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Welcome to Our #LiveGibStrong Purple Day® for Epilepsy Annual Blog Hop!

  So excited to be hosting our 6th #LiveGibStrong Purple Day® for Epilepsy Blog Hop, once again along with my two amazing co-hosts, Jeanaann Barnaby of Knotty Toys for Good Dogs and Kimberley Matchem of Rescue Dog-Mom Confessions ! So let's talk purple!     “People affected by epilepsy will change the face of epilepsy.”    ~Anita Kaufmann Foundation    What's Purple Day All About?   If you have not already seen my Purple Day video, please take a few minutes to watch it, learn about how an amazing young girl named Cassidy Megan founded Purple Day, and how dogs across the globe joined Gibson and my FiveSibes in showing their support for Epi-dogs by "going purple!"      Why Do I Advocate for Epi-dogs? Gibson. Chances are, if you have followed us here at FiveSibes, you know that my Gibson was diagnosed shortly after his third birthday with idiopathic epilepsy, and ever since, he and I have advocated for dogs with epilepsy to spread the word that dogs can--and DO--live

What's in Your Epi-Dog's First Aid Kit?

It's March, and that means Purple Day® for Epilepsy is soon--March 26th! If you've been a reader of my blog for a while, you know my now furangel Gibson was an Epi-dog, a dog living with Canine Epilepsy, and my inspiration. Together, we embarked upon the FiveSibes™ #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness & Education , a mission to advocate for Epi-dogs worldwide!    ANNUAL PURPLE DAY BLOG HOP INFO AT END OF POST! DON'T MISS IT!    This year, I am proud to say, is my ninth year as an official Purple Day® ambassador, and my third year as a partner with Purple Day® Every Day/presented by The Anita Kaufmann Foundation * for my #Paws4Purple educational initiative! You can visit this initiative at ! I am so proud that The Anita Kaufmann Foundation/Purple Day® Every Day, a human epilepsy organization, recognized the importance of Canine Epilepsy awareness and asked me to join them in expanding my #LiveGibStrong campaign into #Paws4

Annual Purple Day® for Epilepsy BLOG & SOCIAL MEDIA HOP Invitation!

  On Friday, March 26, it is Purple Day® for Epilepsy and I'm hosting my annual FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong Blog & Social Media Hop along with co-hosts Jeanaann Barnaby of Knotty Toys for Good Dogs and Kimberley Matchem of Rescue Dog-Mom Confessions !    Purple Day, founded by Cassidy Megan, is a day to "go purple" - whether you dress you and your pet in purple, whip up purple cupcakes, draw purple pictures, put a purple filter on a photo, whatever you like -- all in an effort to join together and show our support for Human and Canine Epilepsy awareness.    I am proud to be an official Purple Day Ambassador since 2012. As many of you know, my journey began back in 2009 when my beautiful wooly boy, Gibson, began having seizures and was eventually diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy. I've chronicled our journey over the years, and have written many articles, as well two books, and several podcasts all about Canine Epilepsy and seizures in dogs in the hope of helping t