FlashbackFriday

This has been a time of great reflection for me. My family is going through a pretty big change, and with it comes downsizing and cleaning out items that have been put away years ago. Some of these items include my adult daughter's childhood artwork, puppy dog toys my FiveSibes have outgrown over the years and I just couldn't part with (but have now donated to some foster Husky friends in need and some to our local SPCA where I have adopted two of my past furry best friends). And then there are the photo albums full of memories...some of mine...some of my mother's...and with memories, come tears for missing all the loved ones who have departed, and smiles for all the love we did share. 

"Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of gentle and non-invasive energy healing..."  
~Marta Banat

Along with reflection, comes memories of my beloved heart dog, Gibson. As many of you know, he was diagnosed shortly after his third birthday with Canine Epilepsy, and together we embarked upon an unknown journey for the next seven years together. He became my inspiration for facing all his health challenges so bravely. He became the face of Canine Epilepsy, and together we shared his trials and tribulations as an Epi-dog, and the other health issues that came about related to it. 


"Love is the most powerful and still the most unknown energy in the world." 
 ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Over those years, our bond became such an amazing one, which I have written two books (What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy and EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy), partnered with the Anita Kaufmann Foundation for the creation of #Paws4Purple educational program, and written many blog posts about. One of the therapies I tried was distance Reiki with Marta Banat of All Paws Massage in Vancouver, Canada. What is Reiki? Says Marta,  "Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of gentle and non-invasive energy healing...." 

Please if you have a moment, I wrote a very special and informative piece about our Reiki session, "A Journey Toward Healing" HERE. I think, no matter what you believe or choose for healthcare, it is certainly worth a read.

Today's Flashback photos are from a stop along our Memory Lane trip back in December 2014 from our distance Reiki session. I hope you enjoy them...and the blog article from the overwhelmingly peaceful human-canine bonding experience.



I miss my big fluffy...my heart still squeezes at my memories of him...but he changed my life and showed me how you just never give up, keep fighting, and embrace each day with open joy--Gibbie style! 




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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

#WaitingWednesday Spotlight: MUSH Rescue Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta


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, 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 featured rescue is MUSH Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta! Be sure to scroll down to see some of their beautiful adoptable Huskies!



Organization Contact Information

MUSH Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


Adoption Information:
Email:
adopt@mushrescue.com 

Adoption Application:
www.mushrescue.com/prospective-owner-application.html

For general inquires:  

www.mushrescue.com/#contact

Website: www.mushrescue.com

Facebook Page: @MushRescue


Mush Rescue was founded in 2008 to help displaced Siberians in the community and surrounding areas. Mush Rescue is not a shelter with visiting hours. They are comprised of a network of foster homes run entirely by volunteers. "Our chapter directors, officers and trustees are also volunteers. What brings us together is our love for Siberians and the desire to help these displaced animals find forever homes."


Meet Some of the Beautiful 
MUSH Rescue Adoptables...
 
 

 


 




 
 


 


 


 
 
How Can I Adopt From 
MUSH Siberian Husky Rescue of Atlanta?

Complete their online Adoption Application at:www.mushrescue.com/prospective-owner-application.html 

I Can't Adopt Right Now. What Else Can I Do to Help Homeless Huskies?

Foster a Husky!



Support Fundraiser!

Buy a Cute Howling Husky Stress Reducer!
(Holidays are right around the corner! A great little gift idea for the Husky lovers you know)!


What's This NEW #WordlessWednesday 
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! 

#BreedEducate2Relate Siberian Huskies FiveSibes.blogspot.com

Also, please be sure to read a very important and informative blog article wrote, #BreedEducate2Relate: It Takes A Village to Help Huskies in Need about the explosion of Siberian Huskies being abandoned and to become on educated on the breed before welcoming one into a home, as well as an equally important companion article in 4Knines titled Siberian Husky Rescues: A Heartfelt Mission to Help the Homeless. I hope if you have not read these, you will and share with others, too.


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!***




#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!












 

 

Friday, August 9, 2019

It's #FiveSibes Summertime Pool Party on #FlashbackFriday!


Pool Party! Nothing spells summer here quite like the sound of excitement that occurs when the FiveSibes pools are brought out and filled up with water! Always the first in (even to this very day) is our alpha bathing queen, Harley, while our sweet furangel Chloe would always tip-toe around the pool, preferring to keep her paws dry! 

Today's summertime Flashback Friday travels down Memory Lane to eight years ago during the Summer of 2011! All of my FiveSibes were together as one big, happy furry family having a splashing good time in their pools (with a little added water effect to hopefully get you in the mood) for some summertime Sibe soaking fun! Oh, what a wonderful time we all had making such marvelous memories to last the summer...and for a lifetime.



"Friends, sun, sand, and sea, 
that sounds like a summer to me." ~Unknown


Flashback Photos ~ Summer of 2011


Here's a little summer tune for you from 1958...bet we'll have you humming it all day!



Summertime, Summertime 
(Sung by The Jamies, 
Written by Thomas Earl Jameson & Sherman Feller) 

"Summertime summertime sum sum summertime summertime...
 
Well we'll go swimmin' every day
No time to work just time to play
If your folks complain just say, 
'It's summertime'
And every night we'll have a dance
Cause what's a vacation without romance
Oh man this jive gets me in a trance
Because it's summertime
 
It's summertime
It's summertime summertime sum sum summertime...
It's summertime" 




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Did you miss last week's Flashback Friday
Props to Harley & Senior Dogs?
Read it HERE!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

#WaitingWednesday Spotlight: Free Spirit Siberian Rescue



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, 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 featured rescue is Free Spirit Siberian Rescue! Be sure to scroll down to see some of their beautiful adoptable Huskies!



Organization Contact Information

Free Spirit Siberian Rescue
P.O. Box 626
Harvard, IL 60033


Adoption Information:
http://www.huskyrescue.org/adoption-process

Email Online Form for Questions at:
http://www.huskyrescue.org/contact-us


Website: http://www.huskyrescue.org

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/FreeSpiritSiberianRescue
 

Celebrating 20 Years and Over 3000 Saved! 
"The Free Spirit Siberian Rescue opened its doors in 1999 with the intention of rescuing and finding a home for every husky/husky mix in need of rescue. Fast forward twenty years later, and FSSR has saved over 3000 dogs by helping them find their forever homes!"
 

I had the pleasure of having Karen Ferreri-Miller, president of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue on a Summer 2016 episode of "The Sibe Vibe" on Dog Works Radio! Tune in here any time to listen to a great show and learn all about this amazing rescue! You can also listen to this show and all of my episodes on iTunes, and on the Podcast app for iPhone and iPad!     



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Meet Some of the Beautiful 
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue Adoptables...






























How Can I Adopt From 
Free Spirit Siberian Rescue?

Visit their Adoption Process Page at:
http://www.huskyrescue.org/adoption-process

What's This NEW #WordlessWednesday 
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! 

Also, please be sure to read a very important and informative blog article wrote, #BreedEducate2Relate: It Takes A Village to Help Huskies in Need about the explosion of Siberian Huskies being abandoned and to become on educated on the breed before welcoming one into a home, as well as an equally important companion article in 4Knines titled Siberian Husky Rescues: A Heartfelt Mission to Help the Homeless. I hope if you have not read these, you will and share with others, too.


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

Write a blog 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!





 
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!