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Rainbow Bridge 🌈 Remembrance Day

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    "You came into my heart one day,  So beautiful and smart,  My dear and sweet companion,  I loved you from the start.  And though I knew the time  would come,  When we would have to part,  You’ll never be forgotten,  You left paw prints on my heart."  ~Author Unknown Return to Home page to visit our  other posts & pages!     #ForeverFiveSibes 

Celebrating National Dog Day, Where Something New is Happening! Hint: Rescues & Shelters Need Apply!

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  Woo! How did you all spend your National Dog Day yesterday? It was pretty hot and humid here still, so today (when my glasses fogged up from the humidity as soon as I stepped outside), we decided to forego sweating outside while the grandkiddos and Wolfie splashed in the kiddie dog pool and opted for all of us hiding in the a/c most of day! Wolfie *thought* he wanted to go outside for our usual play and hang time, but immediately did an about face, staring at the sliding door willing it to open back up to the cool house! I was right behind him! While here at FiveSibes I believe every day is a dog day when you have one as part of your family, August 26th is an actual designated dog holiday! Now, if you're not familiar with this special day, we'll give you a little background!   National Dog Day was founded in 2004 by pet lifestyle expert and author Colleen Paige. According to Colleen, " National Dog Day celeb

A Visit From North of the Rainbow Bridge on a #FlashbackFriday

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  Our beloved four FiveSibes furangels:  Bandit, Chloe, Harley & Gibson #Flashback Photo: Spring 2015     Do you believe in signs from our beloved departed dogs?   Today's Flashback goes back to the Summer Solstice, which if you are a Husky or northern breed dog parent, you probably already know that solstices and equinoxes are special times to light a candle and remember all of our dearly beloved pups who have made their journey to North of the Rainbow Bridge. (If you'd like to learn more, or to include your dog on the Sibernet's list, please visit the Siberian Husky Memorial Candle Lighting page HERE . The next candle lighting will be on the Autumn Equinox, August 22, 2021). The Summer Solstice, which was on June 20th this year, brought about today's wondrous story. The morning broke as usual in our house, with my daughter brewing coffee, Wolfie wooing to go out, and the grandkids laughing and screeching to their morning games and shows. After all the initial mor

COOLING DOWN AN EPILEPTIC DOG: WHERE DO I PUT THE COOL PACKS?

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 Click on image to enlarge.   Would you like copies of this important poster to share with others? You can download materials or ask for hard copies from our #Paws4Purple partners over at Purple Day® Every Day presented by The Anita Kaufmann Foundation!  Details on how below!  I'm super proud of my cooling down an Epi-dog poster and happy to know it has helped Epi-dogs across the world! Great Resource for:     ✔︎ Veterinarian Offices ✔︎ Vet ER  Hospitals ✔︎ Rescues & Shelters ✔︎ Dog Wardens & Animal Control Officers ✔︎ Trainers ✔︎ Groomers ✔︎ Dog Walkers  ✔︎ Dog Parks  ✔︎ Pet Supply Stores & Boutiques ✔︎ Dog Friendly Businesses ✔︎ Police Departments ✔︎ Fire Departments    To request FREE* printed copies, simply send an Email with #Paws4Purple Materials in Subject line and what you'd like copies of and how many, to: @Debra@AKFUS.org  of the Purple Day® Every Day as Presented by The Anita Kaufmann Foundation  * To download or view online FREE, visit #Paws4Purple HER

#FlashbackFriday: Best Book Signing Ever! Special Guest: Buddy, the Christmas Husky!

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  Meeting Buddy will always be a special moment for me. Wow! Today's Flashback is a very special anniversary…five years ago, August 12, 2016, I had a book signing for my book Buddy, The Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle , and the real, very sweet and handsome Buddy, the Christmas Husky traveled from Georgia with Mama Shay, to join me!  2016 PR poster for event! Along the way, they met up with Buddy’s road companion, Nala, who was on her way to her new forever home with momma Sue. Buddy and Nala were dubbed the #TravelingHuskies, as they traveled the East Coast, they stopped along the way to meet some wonderful #TeamBuddy friends! (If you're not familiar with the story, Team Buddy are all the wonderful folks from across the globe who came together to help Buddy, a once abandoned, abused, and wounded Siberian Husky who was rescued on Christmas Day by a kindhearted good Samaritan, Geneva Ryan before Shari "Mama Shay" Baillargeon came to forever foster him!)  Once w

Time for a Change

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As Jon Bon Jovi sings, the more things change, the more they stay the same...so even after all the fun, fab years of having five Siberian Huskies and sharing their lives here in wonderful Blogville, I've decided to change a few things because even though things here have changed, I've always kept things the same. I like consistency! But, while I've kept the blog and FiveSibes website I worked so long and diligently on the same for years, it's time now for a change. A slight change, but a big one for me. Due to rising prices of maintaining websites and web designers, I've now made the decision to move my website info over to my blog here that now *features pages* (see up top and be sure to click on "More"), including an ArcticHouse Books & Gifts Shoppe page where you can purchase my books. So many things have changed here at FiveSibes, and well, I just rather save the crazy amount of dollars and spend it on my grandkids and Wolfie.  So please bear wit

Sniffin' Sunflowers on a Sunday

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Wolfie checking on the sunflower plants in our backyard. Is there any flower more happy, fun, and bright than the beautiful sunflower?   Advice From a Sunflower  Be bright sunny and positive.  Know your roots.  Spread seeds of happiness.  Rise, shine and hold your head up high.  Keep on growing.  Even on the darkest days,  stand tall and find the sunlight."  ~ Unknown         Click here to go back to our HOME PAGE  to read other blog posts!         #ForeverFiveSibes   

#FlashbackFriday: Life is Cool by the Pool

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  Flashback Photo ~ July 2019 ~ Wolfie  So just last week we were talking on #FlashbackFriday about the FiveSibes relaxing in the snow as someone shared on social media just how many weeks until the snow flies...now while that will make a Husky very happy, the temps here after a nice few days break, has soared back up to humid levels. So what's a pup to do? Find various ways of keeping cool. This pic is of my boy Wolf enjoying their pool to keep cool. Now while Harley and Bandit were the true lovers of a pool party, especially our alpha queen Harley, you could not keep that girl out of a pool, my boy Wolf is more timid. He prefers to think of the pool as a big blue water dish! These days, he is still not too interested in the pool other than to dip his paws in, and then get right back out. Either way, a pool is a great way to keep a dog cool when outside in the summer.     "Life is cool by the pool!"   ~Unknown Author   Does your pet like to go in a pool?     (You'