Monday, March 22, 2021

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 those finding themselves on the same frightening journey to know they are not alone, and that there is muc information and resources available to help guide them.
This year, we are once again hosting the Blog & Social Media Hop beginning at 12:01 AM EST and you can link up your photo, blog post, Facebook or Instagram post, TikTok, Twitter, or whatever your favorite social media forum is, and join us in showing support by "going purple!" 
Need a few ideas? Easy! It could be somehting as simple as a photo of you and/or your pets dressed in purple, with something purple, whatever tickles your creative fancy, just as long as it is purple! Or, if you'd like, write a post on Epilepsy, seizures, or pay tribute to an Epi-dog or human with Epilepsy. 
How do you join? Simply come here at anytime after 12:01 AM EST on March 26th and follow the instructions to link up! Too busy that day? No worries! The Hop will be open all week to join in! Be sure to grab our badge (you can go right ahead and screen shot it!) and link back to us. Don't forget to "hop around" and visit all the other posts in the Hop, too!
Be sure to include any or all of the following hashtags in your posts so we can all follow them:




Hope to see you all on Friday, March 26th!

In memory of my beloved Epi-Dog, "Gibson," who lived his life with great zest to the fullest, never letting his epilepsy stop him from doing all things a dog loves to do! He is, and always will be, the inspiration behind my #FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong & #Paws4Purple educational work!



  1. Y'all sure do amazing things for this wonderful cause.

  2. Thanks so much for all you do to help epi-warriors. I've learned so much from your informational materials-thank you! 💜