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A Book Signing With Buddy, the Christmas Husky on a #FlashbackFriday

    Flashback ~ August 12, 2016 ~ FiveSibesMom Meeting Buddy, the Christmas Husky for a special Buddy, the Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle Book Signing!       Woo! Six years ago today was one of the most fun days as an author I ever had! It was when sweet beautiful Buddy, the Christmas Husky traveled north from Georgia to Upstate New York (with stops in between to meet some special Team Buddy friends along the way) to be the very special guest at my book signing meet-and-greet event for my book all about him! Buddy was the sweetest boy, and I am so thrilled to have received some coveted Buddy kisses upon meeting him! I mean, it's an author's dream to meet their book's "hero" and spend the afternoon with him!   The fun graphic I designed of travellin' Buddy!   To think of how he was once found, abandoned and abused, then rescued from wandering along a road on a snowy Christmas Day by a Good Samaritan named Geneva, and then forever fostered by Mama Shay a

Summertime Sibe Happiness on a #FlashbackFriday

  FiveSibes #Flashback ~ August 2015 ~ Harley   "Live in the sunshine.  Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson   Oh, those fun summer days with my FiveSibes...I can close my eyes and be transported right back to a summertime day when I would open the door to let them all out on into the yard early in the morning and and feel and hear their excitement when I bring up their pools from the yard onto the deck! The zoomies, the woos, and the howls as they circled me excitedly, jumping in and out of the dry pool waiting for the water. As soon as the hose went on, it would always be our beautiful alpha queen Harley first in the water! Oh, how she loved to zoomie and growl and bite the water as it filled the pool! Her excitement was contagious as the other four would then join her, and I would just laugh at their shenanigans and no matter what, life was good! Little did I know then, that this would be the last summer of having five, as my Gibson would be leav

The Benefits of Cucumbers for Dogs

Last summer, we grew our own cucumbers in the backyard of our new place. Now, I love cucumbers, but did you know dogs love them, too? And they are actually good for them and can help hydrate on hot days? (Always keep fresh water available for your pet. Cucumbers are not meant to replace water, but are a good source of additional hydration). With the hot dog days of summer upon us here, I thought it would be a good time to talk about the benefits of giving cucumbers to our dogs. My boy Wolfie loved cukes! Pictured here from last summer, he was enjoying sampling our freshly picked cucumbers.  Did you know there are many benefits to cucumbers for dogs?     ***But, first, as with anything new for your dog's diet, always check with your dog's vet first. And always feed in moderation to avoid gastrointestinal upset.*** According to Dr. Marty (, not only are they a good low-calorie treat for our dogs, but cucumbers contain and are " Cucumber for dogs is perfectly